With an ever-changing menu, comfortable environment, loyalty cards, free Wi-Fi and a friendly staff, The Rua Red Café is the ideal meeting spot for a business coffee or lunch with friends.
The Rua Red Café provides high quality coffee (served by fully trained baristas), a range of hot and cold drinks, gourmet sandwiches, soups and hot savories and salads – all available as a take away service.
The Café, situated on the ground floor, is the perfect venue for smaller events, catering for 55 seated guests and 100 standing with a small outdoor decking area. Flooded with natural light, courtesy of floor to ceiling wraparound windows, the Café is available for reservations throughout the day and can be hired after 5pm for private functions, parties and events. Previous catered events have included retirement parties, exhibition openings, full day seminars and product launches.
A full catering menu with pricing options is available on request.10% discount on catering when booked in conjunction with meeting room.
Café Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Café Exhibition January
23 Small Things
1 - 31 January
This small exhibition is mostly composed of boxes and packaging, made according to the exact materials and design of Airfix model kits and toy soldier boxes from the 1970’s and 80’s. The designs are fictional, as no company ever produced things like this.
The designs are an examination of the visual legacy of political violence, and also function as devices to evoke memories and reactions. They are also supposed to be funny. Each one has a picture on the front in the style of the original Airfix illustrations, but rather than stereotypical depictions, the new images are derived from things produced by the parties to the conflict.
These pieces are designed to be placed in interstitial spaces such as lobbies and cafes where they can be happened upon, and seen first in passing. Integral to their effect is their non-confrontational quality.
They evoke memories of childhood games, while also inviting the viewer to analyse their own feelings about the passing into history of the conflict period.