The kitchen is open every weekday lunchtime throughout the year, with the exception of short breaks at Christmas and Easter. On Saturdays we are open for Brunch from 11am until 2pm.
When the kitchen is open for cafeteria-style meals then food can also be purchased to take away. You may enjoy dining with friends and colleagues within current regulations.
Scroll down for information about menus, our College café and for costs.
There is always a choice of hot food, sandwiches, soup, salads & pudding (healthy choices available), including options for vegetarians and vegans. We send out a menu in advance every week, and our chef caters for a wide variety of dietary requirements.
All our food is sourced from best practice suppliers and we track and display the CO2 generated in production and transportation. Whenever possible we also source our produce locally (i.e carrots from Ely, chicken from Suffolk).
Breakfast and snacks are available at the Nautilus / Paul Paget Study Café, 8:30am-11:45am weekdays. Service is takeaway or single-person study tables only. We also have a great selection of paninis, wraps, toasties and more.
All Cambridge colleges make some form of advance meal charge to their students, in order to encourage students to eat together on site. This, in part, is what helps to create a strong college community. At Lucy Cavendish we do not have a “standing charge” but instead ask students to pre-purchase a “minimum meal charge” (MMC) credit, which you can spend on breakfast, lunch, supper, or takeaways. All our meals offer good value for money and we offer a great variety of freshly made food.