Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Trades Café

Always fresh coffee paired with hearty food options.

A campus favorite for a delicious hot lunch where you will always find a fresh pot of Seattle’s Best Coffee on. We have your cravings covered with gourmet pizza, fresh sandwiches, classic all beef hot dogs and house made pastries. Stop in, grab a bite to eat and take in the fantastic view at the Trades Café.


  Regular Hours

CLOSED: For Construction

  Changes in Hours

No Changes


Trades and Technology Building: second floor

Campus favourites

Daily pizza selections and the all-beef hot dogs

Menu options

Pop, chocolate milk, energy drinks, coffee, tea, confectionery, muffins, scones, cookies, whole fruit, Express grilled chicken wrap, pizza, hot dogs, smokies, vegetable and fruit cups

Additional offerings

HOWL Coffee

TRU’s very own custom coffee. Brewing only 100% fair trade organic certified coffee, sourced ethically in partnership with Fair Trade Canada. HOWL Coffee creates a unique brand on campus, especially for the socially conscious student.

Express & Get the Good Stuff

Express is all about convenient great food that is made fresh daily on campus. We know your schedule is hectic. Express offers healthy grab-and-go options such as salads, sandwiches, seasonal fruit and veggie cups, yogurt and a selection of home made bakery items.

Favourites: Grilled chicken Caesar wrap, Yogurt Parfait and the fresh seasonal fruit cup

TRU Fill It Forward (Cupanion)

TRU Food Services has teamed up with the Sustainability Office to support the TRU Fill It Forward Program. Every coffee you purchase, you will be rewarded with points on the app when you use your re-usable mug. Use the Fill It Forward app to scan the locations unique barcode at any of these locations (Trades Café, International Café, Upper Level Café, Urban Market and Bean Me Up), after 10 coffee purchases you will get a free coffee!

Payment options

Dining Card, cash, debit, MasterCard and Visa