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Duhig Building, UQ St Lucia Campus, Campbell Rd, St Lucia QLD 4067

07 3346 7438
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 7:00pm
7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday : Bar Merlo
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
8:00am - 4:00pm

CLOSED – EKKA Public Holiday – Wednesday 14th August 2019



Every Friday night from 4-6pm our Merlo UQ cafe is transformed into a licensed bar. With plenty of share plates and food options, you can enjoy knock off drinks with friends to kick start your weekend! Join us for a creamy Espresso Martini, beer, wine, or cider this Friday!



Nestled under the Duhig Building at the St Lucia campus, Merlo Coffee at University of Queensland offers students, university staff and visitors a quick grab and go style, perfect for that much-needed coffee hit between classes.

With covered indoor and outdoor seating, the cafe is also a fantastic place to sit, study and enjoy your fresh espresso with a bite to eat.

For those wanting something a bit more substantial, we also offer a great range of delicious items on our menu (see more below). So, whether you need a quick caffeine fix or some lunch, the Merlo cafe at UQ has got you covered.



If you pop in from 2pm to 3pm on Fridays, you can play flip for free with our baristas! Flip a playing card over and if you’ve chosen the right colour, the coffee is on the house!


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Dine in and chill out in the courtyard playing games like Jenga, What Do You Meme? and Connect 4. Some seriously fun game playing could be the perfect lunch break!



Need to cater for an event- small or large? Let Merlo take care of you with fresh lunch options, sweet and savoury treats, drinks, and of course – coffees! Download our menu and order form here to find out more. 


What’s on the menu?

  • Cakes, slices, biscuits and savoury pastries made by a local Italian bakery
  • Classic I Heart Brownies
  • Protein balls
  • Fruit salad
  • Bircher muesli with mixed berries
  • Smashed avo on sourdough
  • Breakfast and vegetarian bagels
  • Buddha bowl
  • Italian style pizzas, hand made to order
  • Daily salads, gourmet sandwiches & wraps