Students Staff

Colchester Campus

Food and drink

University of Essex

Zest fresh

Zest fresh is a vibrant and stylish café with touch-down internet facilities and an adjoining learning space, the Orangery.

The perfect spot on Square 3 for socialising and studying, Zest fresh is a great place to visit throughout the day. Zest fresh serves Costa coffee, a range of teas, as well as chilled bottled drinks and presses.

Zest fresh to go offers delicious cakes, made-to-order sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, bagels, and paninis. Fancy something a bit heartier? We have plenty of tasty home cooked meals from sweet baked potatoes, to curries and chillis, all you have to do is choose!

The ground-breaking Orangery adjoining Zest fresh offers state of the art IT pods, designed with creative team working in mind. Students using the Orangery can enjoy food or drink purchased in Zest fresh while they work.

Opening times

  • Autumn term: Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 6.00pm

Exclusive deals with Essex Food Rewards

Essex Food Rewards brings you exclusive multi buy deals on a selected range of products bought in store.

  • Selected pastries-Buy 9, get 1 FREE!
  • Selected hot drinks-Buy 9, get 1 FREE!
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    Make sure you're up to date with all our new products and special offers.

    Find this outlet

    Zest fresh is located on Square 3 next to Refresh.

    Contact details

    Telephone 01206 873259

    Zest fresh is operated by Essex Food and accepst Essex Food Rewards.