V Café at the Institute

Our café – V Café at the Institute – has been run by Nick Humble since 2019. Joined by his friendly team, they offer a welcoming space to relax, have a coffee, and enjoy delicious vegetarian and vegan lunches in our historic Assembly Room.

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The ever-changing menu is based on seasonal, locally-sourced produce. Our vegetables are grown by The Halow Project and we also offer freshly-roasted Surrey Hills coffee.

We showcase local artists’ work with our free exhibitions in partnership with Guildford Arts in the Assembly Room, meaning the walls are always filled with fantastic art!

V Café welcomes any groups who are looking for a space to meet on weekday mornings.

V Café : Close up on vegan tagine
Salads at the V Café

Key Information

New opening hours from 22 April:

Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm. Lunch served from 12pm – 2pm.


The Guildford Institute, Ward Street,
Guildford GU1 4LH
Plan your visit


01483 562142


Read our reviews on TripAdvisor.

Stopped by today for coffee, lunch and cake, and had a wonderful afternoon. The owners were fabulous, so friendly and accommodating. Service was above and beyond! The whole place had a great atmosphere, and we could see there were definitely lots of happy customers all round!

V Café : Close up of Sri Lanken Curry

Absolutely love it here! Such a cosy and relaxed environment. Love that the menu is always changing and offers a genuine variety for vegans and vegetarians.

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