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Welcome to Eddie's Cafe

Come to Eddie’s Cafe where you can enjoy meals freshly prepared onsite using a wide variety of high quality, fresh ingredients. Daily choices include a variety of freshly prepared meat (using halal certified ingredients), fish and vegetarian meals. Plus a fantastic selection of ready-made sandwiches, salads and homemade cakes and pastries. We are open Monday to Friday between 8.00am - 5.00pm.

We’re open for breakfast from 8:00am to 10:00am, serving fresh fruit salad, cereals, porridge, toast and bagels, hot breakfast rolls or the ‘full English’. We also have the Union brand of coffees and a range of juices and smoothies ready to ‘grab and go’. The Mitie team are ready to welcome you!

Who was Edward Wilson?
Edward Wilson 1872 – 1912

Edward Adrian Wilson (MB) graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1900. Respected as a talented artist, zoologist, and ornithologist, he was also surgeon for the British Antarctic Expedition during 1901-04 with Captain Robert Scott.

He became Chief Scientific Officer for Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic Expedition during 1910-12. The team, which consisted of Scott, Wilson, Bowers, Oates and Evans reached the South Pole on 18th January 1912.

However, none of them made it back, with Evans succumbing to a brain injury likely sustained in a fall, and Oates, self-sacrificing for the common good as a result of frostbite-induced gangrene.

Scott, Wilson and Bowers died on 29th March 1912 of cold and starvation. An exceptionally heavy blizzard had stopped them just 11 miles short of the “one ton” food depot which could have saved their lives. The scientific specimens and samples they had taken, together with their diary entries (all of which were of significant interest to the medical and scientific establishment, as well as the British public at large) were found by a search party, who subsequently buried the men.

Eddie’s Cafe is a wholly owned subsidiary of St George’s Students’ Union Trading Ltd. A large proportion of our provision is Fair Trade, which contributes to the University’s Green League status. So by purchasing food and drink from Eddie’s Cafe, you will be contributing to the University’s commitment to global sustainability as well as to St George’s Students’ Union.



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