A buzzing café feel with fantastically fresh and healthy subs made to order and freshly brewed coffee makes this a popular haunt with staff, students and visitors.

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.

Opening times

  • 10am - 3pm, Monday to Friday
  • 9am - 5pm, Monday 19 December to Friday 23 December
  • Closed Saturday 24 December to Monday 26 December
  • 9.30am - 3.30pm, Tuesday 27 December 2022 to Sunday 1 January 2023
  • Closed Monday 2 January 2023
  • 9am - 5pm, Tuesday 3 January 2023 onwards

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
6” Sub of the day - cheese and tomato on Italian white
Tuesday 6”Sub of the day - turkey breast on Italian white
Wednesday 6”Sub of the day - falafel patty on wholemeal
Thursday 6”Sub of the day - ham on Italian white
Friday 6”Sub of the day - tuna mayo on wholemeal

Find this outlet

Zest fresh is located on Square 3 next to Canteen.

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

Get in touch
Zest fresh
Telephone: 01206 873259