Merlo Coffee UQ

UQ Holiday and SWOTVAC hours, Semester 2 2019:

Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2019 – 7:30am – 4:30pm daily

Bar closed Friday 4 October and Friday 11 October

Monday 28th October – SWOTVAC starts, Bar will continue to run on the Friday night

Monday-Friday 7am-10pm

Saturday & Sunday 7am-10pm

Last day of exams in Saturday 16th November as such the trading hours for Saturday will be 7am-4:30pm

Closed Sunday 17th November

Holiday trading hours will begin Monday 18th November until Sunday 16th February 2020. Friday night bar will not run during the holidays.

Monday- Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed

Orientation week beginning 17th February 2020 and normal trade will begin (7am – 7pm Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am – 4pm)



Every Friday night from 4-6pm our Merlo UQ cafe is transformed into a licensed bar. With plenty of share plates and food options, you can enjoy knock off drinks with friends to kick start your weekend! Join us for a creamy Espresso Martini, beer, wine, or cider this Friday!



Nestled under the Duhig Building at the St Lucia campus, Merlo Coffee at University of Queensland offers students, university staff and visitors a quick grab and go style, perfect for that much-needed coffee hit between classes.

With covered indoor and outdoor seating, the cafe is also a fantastic place to sit, study and enjoy your fresh espresso with a bite to eat.

For those wanting something a bit more substantial, we also offer a great range of delicious items on our menu (see more below). So, whether you need a quick caffeine fix or some lunch, the Merlo cafe at UQ has got you covered.



If you pop in from 2pm to 3pm on Fridays, you can play flip for free with our baristas! Flip a playing card over and if you’ve chosen the right colour, the coffee is on the house!



  • Cakes, slices, biscuits and pastries
  • Homemade muffins
  • Classic I Heart Brownies
  • Raw Slices
  • Power balls
  • Fruit salad
  • Bircher muesli with mixed berries
  • Smashed avo on artisan bread,
  • Italian style pizzas, hand made to order
  • Daily salads, Gourmet sandwiches & wraps
  • Sausage and crostata rolls



Dine in and chill out in the courtyard playing games like Jenga, What Do You Meme? and Connect 4. Some seriously fun game playing could be the perfect lunch break!



Need to cater for an event- small or large? Let Merlo take care of you with fresh lunch options, sweet and savoury treats, drinks, and of course – coffees! Download our menu and order form here to find out more. 


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