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Food - West Cambridge

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Vending machines

There are currently three vending machines in the William Gates Building:

  • refrigerated food and soft drinks at the cafe
  • sweets and crisps at the first-floor back entrance of Lecture Theatre 2
  • hot drinks in the common room kitchen (FC35)

West Café

Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 16:00

Barista coffees, selection of teas, hot chocolate, cold drinks, hot breakfast baps, hot main meals, sandwiches, hot and cold baguettes, paninis, hot ciabattas, hot focaccias, bagels, wraps, salads, cold desserts, cakes, snacks and confectionary.

Food vans

Food vans selling a huge variety of hot food served from various University locations.  Full details are here:


The cafe at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (map) is available to anyone with a valid University Card. Take your card to the CAPE receptionist who can authorise it such that you can open the turnstiles yourself in future.


Dulcedo, Eddington Market Square
Monday-Saturday: 7:30am – 4:30pm, Sunday: 9am – 2pm

Dulcedo Eddington serves freshly baked breads, fresh coffee, chocolates, pastries, lunch options and regular pizza nights from their shop in Eddington market square.

Sainsbury’s at Eddington Market Square

Monday – Saturday: 7.30am-10pm, Sunday: 10am-4pm

Supermarket chain providing all your grocery needs and on-the-go lunch options including sandwiches, snacks and hot pizza takeaway.

KOTA Coffee,Turing Locke Hotel

Open daily: 7am-6pm

KOTA coffee features third wave coffee roasted in house by London-based roasters Saint Espresso, fresh juices and smoothies, plus artisanal light bites and delicious cakes to go.

KOTA Restaurant, Turing Locke Hotel
Open daily: Breakfast 7am-11am, Lunch/Dinner 12noon-11pm (midnight on Friday and Saturday)

KOTA specialises in brunches, barbequed flavours, speciality coffee, botanical cocktails and craft beer. The offering will spread throughout the day with fresh, bright brunches leading into light daytime dining, and a chargrilled evening menu complemented by botanical cocktails. KOTA is the new offering by the team behind the much-loved Cambridge institution, NOVI (on Regent Street).

Dutch Cocktail Bar, Turing Locke Hotel (34-37 Eddington Avenue)
Sunday-Thursday 12noon-11pm, Friday & Saturday: 12noon-midnight.


Updated 21st March 2022