30 November 2010
Style and sustenance on the City campus
The Pearson and Murphy’s café is a stylish eatery that is open to the University community and general public.
The Pearson and Murphy’s café serves premium-quality coffee and a variety of other beverages.
An outdoor courtyard with chairs, tables and market umbrellas flanks the cafe.
RMIT University staff and students now have a broader range of food options available to them, with the opening of a new café on the City campus.
The Pearson and Murphy’s café is is on the ground level of the newly refurbished Francis Ormond Building at 124 La Trobe Street and is a stylish and ambient eatery with a diverse and affordable menu and premium-quality coffee.
The café also provides a catering service to both the University and wider communities, that accommodates all budgets, and plans to become a licensed premises that will extend its hours to include Friday night drinks.
Among the tempting array of breakfast and lunch menu items on offer, the Pearson and Murphy’s café has yoghurt, bircher muesli, croissants, fresh fruit salad, sandwiches and baguettes, cakes and slices, fresh juices and smoothies, and hot dishes that draw on Middle Eastern, English, Indian, Greek, Italian and Thai influences.
The Pearson and Murphy’s café is flanked by a large courtyard with outdoor seating and market umbrellas. In mid-December, the landscaping of a new campus lawn that lies at the foot of this courtyard will be completed.
The café is named after Charles Henry Pearson and William Emmett Murphy, both intellectuals, political luminaries and social reformers who were instrumental in the founding of the original Working Men’s College in 1887.
The Francis Ormond Building is RMIT’s foundation building and heritage-listed for its design in the Gothic Revival architectural style.
The café’s opening hours are 7am to 5pm. For catering queries, contact 9925 0337.