Bonds cafe logoBonds is our outlet serving the north side of campus and Essex Business School.

Offering a great range of breakfast pastries and Costa Coffee. Bonds offers a convenient refuelling stop with freshly made sandwiches, salads and hot dishes ideal to either sit in or grab and go. Outside seating is also available. 

Located within the Essex Business School on the ground floor.

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Termly opening hours

  • 8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday

Christmas opening times

All outlets will be closed on 24, 25, 26 December 2023 and 1 January 2024.

  • 18 December 2023 to 14 January 2024: Closed

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  Tuna mayo toastie 
Tuesday Jacket potato with three bean chilli 
Wednesday Ham and cheese toastie 
Thursday Cheddar cheese toastie 
Friday Jacket potato with chickpea curry 

Delivered catering from Bonds

Bonds is the primary provider of catering for events (for staff) in the Essex Business School during the hours of 8am to 4pm. Orders delivered outside of these hours will be made by the Essex Food team and will incur a delivery charge.

Cashless payments only

Essex Food are no longer accepting cash payments. Please pay by card or contactless payment method. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Students enjoying a bite to eat at Bonds, at the Essex Business School on our Colchester Campus
Students enjoying a bite to eat at Bonds, at the Essex Business School on our Colchester Campus
Two students sitting outside a coffee shop
You can grab a coffee in Bonds cafe or meet friends on the adjacent sun terrace.
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