The cafe at the Hive

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.

Opening hours

Monday-Sunday – 8.30am-9pm

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.