Zu Cafe


Zu cafe is based at Lewes bus station. We have a Restaurant upstairs and a creperie and lounge downstairs. We Serve delicious Hot Dishes, Salads, Fermented food, Buckwheat Crepes, Coffees, Cakes and Pastries. 


Specialising in Freshly made, healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, tasty food. All available for take away.


Enjoy our Fully Licensed Bar, Special Events, Workshops and Live Music and more. This evolving community hub is welcoming to all.

Opening Hours


Monday - Wednesday 8am -5pm

                   Thursday - Saturday: 8am - 9pm


Salad Bar:

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm


Thursday - Saturday: 6pm - Midnight

Phone Number:

01273 474447


Zu Creperie

The Creperie is open daily from 8am to 5pm. Serving delicious Crepes & Dosas with Sweet & Savoury and Gluten Free & Vegan options. The Pastries, Cakes and Organic, single source Coffee have already gained a reputation for being the finest in town. ​

Zu Fresh Lunches

Zu Lunch is served from 11am til 3pm in the upstairs Restaurant. Eat in or Take Away, you will be treated to a nourishing feast of Vegan Salads Soups & hot dishes. ​All gluten-free, plant-based, made from scratch with care and love.


Zu Bar & Restaurant

The Restaurant opens at 6pm serving up a lavish Vegan Tapas menu featuring Vietnamese, Middle eastern & Mediterranean Platters which never fail to delight the senses. From 9pm on Friday & Saturday the Stage is set for performance and DJ's to liven up the evening. The Bar is licenced to 1am.


Zu Cafe is more than a cafe it is a place for community to connect and truly eat well. Founded by Martin Thomas and Samira Harris, this is the next evolution of the Zu community venue.

Zuvuya started 15 years ago as a quirky bar in festivals selling healthy snacks and alchemical drinks!


Zu Studios was launched in 2008 in a 9,000 sq ft 100 year old warehouse in Lewes which was converted into 16 art studios, a cinema, two dance floors, a library, chill out room. Zu Studios ran many events and parties for over 8 years and many people moved to Lewes to be part of the artistic co-created movement with a focus on evolution in all forms through education, inspiration and celebration. We grew food in a vertical hanging garden, had bee hives and tried to make everything as sustainable and ecological as possible.
























When Zu Studios closed in 2016, Zu went back to it's roots with Zutopia, an events organisation making exceptional party spaces in festivals and at private events. However many people especially in Lewes have missed a place for the community to meet. So when the iconic bus station in Lewes became available, Martin invited Samira to start a new space which would offer a space of wellbeing that nourishes the body and soul with exceptional food and friendly staff welcoming. The Zu Community got behind the project and one step at a time we are evolving this new space to reach it's full potential.

You can see more about Zu Studios on our website: www.zustudios.com