Food, coffee and shops

We have a number of options for food and drink at the Alex including a cafe for hot food, a shop, vending machines and the facilities in the main Royal Sussex County hospital.

Cafes for hot food

You can buy hot drinks and snacks at the cafe run by the Women’s Royal Voluntary Services (WRVS) which is located by the main reception on Level 5.

The Subway outlet is next to the children’s hospital and is open seven days a week. A variety of snacks, cakes and hot and cold drinks are available throughout the day and meals can also be taken away. Opening hours are:

  • Weekdays - 7am to 7pm
  • Weekends (and Bank Holidays) - 9am to 4pm

Coffee shops, newsagents and vending machines

You can buy snacks and cold drinks at the WHSmith shop to the left of the children’s hospital entrance. It sells newspapers, magazines, snacks and a few toys. Opening hours are:

  • Weekdays - 8am to 7pm
  • Weekends (and Bank Holidays) - 8am to 2pm

There is a Costa Coffee shop on the main hospital site which sells coffee, fresh baguettes, Danish pastries and cakes. Opening hours are 8am to 4pm.

There is a newsagent in the main Eastern Road entrance of the Royal Sussex County Hospital which is open daily from 8am to 8pm.

Vending machines selling hot and cold drinks and snacks can be found on every floor.

Cash machine

A cash-point machine is situated by the Subway restaurant in the building next to the children’s hospital.