Artbar & RCAfe

Welcome to the Students’ Union!


Along with our office… where you’ll find us most of the time, we have a lovely cafe – the RCAfé and the infamous Artbar! We’re located one the 2nd floor of the Frayling Building in Kensington campus… come and hang out here. It’s a hub. The terrace overlooking the Royal Albert Hall isn’t bad either.

The  RCAfé is managed by our Head Chef Nuria. Everyday Nuria makes a delicious hot meal. With veggie, vegan and meat options you’re bound to find something you like. We’re open for lunch and dinner. Our coffee and sweet treats are to die for and everything is served to you by RCA students… what more could you want… a fair price?… oh yeah we do that too.

The Artbar opens from 5.30pm! You are very welcome to host your own events here too. Just email our events co-ordinator Alex ( and she’ll be in touch with you. Just one thing to note is that the bar can’t be privately booked: If we’re open then we remain inclusive to all.

Like with the RCAfe, RCA students work behind the bar which is managed by permanent SU a staff members Henry & Eugene. We also run the occasional pop-up bars across the other two campuses for events.

Both the RCAfe and Artbar are open Mon-Fri during term time only.

If you’re a current RCA student and you’d like to work for the SU in the RCAfe, Artbar or at events we host please fill in this form