Stem and Root

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!

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Termly opening times

  • 8.30am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday

May Bank Holiday weekend opening hours

  • TBC

Daily Hot Meal

To make sure all our students have access to affordable hot food options all of out outlets provide a hot meal each day for only £2. Ask in store for more details.

Menus are subject to change. Sample menu below.

Day  Meal
Jacket potato with three bean chilli
Tuesday Jacket potato with fennel and carrot slaw and dill yoghurt
Wednesday Jacket potato with lentil dal
Thursday Jacket potato with chickpea curry
Friday Jacket potato with cottage cheese and chives


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Stem and Root
Telephone: 01206 872383