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RUSU Realfoods

It can be tough to find a healthy and delicious meal in the concrete heart of Melbourne city. That's why it's worth hunting down the Realfoods cafe inside RMIT University's food court. Realfoods is all about serving up real SLOW* fast food using *Seasonal, Local, Organic, and Whole ingredients.

We're open from 11am to 4pm, Monday to Friday during higher-ed university semesters only, and can be found at the RMIT University City Campus, 360 Swanston St, food court, Building 8, Level 4.

Us RUSU 'Realfoodies' reckon healthy food should be convenient, affordable, and always taste awesome. Our ingredients may all stem (ahem) from the plant kingdom, but our menu sure aims to please peeps of all dietary persuasions - from those with food allergies a mile long, to the most happy hardcore carnivore!

Realfoods offers a variety of food and drinks, carefully chosen for their great taste, nutritional value and eco-credentials. We source our fresh produce, ready-made items, takeaway packaging and cleaning products through growers, producers and wholesalers that share our values.

Contact us: or (03) 9925 5004

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Realfoods is a RMIT University Student Union owned and operated social enterprise and falls within the RUSU Sustainability Department. The café is overseen by a full-time RUSU staff member, and a team of 65+ wonderful student volunteers who lend a hand each week. Everyone is welcome to dine at Realfoods and we look forward to serving you with a smile soon.

2015 RUSU Sustainability Officer: Gabriel Brady -

Post: Realfoods, RMIT University Student Union, PO Box 12387, A'Beckett St, Melbourne, 8006.

View the latest Realfoods Recipe Book: REAL FIT FOODS


Real Fit Foods 2014 - Event Recipe Book


From brunch to lunch to afternoon tea, we've got your stomach covered! Salads, pies, pizzas, hot meals, smoothies, teas, muffins, cupcakes, desserts, and a stash more super snacks await you dear customer. Our specials change daily (keep an eye on our Facebook Page and Twitter for the latest updates). We can probably sort you out with catering too, so contact our Cafe Co-ordinator with your request.

Realfoods is part of the RUSU VOLUNTEER PROGRAM and relies on the hard work of our dedicated volunteer team members to survive and thrive! We provide a supportive, safe, fun and foodtastic environment for our student volunteers. To sweeten the deal (and amp up your resume), RUSU also shouts Realfoods volunteers a FREE 'Food Health & Safety Certificate' training, and a FREE 'Kitchen Skills Certificate' training. Bam! 

RUSU would love to hear from you if you think you can spare some time to volunteer in the café. A shift at Realfoods may include assisting with food and drink prep in the kitchen, service at the counter, or helping us with promotions and events. The commitment required is one two-hour block per week during semester. The available shift time blocks are 10.30am-12.30pm, 12.30pm-2.30pm, or 2.30pm-4.30pm. If this availability is not possible for you on a consistent basis, volunteers may chose to rather be placed on our Realfoods Events and Catering team list.

Register your interest to volunteer at RUSU via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

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