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The Hive

Roehampton Students' Union has taken the difficult decision to temporarily close the Hive Café until further notice. The union
is currently operating remotely as we support the university's continuity plans in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
We would like to thank our loyal customers for their ongoing support and we look forward to reopening very soon!
Everyone at The Hive wishes students and staff members at Roehampton well.


The Hive Café is a social enterprise and the home of Growhampton. The Hive Café opened in 2014, and due to popular demand, it was able to expand its premises in 2015, after a successful crowd funding.

The Hive is an ethical and environmentally conscious coffee shop, serving up homemade, wholesome hot food made lovingly by our in-house chef. It is also the only independent catering outlet on campus, meaning every £ you spend in the café, goes straight back into the Growhampton project. Allowing us to continue working towards a better tomorrow.


Here at The Hive we care about where our ingredients comes from and choose suppliers that adhere to the same values as us. We want to make delicious and wholesome food as sustainable and affordable as possible, whilst being inclusive of different dietary needs. Our daily special is always plant-based, and we use local and seasonal fruit/veg were possible often supplied by our own edible campus, or a trusted farm in Kent.

We aim to be free from food waste, so if there is any food left over at the end of the day, we ensure customers/staff do not go home empty handed! Our chickens do not lose out either, as all our vegetable scraps end up with them and they love it!

Caring for the environment is our main priority, and we do our very best to reduce plastic use to a minimum. We only stock compostable 'to go' items such as cups and food boxes, BUT we would absolutely love it when our customers bring in their own cups and tupperware to cut down on unnecessary waste!

We serve up the best cup of coffee on campus! Our coffee is a triple certified Matthew Algae Tiki blend. Being triple certified means that it is organic, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. It is a blend of beans from Indonesia, Peru, Ethiopia and Honduras. It has a bright, sweet aroma followed by soft roast notes with a hint of fruit.

We stock organic dairy milk as well as plant based alternatives Oatly (our personal favourite) and Rude Health Almond Mylk. We make our own Chai tea and stock a range of Suki herbal Teas, Green and Blacks hot choccy and organic and Fairtrade cold drinks if you're not keen on something warm.


And most important! We offer a range of delicious cakes catering for all dietary requirements and they are supplied to us by the wonderful people at Cakesmiths.