VU food & catering update

Following the Victorian Government's lockdown announcement on Thursday 5 August, most VU food and beverage outlets are closed. The Reading Room and VU Bar at Footscray Park, and Amoka Cafe at Sunshine, are open for takeaway only. Further updates will be provided when possible based on health advice.

All Victoria University (VU) campuses offer a range of food options for students, staff and the wider community.

We strive to cater for dietary requirements; however, offerings vary from campus to campus.

VenU is our award-winning, student-run restaurant at Footscray Nicholson Campus.

Free drinking water is available from new drinking fountains and from free essential kitchen facilities available to staff, students and visitors on across VU campuses.

City Flinders

City Flinders Campus is surrounded by an abundance of restaurants and cafes, featuring the best that Melbourne has to offer.

We also have an on-campus cafe, and catering.

8 Ounce Cafe

8 Ounce Cafe is located in Victoria University Flinders St Arcade, just two minutes' walk from Flinders Street Station.

We have many years hospitality experience and a true passion for food – and our focus is on providing the highest-quality fresh food and experience to our customers.

Our cafe offers fine coffee and sweet and savoury selections – as 'grab and go' or à la carte. We also offer corporate/private catering options, where we can cater to all dietary requirements.

Please come by to check out our breakfast, lunch or catering menus.

Location: Flinders St Arcade, 1/300 Flinders St, Melbourne
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4pm
Phone: +61 3 9919 1090
Email: [email protected]

Footscray Nicholson

The Daily Kitchen is the place to meet friends, family and colleagues, while enjoying healthy, tasty and creative food and drinks.

At The Daily Kitchen we save our customers time and keep their hunger at bay by creating meals, desserts, snacks, treats and drinks that you can choose to eat on the go or sit and enjoy.

We don't order in our sandwiches, wraps, baguettes or salads – we make them daily by hand, in our own kitchen, to provide you with maximum freshness and quality.

We also provide corporate catering for your meetings. Call or email us for a quote.

For larger events, contact Artistic Catering – renowned for its functions and events – catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 20 to 500 people.

Location: Building T, Level 1
Phone: +61 3 9919 9196
Email: [email protected]

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus offers a variety of delicious food and drink options for you to choose from, including sushi, noodles, baguettes and focaccias. Head down to buildings M and P at Footscray Park Campus for a bite to eat.

Download a map of cafe locations.

Show your student ID for a $10 healthy meal in selected restaurants/cafés in the centre of Footscray. Offer valid for lunch, Monday to Friday.

  • Vietnamese pho
  • noodles - made to order
  • sushi and rice paper rolls
  • coffee

We can provide catering for your functions and meetings. Contact us to arrange catering for room bookings.

Location: Building M, Level 1 at Footscray Park Campus
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday - 7.30am–7pm, Friday - 7.30am–5pm
Phone: +61 3 9919 4339 / 0421 037 152
Email: [email protected]

Succumb to the aroma of freshly ground coffee and baked bread at the Reading Room. Our aim is to provide a unique selection of seasonally inspired food, sourced from local artisan producers and farmers from regional Victoria.

Choose from our beautifully prepared selection of:

  • quality coffee
  • focaccias, wraps and baguettes
  • sweet treats and slices
  • tapas-style share plates
  • freshly baked pastries

Contact us to arrange catering for room bookings. View our menus:

Location: Building P, Ground floor at Footscray Park Campus
Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 7am–5pm, Saturday 9am–3pm
Phone: +61 400 515 970
Email: [email protected]

Chill out with a drink on the balcony overlooking the Maribyrnong River at our relaxed café and lounge bar.

Contact us to arrange catering for room bookings.

View our VU Bar and café and VU Bar catering menus.

Location: Building M, Level 0 at ;Footscray Park Campus
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday - 7.30am–5pm, Friday - 7.30am–6.30pm, Saturday 8.30am–3.30pm
Phone: +61 3 9919 4300
Email: [email protected].

St Albans

The Aroma Café story starts with a simple passion for good coffee and good food.

The first Aroma Café was opened on Hay Street in Perth in 1996, born from a love of our Sicilian heritage and a desire to share our commitment to quality with the rest of Perth and now Australia.

Each of our stores were opened with these simple desires in mind. To this day we still prepare all our salads, sandwiches and meals fresh in each Aroma Café kitchen. We use locally sourced produce where available and have a strong passion for good healthy food.


Location: Building 4, Level 1 at St Albans Campus
Opening hours: Monday–Thursday 7.30am–5.30pm, Friday 7.30am–4pm
Please note: During term break we usually close at 4pm Monday to Thursday and 3pm Fridays.
Phone: +61 3 9919 2591
Email: [email protected]


Amoka Café at Sunshine Campus is all about specialty coffee. Our goal is to deliver our finest of perfect coffee and fresh food experience to students and staff at the Victoria University, as well as to the wider community. Our partnership with renowned Sensory Lab and St. Ali coffee roasters, ensures that the finest beans from around the world are sourced to deliver our customers a coffee experience like no other. Try it yourself — stop by today !

Contact us to arrange catering for room bookings. View our menus:

Location: Building A, Ground floor at Sunshine Skills Hub (building A, Sunshine Campus).
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7am–3pm
Phone: +61 3 9919 4091
Email: [email protected]

Amoka Café, which is indoors with tables and chairs at the front.


Werribee Campus offers freshly made food and drink options for you to choose from at both our Werribee East and Werribee West locations.

Welcome to La Tradie Café!

La Tradie Cafe will give you an experience like no other. Our friendly staff are always willing to help you and cater for all your needs. We have a passion for hospitality and will provide you with a high level of customer service at all times.

We love coffee and as such, our barista uses a blend of coffee beans that are made up of four different beans roasted to perfection, providing a unique flavour and guaranteed to have you coming back for more.

We also aim to provide the best high-quality food and beverages at reasonable prices to suit everyone’s pockets. And, our range covers burgers, souvlaki‘s, wraps, sandwiches, breakfast items and a wide selection of cakes and slices.

La Tradie Cafe also specialises in catering. We have a wide range to select from and are happy to accommodate all dietary requirements – please check out our catering menu below.


Location & opening hours

Find us in Building 1 (Gate 5) at the Werribee East Campus. We're open Monday to Friday, 7am-3pm, and Saturdays 8am-3pm.

Get in touch

Phone: 0420 770 093
Email: [email protected]

VU Delight offers a friendly and comfortable environment for everyone.

Come and enjoy our:

  • Di Bella branded coffees
  • selection of homemade healthy and delicious
    • sandwiches
    • panini
    • wraps
    • salads
    • pasta
    • rice and curry dishes.

Our mission is to serve the highest-quality coffees, sandwiches, snacks and other hot food that meets the needs of Victoria University staff, students and visitors.

We cater to those who may be in a hurry, with a range of ‘grab & go’ options as well as those customers who wish to sit down and enjoy their food and beverages in a relaxed and welcoming environment.


Location & opening hours

Find us in Building 1B at the Werribee West Campus. We're open Monday to Friday, 8am-2.30pm

Get in touch

Nirosh Kumbalatara
Phone: +613 9919 8181
Email: [email protected]

Student meal deals & other student discounts

Show your student ID for a $10 healthy meal in selected restaurants/cafés in the centre of Footscray. Offer valid for lunch, Monday to Friday.

See our student deals page for more meal deals and other student discounts.


External caterers

While Victoria University does not have exclusive catering contracts, these are our preferred caterers. The companies listed above can cater on any Victoria University campus and comply with all relevant laws and regulations.

If you decide to hire an external caterer, it is your duty of care to to ensure they comply with the relevant laws.

As a guide, you should ask the following questions:

  • Does the caterer have public liability insurance?
  • Does the caterer have a registered business name with an Australian Business Number (ABN)?
  • Does the caterer have a current Food Act Registration?
  • Does the caterer use an approved food transport vehicle?
  • Does the caterer have an approved food safety plan?
  • If liquor is to be served, does the caterer or premises have an appropriate liquor licence?
  • Is the caterer willing and have the ability to safely cater for people with food allergies?

The local government council in the area where the caterer is based can be contacted to verify most of this information.

Vending machines

There are a number of vending machines on each campus. Choose from chips, chocolate, juice, water, soft drinks, coffee, noodles and a variety of snacks/drinks.

Issues & feedback

If you have any issues or feedback, please contact Coke Vending on 13 2653 and quote the vending machine reference number to the operator (the machine reference number is usually recorded on sticker below the coin feeder).

If you need further assistance, please email [email protected] with Vending Machine as the subject.