Every campus has a wide selection of food and beverages to suit a range of dietary requirements and personal tastes.

While on campus find your nearest outlet for convenience, or make your way to one of the specialised food outlets if you fancy something a little different.

Due to current restrictions as a result of Covid-19, please note that all outlets will be operating with a limited offer. Please utilise the hand-sanitiser stations and follow the relevant signage to enable social distancing.

To view the location of all our catering outlets, please refer to our online campus map.

Touchdown Café (Laud) 

Open Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm

The Food Court (Anselm)

Open Monday- Friday, 8am-3pm

Coffee Dock (Verena Holmes)

Open Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm

Sessions House Cafe (Old Sessions House)

Open Monday- Friday, 10am-2pm


The Lounge

Open Monday- Friday, 12pm-11pm, and Sunday 2pm-11pm

Atrium Café

Open Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm.

Touchdown Café

Open Monday- Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm.


Upay is a cashless and secure payment system which you can use to buy refreshments from our on-campus catering and food outlets (but not vending machines). You, and other people that you nominate, can upload funds to your Upay account from any smartphone, tablet or PC, to help you budget. It also earns you loyalty rewards and helps you to keep tabs on what you’ve spent.

To get going, download the Upay app via The App Store, Google Play or www.upay.co.uk and register for an account. To sign in for the first time, use the Single Sign On option (look for the Microsoft logo, and then enter your University computing username and password), after which you can make use of Touch ID if you prefer.

Before you can make your first purchase, you’ll need to add funds to your account. You can top up any amount between £20-100, on a pay-as-you-go basis, or by setting up auto top-ups for a fixed amount. 

Once your account is set up, simply pay for your on-campus food and drink at the till by scanning the in-app QR code.

In due course, you will be able to use the Upay app to order ahead, so your refreshments are ready and waiting for you when you need them, and to arrange for food and drink to be delivered to University accommodation.

If you have any questions or comments about Upay, please contact uniware@canterbury.ac.uk.


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