Catalyst Coffee Shop

Serving fresh craft coffee, hot and cold sandwiches and paninis plus cold beverages and retail items.

Just outside the coffee shop doors, we have a small comfortable seating area and idle for relaxing or catching up with colleagues, as well as a selection of retail and impulse buys.


  • Muffin and a hot drink for £3.00
  • Toast / crumpets / teacake and regular americano or Tea for £2.00
  • Danish pastry and regular americano or tea for £2.30

This outlet has a loyalty scheme.

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


The Catalyst
Leek Road

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Inspection 27th April 2022
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Top 10 for Job Prospects

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Complete University Guide 2022

68% of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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