Hugo, the Camionnette Café, is one of the more unique members of the Great Food at Leeds team and sells a range of delicious products including coffees, croissants, and fresh sandwiches for lunch as well as scrummy pastries.

He’s conveniently located on the main precinct, so you can easily grab a bite for breakfast on your way into the University or grab a quick lunch or snack on the go.

  • Pastries
  • Sandwiches
  • Brown and Blond Brownies 

  • Location

    The main precinct, opposite the Refectory

  • Speciality

    Pastries

  • Food

    Delicious French food including croissants, fresh filled baguettes, and pastries.

Hugo’s History

We fell in love with Hugo as soon as we met him. Here’s a little more about his background.

Hugo is an original Citroen H Van, born in France and is over 30 years old. The vans were developed as a simple front wheel driven van after World War II with a total of 473,289 produced in 34 years in factories in France and Belgium.
Retaining his Gallic charm, Hugo has now been converted into a fully operational Catering van.
The name Camionnette Café comes from the French word meaning van, so literally, Hugo the van Café.

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