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Before & After

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Located on the ground floor of the Edith Morley building on the Whiteknights campus, Before & After offers freshly-baked hot food such as pasties, paninis, plus quality beverages and sandwiches.

Please note due to the recent Government national restrictions, we will be closed from Thursday 5 November

You can still visit some of our other cafes on the Whiteknights campus

Good to Know

Free book exchange

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Grab & Go food

Specialty coffees and teas

Outdoor seating



No, we have made the decision to go cashless at all our cafes, pubs and bars. You can use your credit/debit card or campus card to make payments.

Unfortunately not, but there a range of other eating locations on campus where you can use your Clever Cuisine Plan.

If you are a student, you will not pay VAT when buying items at the cafe however you won't receive a discount. Use your campus card to get further discounts or sign-up to a Clever Cuisine package to get the best discounts.

15 percent off your hot drinks and 5 percent off everything else. *Alcohol, non-food items, including protein and sports nutrition products, medicines, items on promotion, reduced to clear items and certain food items are excluded from the discount scheme. You can still purchase these items.

Unfortunately not, these can be used at The Square, The Dairy, and Park Eat.

Yes, we are only closed on University's closure days.

All our chicken sandwiches and paninis are Halal except for the chicken Tikka products and chicken katsu curry pot.

We have a rotating menu and as such these change from day to day, please ask the staff who will be happy to assist.

We have a rotating soup menu that is changed daily, there will be signage in the café indicating the flavour available that day, these are usually vegetarian but there may be a meat based soup available as well, please check with the staff should a sign not be visible.

Matcha powder is a finely ground powder of specially grown and proceeded green tea, high in fiber and protein and mixed with a shot of white chocolate syrup and a choice of milk

Vegan and gluten-free chai latte is a flavored tea beverage made by brewing black tea with Indian species and herbs with a choice of milk.

Cappuccino is an espresso-based drink, of Italian origin, with 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 wet foamed milk. The difference between a latte and a cappuccino is the milk content. Latte has a lot of milk, whereas cappuccino is a strong coffee

Find Us

University of Reading, Edith Morley Building, Whiteknights Campus

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Opening Times

Term Time Current Period

20 Sep 2021 – 10 Dec 2021
Monday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Out of Term Time

11 Dec 2021 – 9 Jan 2022
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Bank Holiday and Closure Days

24 Dec 2021: Closed
25 Dec 2021: Closed
26 Dec 2021: Closed
27 Dec 2021: Closed
28 Dec 2021: Closed
29 Dec 2021: Closed
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