Where to eat
No need to worry about your stomach growling in lectures – there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat. In fact, our food's so good we regularly welcome people from the local community too.
All needs catered for
You can find vegetarian, vegan, halal, or gluten and dairy-free meals at each of our campuses.
In 2017, we also introduced the Deakin Food Charter. This set of principles, supported by the University’s Faculty of Health, guides a balanced approach to our food and drink. The Charter’s principles focus on everything from fresh, seasonal ingredients to reduced packaging or no minimum EFTPOS.
All of our restaurants and cafes are smoke-free areas too, both inside and out. Most are also wheelchair accessible (we're working on improving accessibility all the time).
Melbourne Burwood Campus
There are plenty of places to eat at Burwood Campus, from cafes and a food court to fully licensed venues. You'll find a great food culture here, with single-origin coffee, locally supplied ingredients and ethical produce.
Grab and Go
A great place to grab a coffee and a snack. Cafe Aya also offers sandwiches, salads and pasta.
Caffeine is serious about coffee – serving single origin and blends from around the world. They sell burgers, salads and sandwiches at lunchtime.
Food 4 Thought
They're all about finding the best ingredients and cooking from scratch at Food 4 Thought. You'll find fresh, wholesome and healthy food here.
Now at Burwood Campus, 123 Sushi sells sushi rolls and packs, cold drinks and smoothies.
If you've got leftovers to heat up or you've brought in your own home-cooked meal, you can use the fridges and microwaves at the Micro Hub.
Corner Cafe is an open, sunny space with seating inside and out. They serve all-day coffee, sweet treats and fresh homemade salads and sandwiches.
This newly renovated cafe brings east and west together to offer a range of meals and takeaway options. Eat in the food hall or outside in the sun.
Charlie and the team at The Diner offer home-cooked meals that students can afford. They pride themselves on their friendly service and welcoming atmosphere.
Sage is a licensed restaurant and cafe with a community-friendly vibe. They offer takeaway food and sit-down meals, with indoor and outdoor spaces for you to study or catch up with friends.
Geelong Waterfront Campus
As well as our cafe and restaurant on campus, you're just around the corner from the many options at Geelong's Waterfront shopping district.
Grab and go
Library Cafe by Truffleduck
Library Cafe serves sandwiches, snacks and sweets. Grab a cold drink or a fairtrade coffee while you're there.
Heat up or store your food at the Micro Hub. There are microwaves, fridges, couches and shared eating spaces.
A cafe, restaurant and fully licensed bar, Waterfront Kitchen's open seven days a week. They're rightfully proud of their food, service and welcoming space. In fact they were finalists in the 2013 Victorian Regional Cafe Restaurant Award for Excellence.
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Outdoor eating is a must at Waurn Ponds, with cafes, restaurants and bars spread across newly landscaped grounds. There’s a range of options for breakfast, lunch and snacks, as well as licensed bars and live entertainment.
Grab and go
A cheerful cafe with indoor and outdoor eating areas, Barista Bar serves coffee, homemade sandwiches, rice paper rolls, cakes, slices and fresh fruit.
Library Café Waurn Ponds located in the Library Foyer Open 7 days per week (11am to 2 pm weekends).
Catering for all tastes and budgets, Market Hall serves local and international food, snacks, cold drinks and coffee.
Natural 1 have plenty of spaces for you to eat and enjoy yourself, with a cafe corner and a garden. There's even a lounge area where you can bring your own food.
Lakehouse is a cafe, restaurant and fully licensed bar. It has split-level outdoor decks that offer a view of the lake and surrounding parkland. They have air-conditioning in summer and keep a fire going in the winter. All their food is made with ethical produce.
The team at Warrnambool's Brother Fox can take care of you for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. There are more places to eat just down the road at Warrnambool's local surf beaches and shopping strips.
Brother Fox are keen to give students, staff and visitors a great experience at their cafe. They believe in fresh seasonal and local produce, so their menu will be changing daily.