V Cafe at the Institute

Guildford’s only totally vegetarian restaurant


Opening Times

9:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday

V Café will close for Easter at 3pm on Wednesday 17 April and will reopen at 9am on Thursday 25 April.


The Guildford Institute Ward Street Guildford GU1 4LH Google maps

01483 562142


We’re pleased to announce that V Café at the Institute is now open! The new team will be led by Nick Humble and Ian loffel. Nick will be a familiar face to many, as he has been Head Chef for Delicious Dishes during their interim period at the GI. He has forty years’ of experience within the catering industry and has held positions such as Catering Manager for KPMG, which required him and his team to deliver thousands of covers daily. Similarly, Ian also has an extensive catering background, which includes the role of Chef at both The Savoy and Claridge’s. The friendly faces of Julie, Pippa and Emma that we hope you’ve become familiar with over recent months will remain onsite in order to assist Nick and Ian. The whole team has grown to really enjoy working at the Institute and hopes that if you haven’t been in to meet them previously, that you will do soon! V Café at the Institute is open Monday to Friday and with a new opening time of 9am, it’s the perfect place to grab that morning caffeine fix!

“Our menu changes every day. With fresh soups, jacket potatoes and home-made cakes, I think that we are something unique in Guildford.” Nick Humble, Manager

Restaurant Opening Times

9am–12pm for pastries, tea and coffee

12pm–2pm for a regularly changing menu of freshly-made vegetarian and vegan options

2pm–3pm for refreshments and cakes If you would like to book a table, please contact the Institute.