You’ve made it through O-Week, you’ve got your timetable and your Guild sticker, but because you’ve got your priorities in line what you REALLY want is a guide to everywhere you can get coffee and snacks on campus, and how to stay budget-friendly when you really, really don’t want the sad sandwich you brought with you.
This is that guide.
floor of Reid Library isn’t just for "studying" (read:
procrastinating) – you can get excellent coffee, snacks and hot meals too!
During exams when Reid is open 24/7, Quobba hours extend late most nights so
you can stay hydrated and fed while you late-night cram. It's open 7 days a
week all semester, and has a huge range of budget-friendly feeds on offer.
BUDGET PICKS: Penne pancetta, beef meatballs & rice, vege spicy Napolitana beans & rice, roast veg & Quinoa AND Thai veg curry are all just $5! You can also get a vegan, gluten-free Paella for LITERALLY spare change (Guild price $3).
The brekky at Hackett is delicious and crazy cheap, with a full spread of options including vego and vegan, all starting from $4.95.
Be sure to try the warm treats on offer while it's chilly outside, like churros (we highly recommend the Choc Churro Bowl), fried mantou with condensed milk, and a build your own waffle menu 😍
Catalyst Café, our other library café on the ground floor of Barry J Marshall Library, with great brekky options like made-to-order bagels,and short-order items like hot chippies and fish & chips. There's also plenty of $5 menu items, and it's the only cafe on campus with cold brew on offer. Why not dine in and park up with the newspaper or a book from the well-stocked book exchange shelf!
Catalyst also boasts an all-hours section with microwaves and a hot water tap for those hanging out or studying after-hours!
The Business Cafe is the home of fresh, delicious hot wok meals every day of the week! Drop past if you're down that way for a coffee, fresh healthy bowls, and grab and go snacks and meals.
Tucked into the Oral Health Centre right behind the J. Robin Warren Library, the Dentistry Kiosk keeps the Med/Dent community supplied with coffees, a selection of hot food, and yummy grab & go items.
The one and only Student Lunch deal (9’ pizza, chips and a soft drink or coffee) is truly legendary on campus and insanely good value at just $11.50! The Tav also has daily food specials with everything from a $10 pie deal on a Monday right through to $12.50 parmys on Fridays to round out ya week. The $10 cheeseburger sliders on Tuesdays are not to be missed - grab one and join in on the Lunch Quiz from 12.30pm each teaching week!
And obviously, the student-priced drinks go down a treat as well 😏
Campus Kebabs: These guys do amazing kebabs, HSPs, salads and chips – and they’re open basically all the time for a little late night shnack. And yes, they are halal and there’s vego/vegan options!
Toshine: Cheap & cheerful (and delicious) Japanese favourites like curries, sushi & ramen.
Chinese Canton: The exact meal you want during a long day of classes to get you through – build your own Chinese feast from the self-servebuffet or order a freshly made noodle soup!
🔥 BUDGET TIP: Always do the rice last at the self-serve (maximise precious container space), and after 3pm, you can get cheeky $5 pre-packed meals.
Rocketfuel: Coffees, hefty smoothies and seriously good baked goods (brownies and cinny buns!) are the staple at the UWA branch of the Stirling Highway-based coffee roasters. You’ll also find the odd Mary St Bakery donut or Toastface Grillah toastie - show your Guild sticker for 10% off!
Rolld Vietnamese: A Ref staple, Rolld pumps out crowd favourites like rice paper rolls, bánh mi, noodle salads and pho until 6pm daily. Try the Vietnamese iced coffee for a sweet afternoon pick-me-up!
Utopia: Bubble tea – you know the drill.
Subway: Big subs and salads, with a cookie or 3 to finish.
Boost Juice: Smoothies, juices and snacks, with seasonal flavours and specials.
IGA has a bunch of grab & go options and staples at supermarket prices, with heaps of dietary options. Perfect for snacks, lunch, or stop in on your way home for last minute essentials. There’s a big ol’ bakery section, fresh juices, and fridge-ready meals and salads made fresh in-house or from delicious local suppliers.
🔥 BUDGET TIP: the hot food cabinet is an absolute plethora of delicious burgers, brekky wraps, deep fried snacks (hash browns anyone??) and ready-to-go meals both hot & cold.