Expanded Cafe Offering for GFAL Across Campus

Great Food at Leeds launch two new cafés on campus: PURE Express and FUSE.

PURE Express – Charles Thackrah

PURE Express is situated in the foyer on the ground floor of Charles Thackrah building and is the little brother of our award-winning café PURE (9th Floor Worsley Building). Offering a unique coffee blend specially commissioned by craft roasters Darkwoods, combining beans from India, Guatemala and Brazil. As with PURE, we are proud to support local businesses and host a range of freshly baked sweet treats, goods courtesy of Caroline’s Cakes of Chapel Allerton offering gluten-free, dairy-free and low-fat options.

PURE Express is a Grab & Go outlet, catering for the hustle and bustle across the western side of campus, particularly in the Business School. There is seating across the foyer as well as outdoor seating if you do fancy staying with us a little longer. With a focus on healthy, field-to-fork food options, PURE Express stocks unique PURE products made fresh on campus each day.


FUSE – School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Our newest café is FUSE (pictured in header). The previous Houldsworth café space was crying out for some TLC, so with the fit out and refurbishment of Houldsworth Building came the exiting opportunity for Great Food at Leeds to improve our café offering even further on the western side of campus. With seating for over 100, Fuse is now one of our largest cafés on campus.

The space offers a social hub and is fast becoming a focal point in the Faculty of Engineering for staff and students to relax from studies, meet friends and collaborate on working projects. The design is bright, airy and welcoming reflecting a modern characterful style that reflects the essence of engineering – problem solvers grounded in science and maths.

With a high concentration of international students, Great Food at Leeds have endeavoured to cater for all and is stocked with an eclectic mix of grab and go food and drinks for everyone at any time of the day to provide sustenance for a working brain! The delicious new Asian hot food offer is already proving to be very popular and the Grumpy Mule coffee beans receiving rave reviews from the caffeine fans!

As with all our outlets, the cafés still run the University’s loyalty scheme, Refresh, meaning the more you spend the more we will reward your custom.


Find out more about the cafés on the Great Food at Leeds website.