The third phase of UB’s Heart of the Campus initiative will bring One World Café, the university’s much-anticipated international eatery — a transformative initiative being designed by the UB community, for the UB community — to one of the busiest crossroads on the North Campus in 2021.
One World Café will:
A transformative initiative, One World Café will create a “front door” to the university around and under the existing overhangs of Capen Hall and the Founders Plaza courtyard between Norton Hall and Capen.
The project is envisioned creating a food “market” atmosphere and community space where students, faculty, staff and visitors can enjoy a diverse selection of foods from around the world in a welcoming environment.
As envisioned, One World Café would be approximately double the size of the restaurant, dining room and kitchen area of Bert’s, the existing Campus Dining & Shops restaurant in Talbert Hall. The area would be glassed-in and accessible from the first floor of Norton; it would replace Bert’s and the New York Deli, also located in Talbert.
UB is making progress on mutliple fronts towards completing the cafe in summer 2021: