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Zest fresh is a vibrant and stylish café with touch-down internet facilities and an adjoining learning space, the Orangery.

The perfect spot on Square 3 for socialising and studying, Zest fresh is a great place to visit throughout the day. Zest fresh serves Costa coffee, a range of teas, as well as chilled bottled drinks and presses.

Zest fresh to go offers delicious cakes, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, bagels, and paninis. Fancy something a bit heartier? We have plenty of tasty home cooked meals from sweet baked potatoes to curries and chillis, all you have to do is choose!

 The ground-breaking Orangery adjoining Zest fresh offers state of the art IT pods, designed with creative team working in mind. Students using the Orangery can enjoy food or drink purchased in Zest fresh while they work.

Opening times

Our campus restaurants and cafes are operating, with extra measures in place to help protect our customers and staff from the spread of COVID-19.

  • Zest is currently closed.

Opening and trading hours are subject to change and will be reviewed following University and Government guidelines.

Exclusive deals with Essex Food Rewards

Essex Food Rewards brings you exclusive multi buy deals on a selected range of products bought in store

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

Pay by card if you can

You can still use cash in our catering outlets, but please use contactless card payments if possible. That way we can keep to a minimum the number of times anyone has to touch cash.
Get in touch
Zest fresh
Telephone: 01206 873259