The Hub

The Hub is open to everyone and is Oxford University’s first Passivhaus certified building. The Passivhaus ‘green’ standard is supported by the Hub Café’s eco-friendly philosophy. You can read more about The Hub’s ‘green’ credentials, and view a timelapse video of its construction, on our page The Hub’s Ethos.

The Hub Café

Set in our tranquil grounds in leafy North Oxford, the Hub Café is the perfect place to meet with friends and colleagues.  The café serves light lunches, sweet treats and snacks, as well as a range of hot drinks. Take look at our special offers below.

Summer opening hours:

Closed: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September

Early closing: Thursday 12 September – 2pm
                              Tuesday 17 September – 3pm

Late opening: Wednesday 18 September – 10am


Monday 9 September onwards                               08:00 – 17:00


Saturday 7 September – Sunday 15 September      09:00 – 15:00

Saturday 28 September onwards                             08:00 – 16:00

Opening hours (term time):

Monday – Friday           08:00 – 17:00

  • 08:00 – 10:30 Breakfast
  • 12:00 – 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.
  • 13:00 – 16:00 Hot drinks, sandwiches and cake

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.

Daily offers:

Breakfast offers
(08:00-10:30 Mon-Fri)
  • Any pastry or croissant with a hot drink – £1.00
  • 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
  • First hot drink for £1.00
Red Dot Meal Deal

From just £3.49 you can get:

  • A sandwich (+ 50p for meat option)
  • A regular coffee or tea or a soft drink*
  • A piece of fruit or snack*
  • a piece of cake (+ £1)

Just select from the products labelled with a red dot.

* Drink option does not include hot chocolate, chai latte, or cold brews * Subject to availability 

The Hub Café is cashless, i.e. only credit and debit cards (excluding Amex) or a University Card if you have a Upay account, can be used for payment. The Hub’s vending machines, however, only accept coins.