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

He’s conveniently located on the main precinct, opposite the Refectory, 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.

  • French Pastries
  • Buy your freshly baked baguette sticks to take home
  • New range of delicious filled baguettes 
  • A selection of decadent Brownies & Blondies for just £1.35

  • Location

    The main precinct, opposite the Refectory

  • Speciality


  • 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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