Places to eat

We have a range of food and drink options available on campus – whether you want a sit down meal at a café, something on the go, or just a cup of coffee!

Townsville campus – food and cafés

Miss Sushi @ JCU

Miss Sushi @ JCU offers a wide selection of fresh and healthy sushi, sashimi, hot food, yoghurt, and fruit salad, as well as excellent coffee, teas, cold drinks and cakes. They also cater for gluten-free, lactose-free and vegetarian diets.

Party platters are also available on request. Contact Miss Sushi @JCU on 4755 0091 for free delivery on campus.


Ground Floor, Education Central, Building 134 (Map)

Open 7.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Phat Boi Asian Kitchen

Phat Boi offers fresh sushi and salads, yum cha and coffee to go.


Ground Floor, The Science Place, Building 142 (Map)

Casa Pasta

For authentic Italian pasta and award winning coffee.


Ground Floor, The Science Place, Building 142 (Map)

Aroma Café

Trading hours:

Townsville JCU 7am – 4pm Monday to Friday

Cairns JCU 7am – 4pm Monday to Friday


Ground Floor, The Science Place, Building 142 (Map)


Cater your next party or corporate event with a selection of fresh and flavoursome catering platters from Aroma Café.

Browse our selection of healthy and delicious finger food items, meals and beverages to create a menu guaranteed to impress your guests and suit your budget.

Choose from our popular range of corporate and party platters, which includes freshly baked goods, healthy breakfast options, nourishing hot and cold fare, and delectable sweet treats.

Contact Aroma Cafe:

Aroma Café

James Cook University Townsville

The Science Place, Building 142, 150 Angus Smith Drive

Douglas, Queensland 4814

(07) 4781 6301


Market by Aroma JCU Cairns

Building A 25
James Cook University
14-88 McGregor Road
Ph: (07) 4057 8475

More information

Aroma Café Townsville JCU

Instagram: @aromacafe_

Facebook: @coffeeandpassion

Market by Aroma Cairns JCU

Instagram: @marketbyaroma

Aroma Café and Market by Aroma is committed to the practice of environmental sustainability in all aspects of our business. We truly believe we have the opportunity and responsibility to make this a better world. As Margaret Mead said, "never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

If you bring your reusable cup you will receive a 10c discount off your hot drink purchase.

At Aroma Café and Market by Aroma we roast our own coffee using modern espresso extraction techniques and recipes.

We source and select only specialty grade coffee beans from plantations across Central America, South America and Africa. We profile roast each batch individually in order to highlight each crop's heirloom, region and process flavour characteristics.

The Aroma Cafe blend is seasonal. Meaning the farms and estates where we source our coffee will change each season with the crop cycles.


Choose any one of our selection of delicious muffins and a freshly roasted coffee for $8

Enjoy one of our made in store Breakfast Wraps and freshly roasted coffee for $10.50

*Store Specific*

Aroma Café Townsville

Enjoy a toastie and freshly roasted coffee for $10

Our famous Tradies Breakfast and a coffee $11.50

Market by Aroma Cairns

Enjoy a toastie and freshly roasted coffee for $9

Our famous Tradies Breakfast and a coffee $11

*All specials include an 8oz coffee.


Juliette's offers a range of high quality artisan gelato, barista brewed coffee and in-house baked sweets and snacks.


Ground Floor, Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, Building 18 (Map)

Open 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Otto's Food Van

Otto's offers coffee and food, including pies, pretzel subs, sausage rolls, and dougnuts.


Outside the Clinical Practices Building, Building 500 (Map)

Open 7am to 1.30pm Monday to Sunday.

Cairns campus – food and cafés

D’Lish on McGregor

D'Lish offers breakfast until 10am, as well as salads, pies, and a selection of gourmet wraps, focaccia, panini and baguettes. Add coffee, milkshakes, healthy juices, cakes, muffins, and more!


Ground Floor, The Cairns Institute, Building D3 (Map)


The FoodLab is a 24-hour space with a kitchen, fridges, and microwaves so you can store and prepare your own meals at any time.


The FoodLab is located at the side of the Library, Building B1 (Map)

The Refectory

The Refectory is open from 7am to 4pm and offers hot food, as well as a selection of sandwiches and wraps.


Building A25 (Map)

My Spot Cafe

My Spot Cafe is now open between 8.30am and 3pm, selling great coffee, pies, hot dogs, drinks, wraps and ice cream at very reasonable prices. Check them out!


Building E5 (Map)

If you are interested in contributing to JCU's food options, please read JCU's Food and Beverage Retail Strategy.

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