Met Food: Cafes on campus

A pop-up food stall at Holloway Courtyard with customers and other people sitting at a table

Welcome BaxterStorey!

From the 1 August, there are exciting times ahead for food on campus; we have a new caterer joining us, BaxterStorey. Over the past month, they have been working away in the background creating an exciting plan for the provision of catering on our campuses.

Blue Met

The Blue Met will be transformed to create a craft Extract Coffee Roasters brew bar and grab & go destination. The beverage offer features locally roasted speciality Cast Iron blend coffee alongside social enterprise plastic-free NEMI tea, with loyalty cards and a 25p discount for bringing your own cup! For the food, our freshly made Society grab & go range featuring wraps, salads, sandwiches and pots will sit alongside a rotating bakery offer of pastries, cakes and savoury items. To finish it off, we have included a range of drinks and confectionary from local, sustainable and social impact suppliers.

When is it open?

From Monday 7 August

Out of term time hours: 8am to 5pm

Term time hours: 8am to 5pm

The Highbury Canteen 

Bringing the capital's vibrant food hall and street food scene to London Met! This show kitchen concept will offer an elevated foodie experience, with dishes cooked or finished live. This will run alongside a mains counter where you'll get to experience your classic delights, such a chicken katsu curry. What's more, our salad bar will offer a huge variety of fresh ingredients and sauces, you can pop in and create your own personalised healthy salad with all your favourite things combined.

When is it open?

From Monday 21 August

Term time hours: 12pm to 2.30pm

The Junction

With the reopening of Highbury Canteen, The Junction has been re-focused to prioritise great food and coffee at London Met, providing a fresh approach to the cafe experience. The Junction combines quality, taste, and ambiance; whether it's a quick bite, a leisurely meal, or simply savouring a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, the Junction will have something to offer for everyone. 

In addition to Craft Extract coffee and socially positive NEMI teas, you'll find freshly baked pastries & an irresistible hot bun offer at breakfast alongside fresh fruit and yoghurt pots. This will make way for a grab & go range, toast-able deli sandwiches, a selection of cakes and hot offer of Hot Bowls & Jacket meal deals.

When is it open?

From Monday 11 September

Term time hours: 8am to 5pm

The Atrium 

The Atrium Cafe has been transformed into a one-stop shop for expertly made barista coffee & fresh hot offer daily. There will be a wide variety of simple & premium sandwiches, salads & wraps, along with a daily changing hot pot offer and a Wasteknot soup in addition to hot breakfast rolls, seasonal pastries, and ready-to-grab, cold breakfast pots. An offer to suit every need & want.

When is it open?

From Monday 11 September

We will be looking at setting up our gardening club with the aim of having an onsite garden so we can grow our own produce and work with the sustainability team.

Throughout this year, we will be working with BaxterStorey; we plan to further develop menus, flavours and styles of service to create a new catering strategy that will take us into a new long-term contract tender. We need your input and feedback to make this work. To let us know what you think, scan the QR codes in the catering outlets or drop us an email at

We will be commencing the Catering Working Group, made up of staff and students, to discuss our needs, and you can complete our survey to give your opinions on our catering needs.

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