A buzzing café feel with fully loaded footlong subs, salads and wraps made to order. 

Get more than just a cup of coffee

Zest fresh is now serving Change Please coffee. 100% of the profits from the coffee that Essex Food purchases from Change Please go into giving people experiencing homelessness a living wage job, housing, training, onwards opportunities, and a fresh shot.

Termly opening hours

  • 8.30am - 3.00pm, Monday to Friday 

Christmas opening times

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

  • 18 to 23 December: 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday
  • 27 to 31 December: 10am to 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday
  • 2 to 14 January: 10am to 3pm, 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
Cheese and tomato 6 inch sub
Tuesday Falafel and mint yoghurt 6 inch sub
Wednesday Houmous, tomato and rocket 6 inch sub
Thursday BLT 6 inch sub
Friday Tuna mayo 6 inch sub

Find this outlet

Zest fresh is located on Square 3 next to Canteen.

Zest fresh is operated by Essex FoodEssex FoodEssex Food and accepts Essex Food RewardsEssex Food RewardsEssex Food Rewards.

Cashless payments only

Essex Food are not accepting cash payments in outlets. Please pay by card or contactless payment method. Alternatively, download the Essex Food Rewards app to pay and save at the same time! Buy 5 hot drinks and the 6th is FREE. Don't forget to use your reusable cup and save 25p. 

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Get in touch
Zest fresh
Telephone: 01206 873259