The College Hub

The Hub opened its doors for the first time on 2 May 2017. The Hub is the heart of Kellogg, an informal space open to all College members that is home to the Common Room and Café. Besides being a great place to meet friends or share study strategies, the Hub Café offers sandwiches, salads, paninis, great coffee, and much more.

Alumni and members of the wider University are welcome to use the Kellogg Hub Café, especially as it remains open throughout the vacations (except for public holidays). Please click if you would like to print the Hub Café poster for your noticeboard.

Eco-friendly and ethical

We are proud that the Hub is the first building in the University of Oxford to use the environmentally friendly Passivhaus design, which results in exceptionally low energy demand allied with the highest standards of occupant comfort. The ‘green’ nature of the building is echoed in the Café. We offer reusable ‘Keep Cups’ that are permitted in University libraries across Oxford, all packaging is compostable, the coffee served is Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade approved and also supports women’s charities, food is sourced as locally as possible, and food waste is recycled through the council scheme. We also stock ethical mineral water brands that fund life-changing water projects in poorer countries and support WaterAid. All this whilst retaining the excellent quality for which Kellogg food is known.

Opening hours

The Hub is accessible 24 hours a day. It continues to operate outside term-time and when the Dining Hall is closed but not during College closures. Food, snacks, and hot and cold drinks are constantly available via coin-operated vending machines.

The doors remain unlocked during the Café’s opening hours. When the Café is closed, the Hub can be accessed via the main entrance door (the one facing Banbury Road) using a University card. Café opening times are as follows.

Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 17:00

  • 08:00 – 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 – 17:00 Cakes and snacks

Saturday – Sunday, 08:00 – 16.00

  • 08:00 – 10:00 Hot drinks and pastries
  • 10:00 – 13:00 Cooked breakfast, paninis, rolls, etc. (This becomes a full brunch during term time – dates will be advertised on the events pages.)
  • 13:00 – 16:00 Hot drinks, sandwiches and cake

Payment

Student lunch allowances cannot be used in the Hub. The Hub Café is cashless, ie only credit and debit cards can be used for payment. The Hub’s vending machines, however, accept only coins.

Special offers

Breakfast offers
(08:00-10:30 Mon-Fri)
  • Any pastry or croissant with a hot drink – £0.90
  • Sausage/bacon roll with a hot drink – £1.50
  • Egg roll with a hot drink – £1.00
Afternoon tea offer
(15:00-17:00 Mon-Fri)
  • £1.00 off any slice of cake with hot drink
Bring your own mug
/drink container
  • £0.30 off the price of any hot drink
Purchase of Kellogg
reusable cup
(£8.00)
  • First hot drink for £1.00

Watch the Hub being built

The building of the Hub was recorded by timelapse camera, producing banks of images that have been amalgamated into videos. You can watch the entire process from demolition of the existing buildings through to its opening on 2 May 2017 on the page dedicated to the building of the College Hub.