Affordable. Ethical. Sustainable. Healthy.


Realfoods Cafe

We are a social enterprise cafe run by staff and student volunteers of RUSU. We focus on sustainability and providing ethical, affordable & healthy food options and specialty coffee. We specialise in catering to diverse dietary requirements including: gluten friendly, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and halal friendly. Located at the bustling RMIT City Campus, providing a restful spot to have a break and enjoy your coffee. 


Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 3.00pm


10% RUSU Member Discount

Want a discount every day of the week? As a RUSU member you get 10% off food and drink
(some exclusions apply). Just show your membership sticker.  

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Mondays: $6 Meal of the Day

Selected meal of the day
RMIT Students Only – no further discounts apply

Tuesdays: $6 Toasties

Tasty toasties ($7 Vegan option available)
RMIT Students Only – no further discounts apply


We offer a range of affordable food options, ensuring that students have access to delicious meals without breaking the bank.

  • Herbed Omelette Rolls, $8.50
  • Toasties (vegan, vegetarian & gf available), $7.00 - $9.50
  • Curry of the day w/ rice (vegan & gf), $9.90
  • Dhal of the day w/ rice (vegan & gf), $9.00
  • Hearty salad of the day, $9.50
  • Vegan pies w/ house made relish, $8.00



  • Coffee by Market Lane
    • Small, $4.20
    • Medium, $4.70
    • Large, $5.20
  • Add alternative milks, $0.60
  • Vegan sticky chai, $5.50 (large size only)
  • Matcha latte,
    • Small, $4.50 
    • Medium, $5.00
    • Large, $5.20


  • Iced latte
    • Small, $5.50
    • Large, $5.70
  • Bottled pressed juices, $4.70
  • Capi's, $3.00
  • Coconut sparkling waters, $4.50
  • Organic soft drinks, $4.50
  • Carton & Co water, $3.00

Snacks & Sweets
  • Blueberry bagel w/ jam and cream cheese, $5.50
  • Banana bread, $5.00
  • Fruit toast, $5.00
  • Muffins, $4.00
  • Almond croissants, $4.50
  • Lemon polenta cake, $4.50
  • Mini orange cake, $4.50

Nine Bakery is a completely gluten free and vegan bakery in Melbourne, all treats below are coeliac friendly and are kept in a separate display cabinet.

  • Assorted muffins, $5.20
  • Dark fudge brownies, $5.20
  • Carrot cake, $6.00
  • Cookies, $4.00


At Realfoods, we believe that even small changes can have a positive impact on the environment and our well-being. As a business and volunteer program, our focus is on educating students, staff, and customers about how they can make a difference.


Our volunteers are the backbone of what we do and if you’re looking for a new challenge, to pick up some life skills  and professional experience while making new friends become a Realfoods volunteer. You don’t need any experience, we’ll give you all the training you need. We even have specific kitchen skills opportunities if you’re more interested in learning more about commercial food preparation. You will also gain a food safety handling certificate in the process.

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Catering is available upon request for functions, events and meetings, small or large. Whether you require hot food, sandwiches, salads or snacks, we can provide you with a wholesome and delicious feast to suit your needs. We look forward to helping you with your event with our delicious, healthy and sustainable food.

View the Realfoods Catering Menu here. To discuss your catering requirements or lace an order, please visit the cafe or email

Coffee and Meal Cards

We offer printed coffee and meal cards that are great for student and staff rewards and recognition! For bulk orders: the card can be designed to match your campaign / include a message or logo. The card provides ONE REGULAR sized hot drink or the choice of ONE MEAL (Curry/dahl & rice, toastie, pie or salad). 

Coffee Cards: 1 – 50 cards ($4.20 per card), 50 – 100 cards ($4.00 per card), 100+ cards ($3.50 per card)
Meal Cards: $9.90 per card (Curry/dahl & rice, toastie, pie or salad)

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