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.
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 two locations at Burwood Campus, Sushi Sumba 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.
There's plenty to enjoy at Mrs Robinson. Sit down for a meal in their restaurant, pick something up from the cafe, or have some nibbles out on their terraces. They also have a cocktail lounge and regular happy hour specials.
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 Retro Catering
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.
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 licensed bar, a cafe corner and a garden. There's even a lounge area where you can bring your own food.
As well as snacks and meals throughout the day, Hub Bistro offers live entertainment, themed special events and a happy hour every Thursday. They have a large outdoor eating area and more intimate spaces inside.
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 Ginger Kitchen 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.
JP and Kylie are Warrnambool locals, keen to give students, staff and visitors a great experience at their cafe, Ginger Kitchen. They offer breakfast, lunch and snacks, as well as dinner and happy hour specials, during trimester.
Ginger Bar is the perfect place to unwind, with stunning views across the greens of the campus golf course and the Hopkins River with its rolling hills as a backdrop. The Ginger Bar is available for function bookings and is fully licensed until 1am.