The cafe at the Hive

The Café at The Hive is closed until further notice due to the current public health situation.

Welcome to The Café at The Hive. We serve a variety of hot and cold snacks, light meals and refreshments. The deli bar gives you a great choice of fresh baguettes, sandwiches and salads, all prepared to order. Healthy choices, such as yoghurt & muesli pots, as well as more indulgent treats to tempt your tastebuds are also available. All in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Monthly offers

Each month, The Café at The Hive has special offers and promotions. Come into the café and take a look at the menu cards to see what’s currently on offer.       

Special dietary requirements: we will cater for your needs. If you require lactose- or gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or have other requirements, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be pleased to assist you.

Please note: Food eaten in the café must be food which has been purchased from The café at The Hive.

Customer benefits

Your loyalty as a customer is really important to us, and we believe you should be rewarded for this. As well as our special offers, we offer the following discounts below:

Student discount: students can receive a 10% discount on food and drink purchased in the café. Please present your student card at the till to receive your discount.

Catering: we can cater for any meeting or function that takes place in The Hive. Please see our catering page for more information.

We are proud of our five-star hygiene rating and committed to customer service excellence.

The café is fully accessible to wheelchair users, mobility scooters and pushchairs.

Our Food Supplier: The Café at The Hive continues its partnership with Urban Eat to provide a range of sandwiches and salads including Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options.

Sustainability: Urban Eat have taken a conscientious approach to both the sourcing of the ingredients and the sustainability of their packaging. All the cardboard Urban Eat uses is widely recyclable and is from managed renewable forests – with at least two trees planted for every tree used. Additionally, to reduce food waste, 95% of the sandwich range now has a four-day shelf life.

Our ranges of food:

URBAN EAT CORE Favourites and classic flavours, plus a new premium range and a light range to cater for those looking for healthy options under 400 calories. The range also includes more salads to accommodate growing demand and a range of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and halal products.

URBAN EAT DELI. A broad mix of coffee shop-inspired hot and cold deli products. Products include classic toasties and paninis, new additions such as the Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagel and a range of hot boxes in addition to cold eat sandwiches and salads.

URBAN EAT STREET. A new collection of innovative and flavoursome products, including Bacon naan, Vegan Bean Burrito and Mozzarella & Tomato topped Flatbread.

URBAN EAT ROOTS. The popular range of vegetarian & vegan sandwiches and wraps with punchy flavours – all approved by the Vegetarian society and benchmarked.