Locations: Cafés | Restaurants & Catering

Locations & Opening Hours


There are six cafés in DCU, five on the Glasnevin Campus and one (Java) on the St. Patrick's campus. You'll find information about each under the tabs below


Fig Tree Café

For the Collins Avenue pedestrian, it is great place to stop on your way in or out of DCU. Hot breakfast and lunch is available daily. Java Republic Coffee and teas. There is a great salad and sandwich & bagel bar for eating in or take out. Check out our range of Savoury Roulades, Pizzas and Quiches available daily.

Location: Ground floor of Nursing Building, Glasnevin Campus
Seating: 120

What else? Wi-Fi, and handy if you are based in any of Science/Computer Buildings

On the move? All of our dishes are available to eat in or take away.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Friday: 08:30 - 4.30pm

Sat & Sun: Closed



The newly refurbished café has a range of hot and cold snacks available all day. Hot lunch served daily 12:00 - 14:30 and evening meals 16:00 - 17:30. Java Republic offers coffee and teas throughout the day.

If you are on an Evening/Masters Programme, this café is ideal before your class starts and for breaks.

Vending machine also in place for after hours.

Location: 2nd floor of the Business School, Glasnevin Campus

Seating: 136

What else? Wi-Fi, sockets for laptops

On the move? All of our dishes are available to eat in or take away.

Opening Hours-

Mon - Thurs: 08:00 - 19:00

Fri: 08:00 - 17:00

Sat: 09:00 - 13:30, Sun: Closed


Invent Café

It may the smallest café on campus, but it is big on ambition. If Italian coffee is your vice, Bellagio coffee is available (the only place on campus). Soup, sandwiches and delicious bagels available.

Location: Ground floor of Invent, Glasnevin Campus

Seating: 35

What else? Wifi and you can rub shoulders with entrepreneurs and get a taste for what your future could hold by being in DCU.

On the move? All of our dishes are available to eat in or take away.

Opening Hours- 

Mon - Thurs: 09:00 - 16:00, Fri: 09:00 - 15:00,
Sat & Sun: Closed


Library Cafe 

During the first few weeks of Semester One, you may not find this café, but it will become your living room, especially near exam time. It is in the basement of the Library, so it is great place to go when you are taking a break from studying. The library's 'quiet' rule does not apply here, so eat and chat away. It serves great coffee and sandwiches and has hot meals from lunch time onwards.

Location: Basement of the Library, Glasnevin Campus

Seating: 120

What else? It has a chill out area with comfy couches, Wifi. It opens on Sundays before and during the exams.

Opening Hours: 

Mon - Thurs: 09:30 - 20:00,
Fri: 09:30 - 16:00,
Sat: 09:30 - 16:00, Sun: Closed (Open for Exams & Study)


Zest Bar

ZEST has great smoothies and juices and there are three different sizes to suit your thirst and pocket. If you feel like experimenting, create your own smoothie from the array of fruits and juices. For those working out, try the protein and energy bars. Maud's Ice-cream and Starbucks in house coffee is available here also. Bagels and Pizza are always a popular choice.

Location: Foyer of University Sports Complex, Glasnevin Campus

Seating: 40

What else? Wifi and handy for a Starbucks if you stay in Res

On the move? All of our dishes are available to eat in or take away.

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 20:00

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00


Java Café

Java café serves teas and coffees and light snacks and sandwiches every day.

Location: Quadrangle, St. Patrick's Campus


Osmosis Café

Location: DCU Alpha, Glasnevin Campus

Mon - Thurs: 08:30 - 16:30, Fri: 08:30 - 15:30,

Sat & Sun: Closed