Cafes and restaurants
Your guide to campus dining
The Gold Coast is a hotspot for incredible food, so we take our meals pretty seriously – and our campus cafes and restaurants are no exception. Fuel up for a big day of classes, or simply grab a nutritious meal before you head off to a club meeting, sporting game or study session.
Our eight on-campus cafes and restaurants include Lakeside, everyone’s favourite lunch spot, as well as multiple places to grab your coffee fix, a full-service restaurant, and even our very own watering hole. Here’s your guide to on-campus dining.
Dining for on-campus living
Thinking of living on campus in one of our student accommodation options? All students living on campus are required to purchase a dining plan, which means you can use your student ID card to purchase food and drinks at any of our outlets. Dining plans must be topped up at the beginning of each semester, and funds are only valid for that semester. Three dining plan options are available ($2,000, $2,250 and $2,500) but your plan can be topped up as necessary throughout the semester.
On campus dining options
On campus dining options
Bond Express and the Health Food Shop
Grab a snack or some basic groceries at our very own on-campus convenience store, Bond Express. Attached to Bond Express is the Health Food Shop, fully stocked with all of your favourite nutritious eats!
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12pm-4pm.
Contact: +61 7 5595 5550
Coffee Cart at the Society & Design Precinct
Look for the palms nestled between the Abedian School of Architecture and the Society & Design Precinct, and you’ll find the coffee cart – the easiest way to get caffeinated on the go.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 7.45am-12pm.
From coffee to cool beverages, Don's is the social hub of Bond University and one of two fully licensed venues on campus. Keep an eye out for regular special events!
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-8.30pm.
Contact: +61 7 5595 5573
Kinetic Cafe at BIHS
Students at our second campus, the Bond Institute of Health & Sport, will enjoy grabbing their morning coffee or a tasty lunch at the on-site Kinetic Cafe.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-2.30pm.
Contact: +61 7 5595 2138
Lakeside Bar and Restaurant
Perhaps the most well-known spot to eat on campus, Lakeside is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner! With a rotating menu that includes international fare, Lakeside is the perfect place to unwind between classes or grab a meal to go.
Opening hours: 7 days, 7am-8.30pm.
Contact: +61 7 5595 5075
Order online at lakeside.bond.edu.au
Located in the foyer of the Main Library, Papyrus is your one-stop shop for coffee, pastries, sandwiches and more – ideal for refuelling ahead of a study session.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4.30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-3.30pm.
Contact: +61 7 5595 3565
If you head to the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Building, you’ll find another campus favourite in the lobby – Pulse Cafe! Pick up a coffee or some sustenance before or after class.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm.
Contact: +61 7 5595 1270
Take in gorgeous views of campus and dine in style at the Cecil and Ida Green University Club and Restaurant, which offers an a la carte menu. Bookings are required and must be made by 3pm the day prior to dining.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 12pm-2pm, by appointment.
Contact: +61 7 5595 5086