Starving students of UON, your prayers (aka your SFUN survey results) have been answered: new food retailers are here!!

Thanks to NUServices, we have kebabs, we have coffee, and we have a fully plant-based menu housed in black shipping containers located on The Lawn, behind The House and next to the Shortland Building. 

These new food vendors are called Hussy’s Kebabs, Cadre Coffee, and Kumache Kitchen, and so far have received an influx of positive feedback from both students and staff.

 

Here’s just a few of the comments received. 

  • “Kumache is absolutely delicious!! Finally decent vegan and gluten free options on campus!! Love it :)”
  • “The kebab from Hussy’s was delish !!”
  • “Those tacos look like they slap”
  • “The toasties from Cadre Coffee were chef’s kiss”

Opening hours, menus, and information highlights:

Cadre Coffee 7:30am-3pm Monday to Friday

  • Coffee beans are sourced from Floozy Coffee Roasters
  • Coffee, and other light food options are available including salads, wraps, gourmet toasties, and pastries. 
  • Run by a trio who used to work together at a restaurant on Darby st. 
  • @cadre_coffee

Hussy’s Kebabs 11am-5pm Monday to Friday

  • Kebabs, snack packs, and hot chips!
  • Falafel vegetarian option
  • Family-run business
  • “why have abs when you can have kebabs”, says Hussy 

Kumache Kitchen 11am-6pm Monday to Friday

  • South American street food vibes
  • Fully plants based menu
  • Owned by Venezuelan couple, Jose and Paola
  • Prices range from $6 to $15
  • @kumache.kitchen 

As the student media however, we know you can’t always trust the first thing you read and so, we went on a trip to the other side of campus to test out Cadre Coffee. For $7, I got a large vanilla iced latte and I was surprisingly impressed by their cold brew and size. For an iced latte, $7 is pretty standard and so overall I was happy with it. On the other hand, one of my colleagues ordered some food from Kumache which, unfortunately, for the price, still left her hungry. But that’s just our opinion so take that as you will.

 

It’s been very difficult to find a menu from all three of these food vendors and so we chased them down for you in this article to save you the hike across campus.

Happy eating 🙂

Melanie Jenkins

Melanie Jenkins

Hey, I’m Mel Jenkins, your Editor of the Opus Magazine and fellow student, studying a Bachelor of Communications. When I’m not working, studying, or playing netball, you’ll find me at the beach, having a boogie at the club, or napping. I also LOVE camping and exploring new places, so if you have any suggestions for a uni girl on a budget—send some ideas my way!

Melanie Jenkins

Hey, I’m Mel Jenkins, your Editor of the Opus Magazine and fellow student, studying a Bachelor of Communications. When I’m not working, studying, or playing netball, you’ll find me at the beach, having a boogie at the club, or napping. I also LOVE camping and exploring new places, so if you have any suggestions for a uni girl on a budget—send some ideas my way!