Central Café

  • in the Blue Zone, behind the main staircase in the Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall)
  • open 10.00 - 17.30
  • high chairs available for kids
  • cloakrooms and toilets nearby
  • options made with no gluten-containing ingredients
Healthy snacks and fresh fruit in the Central Café

Delicious sandwiches, baguettes and seasonal salads

Enjoy food and drink in the magnificent setting of the Waterhouse Building. In our Central Café you will find a great range of sandwiches and salads to eat in or take away.

Looking for a snack? Try our gorgeous brownies, muffins, carrot cake, double-chocolate fudge cake and pastries. Some of our cakes are made with no gluten-containing ingredients.

Loose leaf teas and espresso coffees

Fairly-traded coffee, loose-leaf teas and cold drinks

Refresh your senses with our fantastic espresso coffees, teas, infusions and other hot drinks. We've also got a great selection of cold drinks, fresh juices and smoothies.

The nearest Museum entrance is on Cromwell Road.

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