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Where To Eat On Campus

Where To Eat On Campus


Check out our venues and find the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and a good cup of coffee. Here you can find out everything you need to know about food and drink on campus. We have six venues across the Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses.   

Cyncoed campus

K1 Restaurant

The main restaurant where students, staff and guests enjoy high quality low priced and locally sourced food.

At the heart of the Cyncoed Campus, by main reception it is one of the largest catering outlets within the University. A great place to catch up with your friends or simply relax and enjoy good quality, value for money food and drink. The K1 restaurant is also the main dining facility for all residential catered students.

Opening Times


Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm   Saturday & Sunday 9am – 11am & 4pm – 6pm    

View images of the K1 restaurant on Flickr

The Bench café

Where trainers and educators get together for drinks and snacks.

The Bench is located by the popular sports facilities on the Cyncoed campus. The contemporary catering facility offers barista coffee along with a fantastic range of luxury cakes, hot and cold food and drinks, including the acclaimed Bench baguette.

Opening Times   

Closed for refurbishment opening late September to early October    

Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 4pm   Friday 8.30am – 3pm [BM3] 

View images of the Bench cafe on Flickr

The Track   

Have a drink and a bite to eat in the seats that Olympians have sat in!

Situated in the main foyer of the fantastic National indoor sports arena. The Track is home to the high street favourite Costa Coffee and offers a wide selection of hot and cold snacks, luxury cakes, healthy and sports nutrition products.

Opening Times


Monday to Friday 9am – 8pm   Saturday & Sunday 9am – 2pm    [BM4] 

View images of the Track cafe on Flickr  

Llandaff Campus

   The CSM Atrium Food Court

Hot meals and world cuisine in a modern facility in the heart of the Cardiff School of Management.

The Atrium is the largest food court on the Llandaff Campus offering an extensive and diverse range of food and drink. The food court is open from breakfast until early evening affording you time and convenience to dine around your busy academic and social commitments. The food court also offers your favourite Costa drinks, pastries and cakes. Whether you intend to dine in or pick up a takeaway there are plenty of foods to choose from and staff at hand to assist.

Opening Times


Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 5pm Friday 8.00am – 4pm

View images of the Atrium food court on Flickr

The Gallery

Time for reflection with a hot drink watching the world go by at the Llandaff campus

The Gallery is a great place to meet and spend time with friends over a tempting barista coffee and a wide range of pastries, cakes, soup, toasties and jacket potatoes. The gallery is located on the first floor just above the I-zone by main reception.
Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 3pm Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm

View images of the Gallery cafe on Flickr

The Box Café

Relax with a coffee and snacks while soaking up the artistic vibe of Cardiff School of Art & Design.

Don't be fooled by our size, the Box  café may be small but we have a great range of coffees, sandwiches and hot soup to tempt you in between lectures and seminars. The Box café is located in the heart space on the first floor of the School of art and design building.


Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 3.30pm   Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm

View images of the Box cafe on Flickr


The Hub Café

New social hub for staff and students located at the front of the Llandaff campus. The hub is home to the Starbucks coffee and a new hot food facility. The hot food venue will be opening in early September 2022.       


Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 7.30am – 4.30pm   Friday 7.30am – 3pm

View images of the New Hub café on Flickr  

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