A GUIDE TO CAMPUS COFFEE


BY Cheng Ma

Craving caffeine between classes? Here are 5 cafés on campus that you might want to try out throughout the trimester.

It doesn’t matter if you are at lower, middle or upper campus, these recommendations span across the whole uni campus. For more options, you can check out all the food on campus here.


Quad Food Court Coffee Shop

This shop sits at the heart of UNSW in the centre of campus. It is conveniently located right next to WH Smith (your friendly neighbourhood stationery shop), pharmacist, book store and the Australian School of Business. Besides having access to great tasting coffee and breakfast food items, there are also an array of dishes from different cultures to choose from nearby. Staff here are also very nice and show great customer service. If you are ever around the quadrangle be sure to check out this store for a delicious cup of coffee.


Days

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

6:00am – 4:00pm

 

Penny Lane Bar & Café

Located at upper campus near the library and above the central lecture block, this is a nice sit-down restaurant to either order a cup of coffee when you are on the run or when you are looking to stay around for a nice conversation. With its beautifully designed interior, it makes you feel comfortable and at home. Coffee isn’t all that it serves though; it has an extensive repertoire of dishes that have been tailored for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you are ever on campus for an extended period one day, feel free to enjoy a burger for lunch or some chicken schnitzel for dinner.

 

Days

Opening Hours

Monday –Thursday

6:00am – 4:00pm

Friday

7:00am – 10:30pm

 

Bar Navitas

If you are ever at Anzac Parade (i.e. lower campus), Bar Navitas might be your best pick. A favourite with law students, it’s the closest coffee shop to the Law Building and the Blockhouse. It’s conveniently located at the start of main walkway, so you won’t need to detour much from your journey to class to have your first cup of coffee. Saving energy by grabbing coffee from a shop that is on the way will ensure that you can use that extra brain power energy for your studies. On top of coffee, they also serve pizzas, burgers and salads for a nice little lunch combo.

 

Days

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

7:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday

8:00am – 3:00pm

 

Campus Village Café

If you have taken the 891 bus from central and are around IGA, check out the Campus Village café. The café is housed in a wooden demountable building that is compact and easy to spot. The great thing about this café is that it is open 7 days a week.

 

Days

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

6:30am – 4:00pm

Saturday

7:30am – 3:00pm

Sunday

7:30am – 3:00pm


Coffee Cart

You will be hard pressed to find a morning that the Coffee Cart is not bustling with a line of customers waiting fervently for their coffee. Located conveniently in front of the library lawn, it is definitely one of UNSW’s attractions to check out if you are ever at upper campus and in need of a coffee pick me up.

Days

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

7:30am – 5:00pm

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