Attenborough Centre

The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (also known as the ACCA), situated near the entrance to the Sussex campus, has a large cafe on the ground floor. Check opening times, food options and the dining style.

Interior of the eatery in the Attenborough Centre showing the furniture and green plants

About the Attenborough Centre

The Attenborough Centre is a modern, elegant space towards the edge of campus.

The café provides service to your table, ordered from a menu of exclusively locally sourced, freshly made in-house soups, salads and sandwiches, including the ACCA special, only available here! Alongside this, customers can also enjoy barista-quality coffee with snacks, cakes and pastries.

ACCA’s calm open space makes it ideal for low-key meetings and intimate gatherings as well as being a place to relax before or after one of the venue's events.

See more about the Cafe Bar on the Attenborough Centre website.


The Attenborough Centre hosts a range of events throughout the year, serving locally-sourced Redroaster coffee, as well as wines, spirits and beers from the bar.

See what's on at the Attenborough Centre.

Key information

Interior of ACCA eatery showing seating area and counter


The interior has a bar counter, wooden cafe-style tables and chairs along with a couple of sofas.


On a warm day, tables and benches are placed on a paved area outside ACCA. It also overlooks a large patch of grass which is often full of people enjoying the sun.


The ACCA menu is seasonal.

You can also order hot food to be delivered here via the Uni Food Hub app.

To keep up to date with any specials, pop-ups and events happening at the café, follow @sussexfoodie on Instagram.

  • See a sample menu for ACCA

    Lunch menu

    Hot sandwiches

    The ACCA Ciabatta - £6.25
    Avocado, Chorizo, Cheese & Aioli

    Choula Chicken & Blue Cheese Ciabatta - £6.25
    Chicken marinated in Chou la Hot Sauce & Sussex Blue Cheese

    Reuben Beef Foccacia - £6.25
    Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Emmenthal & Thousand Island Sauce

    All Day Breakfast Ciabatta - £6.25
    Butchers Sausage, Streaky bacon, Omelette, Monterey Jack & Pizza Sauce

    Cheese & Truffle Grilled Cheese Foccacia - (v) £6.25
    Monterey Jack, Emmenthal & Truffle Mayo

    Vegan Cheese Ciabatta - (ve) £6.25
    Sheese, Guac & Beef Tomato Ciabatta


    Roast Roots - (ve) £6.25
    with Quinoa, Rocket & Pomegranite

    Spiced Caesar - £6.25
    Choose from Spiced Halloumi (v) or Chicken


    Large Jacket Potato - £5.95
    Choose one topping: Beans (v), Cheese (v), Tuna Mayo
    add extra topping for £1

    Hot snacks

    Piglet's Pantry Caramalised Onion Sauage Roll - £3.95

    Piglet's Pantry Rainbow Scotch Egg - (v) £3.25
    with caramalised onion chutney

    Chef’s special

    Mac 'n' Sussex Blue Cheese - (v) £6.95

    Check the board in the cafe for the rotating specials.

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