Welcome to our vegetarian café – Stem and Root. Located in the STEM building on Square 1, we’ve got plenty of seating inside or on our terrace.

With a seasonal and freshly prepared range of breakfast and lunch items, and sweet and savoury treats you’ll always be spoilt for choice.

And, if you’re in need of coffee we’ve got you covered. We serve ethically sourced Union hand-roasted coffee. We work directly with their east London roastery to bring our house blend.

Two ways to save!

Don’t forget to take advantage of our exclusive deals inside our Essex Food app. Scan your Essex Food app every time you purchase a hot drink or any of our meal deals. Buy 5 and the 6th is FREE! (terms and conditions apply). Just download the Essex Food appEssex Food appEssex Food app now and start saving. Plus, bring your reusable cup and SAVE 25p of any hot drink.

Opening times

  • 8.30am - 3.00pm, Monday to Friday

Daily hot meal

To make sure everyone has access to affordable hot food options, some of our outlets provide a hot meal each day for only £2. Menus are subject to availability and may be subject to change due to demand or supply. 

 Day Meal 
 Monday  Jacket potato with homemade BBQ baked beans
 Tuesday  Super cheesy macaroni cheese and garlic bread
 Wednesday  Jacket potato with curried chickpeas
 Thursday  Cauliflower and bean curry with jasmine rice
 Friday  Carrot, sweet potato and lentil hotpot with sourdough bread. 
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Contact us
Stem and Root
Telephone: 01206 872383