New cafes opening on campus
Over the next few months there are some exciting developments taking place which will see three new cafes opening on central campus, Westwood Campus and the Sports and Wellness Hub. The developments are part of the University’s plans to create a vibrant campus by providing a wide variety of food and drink outlets and have been informed by feedback from staff, students and the wider community.
As part of the developments, both Café Westwood and Costa in Rootes Building will permanently close in order for the new cafes to be built.
Café Westwood will close on Friday 19 July and a new café will open before term one. The existing seating area and microwaves will still be available to use. There will be some construction work taking place for a few weeks but we will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum. From week commencing 29 July there will be a catering truck selling hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes. For hot food, the nearest café is University House Café, a five minute walk away.
Costa will close on or around Wednesday 24 July. A new food and coffee offer will open in the same location before the start of term one. The nearest cafés are Curiositea and Arts Centre Cafe. Rootes Grocery Store has an in store Costa Express machine and is open seven days a week selling sandwiches, snacks, cold drinks and a drink and breakfast meal deal.
We’re also pleased to announce that Caffe Nero is opening at the Sports and Wellness Hub in August 2019. You will be able to enjoy a range of hot and cold drinks, award-winning Italian coffee, as well as delicious sandwiches, toasties and healthy snacks.
We’re pleased to announce a new online academic book service coming to campus, operated by Blackwell’s, the UK’s largest academic bookseller.
The new service is coming very soon and will replace the existing University Bookshop, which will permanently close on 24 July 2019 following summer graduation.
Blackwell’s will also be operating a pop-up bookshop at Warwick Arts Centre at the start of term one for a minimum of five weeks.
Win a month's supply of Sparkling Black!
Our coffee supplier Union Hand Roasted Coffee is running a competition from 30 April - 5 May to win a month's supply of Sparkling Black. Sparkling Black is a refreshing, sparkling cold brew coffee drink containing natural caffeine and is the perfect morning or afternoon pick me up. For a chance of winning simply post a photo of Sparkling Black on your Instagram Story, tell Union what you need to stay focused for and follow and tag @unionroasted #stayfocused.
There will be a sampling session on Tuesday 30 April 10am - 3pm outside Cafe Library where you can also pick up a 50p off voucher to be redeemed against a can of Sparkling Black in any University cafe.
The competition is open to all Warwick staff and students and ends 8 May at 5pm. The winner will be contacted 9 May and will need to collect the 3 x cases of 12 cans from Rootes Grocery Store.
Food donation collection point
Rootes Grocery Store has set up a food donation drop off point at the front of the store and is working in partnership with the Students' Union and Coventry Foodbank to collect food items to help local people in crisis. If you have any unopened and non perishable food items that you would like to donate, please drop them off at the store. The items will be collected weekly by the Students' Union and delivered to Coventry Foodbank.
20% off books
To celebrate Academic Book Week the Bookshop is offering 20% off all books, including the top 20 influential banned academic books, between 4 - 8 March. Academic departments can also take advantage of 20% off all department orders until the end of March.
If you haven't visited the Bookshop for a while, we'd love to see you (we are conveniently located in the Students' Union atrium opposite Costa). On Wednesday 6 March we'll be open until 7pm, so why not pop over for a glass of wine between 5 - 7pm, claim your 20% off department voucher and chat to our friendly and knowledgeable team?
Cafe Bar is moving
Don’t worry – we’re only moving a short walk away! On Friday 22 February Café Bar will be relocating to the unit opposite the Music Centre in the Arts Centre. We’re also changing the name to Arts Centre Café which better reflects the café location.
There may be some work going on throughout the day, so please bear with us. We’ll do our best to keep disruption to a minimum. Kate and the team are really looking forward to welcoming everyone in the new, large capacity cafe.
We’re bringing a taste of our popular food market to Westwood campus this Friday, join us from 11am for a lunchtime treat.
We're making some changes, find out more about some new exciting initiatives being introduced into our cafes.
The Bookshop is moving! We are delighted to announce that the Bookshop will be relocating to the Warwick SU building in September 2018, moving into the old Barclay’s unit.
On Wednesday 20th June, Warwick Retail, Union Coffee and La Marzocco collaborated to put on an exciting coffee event in University House Atrium. The day consisted of coffee sampling, a flavour challenge and a Latte Art Throwdown.