Food, shops and bars

We have a wide range of cafes, restaurants and bars across our Callaghan campus. So whether you're looking for a quiet spot for a coffee or drink, or a place to catch up with friends for a bite to eat, we've got plenty of options for you. We also have a café on hand in each of our libraries providing coffee, snacks and lunches.

Our food and beverage outlets and their locations can be found below:

Food


Aroma Café

Closed permanently due to the Hunter Building decommissioning.


The Hive Café

Location: VE Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours: 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

Providing people who want to eat healthy with a fast, easy and nutritious solution. The café serves a range of grab-and-go salads, wraps and sandwiches as well as a diverse range of chef-prepared meals which are restaurant quality, calorie controlled, low in sodium, free from preservatives and additives.

Drop in for great coffee and pick up a healthy snack.


Boost Juice

Closed permanently due to the Hunter Building decommissioning.


Gloria Jeans Coffee

Location: US-201, Shortland Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

Chill out and indulge at Gloria Jean's Coffees with your favourite drink of choice. Serving a quality selection of hot and cold drinks from the classic cappuccino to their signature cold-brew iced coffee.

There is also a tempting selection of sweet and savoury food options to choose from, including gluten free and vegan.


Mamaduke Café

Location: US-231, Shortland Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

Mamaduke is a cosy cafe that is the perfect place to meet up with friends for a coffee or bite to eat. The cafe seats 100 and offers a-la-carte style menu with seasonal specials for breakfast, lunch and special event bookings for functions and cocktail parties.


McLarty Dining

Location: US-235, Shortland Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

Cold and hot meals including salads, kebabs, wraps, pasta, pizza, hamburgers and chips.


Newy Convenience Hunter (Pinkies)

Closed permanently due to the Hunter Building decommissioning.


Newy Convenience Shortland (Pinkies)

Location: US-222, Shortland Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 7.00pm, Monday - Thursday. 8.00am to 5.00pm, Friday

Non-semester opening hours: 9.30am to 2.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

You can purchase lollies, chocolate, fresh fruit, sandwiches, yoghurt, drinks, chips, ice cream, pies, sausage rolls and general supplies including stationery. Everything you need to get you through your uni day!


Noodle Bar Cafe

Location: US-235, Shortland Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

Let our experienced chefs serve your favourite, made-to-order rice and noodle dishes, with a great selection of beef, chicken, vegetarian and seafood meals.


Sinofood Cafe Hunter

Closed permanently due to the Hunter Building decommissioning.


Sinofood Cafe Shortland

Location: US-304, Shortland Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 8.00pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours: 8.30am to 4.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

If you're after authentic Chinese food, Sinofood Café is the place to curb your cravings. They make mouth-watering dumplings fresh onsite and bubble tea with toppings of the day.


Sprout Cafe Hunter

Closed permanently due to the Hunter Building decommissioning.


Sprout Cafe Shortland

Location: L-271, Auchmuty Library

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 7.00pm, Monday - Thursday. 8.00am to 6.00pm, Friday

Semester weekends: 11.00am to 4.00pm

Non-semester opening hours: 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

Along with 10/10 coffee, Sprout serves a delicious array of fresh sandwiches, salads, wraps, muffins and heartier meals such as pastas and curries. There are meals for everyone with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available.


Subway

Location: US-226, Shortland Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

Subway is a fast-food franchise that primarily offers healthy submarine sandwiches and salads. Subway is a popular choice for lunch on campus with both students and staff. They offer a huge range of fresh subs (including yummy breakfast subs!), wraps, salads, cold drinks and the famous Subway cookie!

Gluten-free and vegetarian options, as well as catering, are available.


The Juice Doctor Cafe

Location: SCH-306, The Forum

Semester opening hours: 7.00am to 7.00pm, Monday - Friday. 8.00am to 2.00pm, weekends.

Non-semester opening hours: 7.00am to 7.00pm, Monday - Friday. 8.00am to 2.00pm, weekends. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

The Juice Dr provides all things fresh from delicious fruit salads, healthy wraps, fruit smoothies, freshly made fruit and vegetable juices and coffee. You can also stock up on your bulk bag of coffee beans.


Think Coffee Co.

Location: US-227, Shortland Building

Semester opening hours: 7.00am to 5.30pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

Serving a selection of coffees, teas, juices and smoothies, as well as a range of healthy snack and meal options.


Uni Bakehouse

Location: US-143, Shortland Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours: 9.00am to 3.00pm, Monday - Friday. Closed for Christmas shutdown.

The Uni Bakehouse is all about delicious food at affordable prices. They serve a great range of fresh bakery items including sausage rolls, pies, pastries, muffins and other sweet treats. Uni Bakehouse has worked its way into the hearts of students and staff at the Uni and aims to offer the best-tasting, value for money food with the friendliest and fastest service on campus.

Make sure you like their Facebook page for cheaper than cheap afternoon discounts!

Shops


Book shop

Located on Level 2 of the Shortland Building, The School Locker offers a range of products and services, including notebooks, stethoscopes, lab coats, keyboards, headphones and heaps more!

The School Locker is also an Apple Authorised Service Provider so students and staff can visit the store to get the best care for their Apple products, including same-day iPhone screen repair.


Printing services

The UON Print Centre offers a wide range of design, printing, copying, binding and course readers.


Post Office

A post office is located in the Shortland building for all your postal and passport needs.


University merchandise

The Shop, stocking official University of Newcastle merchandise, is co-located with Australia Post in the Shortland Building.

At The Shop you can get:

  • T-shirts and hoodies in a range of colours and a choice of classic and varsity design, manufactured by AS Colour who are well-known for their commitment to social responsibility
  • Canvas tote bags
  • Eco-pens and eco-notebooks
  • Recycled leather notebooks
  • Sports drink bottles
  • Chino caps
  • Glass tea infusers
  • Graduation teddy bears
  • Rock candy

Banks

There is a branch of the Commonwealth Bank near the Bar on the Hill. A range of ATMs are also conveniently located across campus, including in the Shortland and Hunter buildings.


Pharmacy

An extensive range of products as well all your prescription needs are available at Callaghan Campus Pharmacy. They also offer free delivery on campus for orders over $10.


Convenience stores

Newy Convenience on Hunter and Shortland stock a range of stationery items and snacks - everything you need to get through your uni day. Click here for opening times.

Bars


Bar on the Hill

Location: UH-212, Bar on the Hill

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 3.00pm, Monday - Friday. Bar service 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Non-semester opening hours: 8.00am to 3.00pm, Monday - Friday. Bar service 11.00am to 3.00pm. Closed for the Christmas shutdown.

Located on the Hunter side of our Callaghan campus, the Bar on the Hill is the centre of entertainment at the University of Newcastle. With nightly events, including bingo, trivia and student parties, BOTH is the go-to place for students. Bar on the Hill is also one of Newcastle’s best live music venues, hosting some of Australia’s best artists, bands and international guests.

The cafe serves up a wide variety of delicious, healthy and well-priced breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. With coffee, cold drinks and a licensed bar, BOTH has all your drink options covered.

Click here to find out more.


Local Connections

Location: US-209, Shortland Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday. Private events available from 6pm. Closed for the Christmas shutdown.

Nestled in the lush bushland setting of our Callaghan campus, Local Connections aims to highlight the connection between the University and the local community. In line with the University's Environmental Sustainability Plan 2019-2025, Local Connections is committed to being eco-friendly through recycling, remaining plastic-free and reducing food waste.

Run by the University, the venue delivers fresh, seasonal, delicious dishes at student and staff-friendly prices. All food and drinks have been sourced from local vendors across the Hunter region to give diners a unique, authentic Newcastle experience.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.