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.

All VU food and beverage outlets have strict health and safety practices in place.

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.

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Choose from a range of hot and cold food and drinks, including:

  • sushi and rice paper rolls
  • wraps
  • beef pies and sausage rolls
  • coffee.

View our retail menu and catering menu.

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

View our retail menu and catering menu.

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].

Footscray Nicholson

A new cafe will open at Footscray Nicholson in 2023.

Contact us

Phone: +61 3 9376 2906
Catering contact: [email protected]
Site contact: [email protected]

St Albans

The Common Café is focused on providing a range of healthy, fresh and innovative offerings. They use the Victorian Government's Healthy Choices guidelines 'traffic light system' to categorise their foods and drinks into three groups:

  • Green (best choice/at least 50%)
  • Amber (choose carefully)
  • Red (Limit/no more than 20%).

These offerings include specialty coffee, daily hot food selections, pastries, wraps, focaccias, sandwiches, and breakfast snacks.  

The team pride themselves on offering not only great food, coffee, and service with a smile but also a range of options for your business catering.

BYO your own coffee cups for a 40 cent discount off any size coffee purchased.

View The Common - St Albans menu.

Location: Building 4N at St Albans Campus
Opening hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–3pm
Catering: View catering details
Sustainability attributes: Milk Bladder system (saving on plastic milk cartons), discount on BYO coffee cups, no gas appliances
Health initiatives: HEAS Traffic Light System.

Contact us

Phone: +61 3 9376 2906
Catering contact: [email protected]
Site contact: [email protected]

 The Common cafe at VU's St Albans campus.


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 Thursday, 7am–2pm and Fridays upon request (as there are currently no classes held on Fridays).

Get in touch

Phone: 0420 770 093
Email: [email protected]

A new cafe will open at Werribee West in 2023.

Details to follow.

City Campus

The Common – Level 10 

The Common is a fresh, modern and health and wellbeing focused café.

Located on Level 10 of the VU City Campus Tower, the café aims to provide grab and go options for students and staff who are in between classes or meetings.

Victorian Government's Healthy Choices guidelines are used at this site to assist customers make healthy food decisions. The 'traffic light system' categorises food and drink into three groups; Green (best choice/at least 50%), Amber (choose carefully) and Red (Limit/no more than 20%).

Offerings at this location include coffee, cold drinks and a range of food options such as pastries, protein pots, yoghurt pots, fresh sandwiches, wraps and salads. 

BYO coffee cups for a 40 cent discount off any size coffee purchased.

Location: Level 10, VU City Tower, City Campus
Open: Monday-Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm
Retail Menu: The Common City Campus Level 10 Menu
Catering: View catering options
Sustainability Attributes: Milk Bladder system (saving on plastic milk cartons), discount on BYO coffee cups, does not use natural gas
Health Initiatives: HEAS Traffic Light System

Contact us

Phone: +61 3 9376 2906
Catering contact: [email protected]
Site contact: [email protected]

 The Common - the new cafe at the City Campus

The Common – ground floor

The Common café on the ground floor of the VU City Campus is coming soon.

yellow circle with 'The Common' printed in it

External caterers

While Victoria University does not have exclusive catering contracts, VU cafes 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 do require to use an external caterer, the preferred external caterer, who complies with all relevant laws and VU requirements is Mabu Mabu.

Mabu Mabu is an Indigenous owned food business on a mission to make native ingredients the hero of the Australian kitchen. Email [email protected] Mabu Mabu catering menu

Other caterers

If you decide to hire an external caterer other than a VU Preferred 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

Vendy is the VU vending machine provider.  They offer an impressive range of drinks and snacks with an important focus on healthy options.  All drink and snack machines include the Victorian Government's Healthy Choice Guidelines (HEAS) colour coded 'Traffic Light System.' Best Choice (Green), Choose Carefully (Amber) and Limit (Red).

Other vending available on campus include coffee, accessories/tech and PPE.

If you have any issues or feedback, please contact Vendy on 1300 008 881 / [email protected] and quote the vending machine reference number (recorded on a sticker on the top left of the glass panel).

Queries & feedback

If you need further assistance or have any feedback to provide related to On-Campus Cafes and Vending please email [email protected] with either Café / Campus or Vending as the subject.