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Food&Drinks

Which places to eat and drink do our students recommend? View our collection of establishments.

Lunch
Which lunch places do our students recommend? An overview of places all over the city. VIEW ALL

Foodtruck Broodje Ben
“During my breaks I like to get a delicious lunch at Broodje Ben together with a few fellow students. These sandwiches are highly recommended! ”

  • By Stephan + 2
Food truck

Beach Oog in Al (SOIA)
“Nice grass area to sit along the big canal that is perfect for sunny days ”

  • By Berne + 1
Urban beach

Broodje Carlo
“Their sandwich bread is awesome!”

  • By Derin

Shop Zuivelhoeve Utrecht
“Personally, I love eating cheese! If I pass through that street I definitely buy some from that shop and always trying different types.”

  • By Evanthia
Typical Dutch

Café de Poort
“Ever since I started my bachelor's degree, Public Administration and Organizational Science and café De Poort have been inextricably linked. Between lectures I like to drink a cup of coffee with friends on the sun-drenched terrace on the Ledig Erf. At the end of a long day of lectures and tutorials, this is also the perfect place to have a drink or eat well.”

  • By Mik

De Ontdekking
“When I moved to Utrecht a year and a half ago, I immediately started looking for nice coffee shops. Although places like Onz and Gys were well received, De Ontdekking takes the cake as far as I'm concerned”

  • By Milan

Ping pong club
“To be honest, I've only been there once, just before all the catering industry closed again, but it was certainly worth repeating.”

  • By Milan

Café restaurant Winkel van Sinkel
“This is one of those places that feel so vibrant and alive.”

  • By Kimberly + 1

Restaurant Vapiano
“You can come here for a tasty pizza, pasta or salad after shopping or studying. Tip: in spring you can also dine on the roof terrace!”

  • By Naoual + 1

Tea room Rhijnauwen
“I love to walk around here and this teahouse is a super nice stopping point for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. The surrounding woods are very beautiful. On a sunny day the teahouse is full of students and families who go for a walk.”

  • By Vera + 1

Café Noen
“Café Noen is really nice if you are ever on the international campus a bit early. A great place to meet up with friends and grab lunch”

  • By Kimberly + 1

Ohøj coffee roasting
“This cafe is very close walk from my house and it has great coffee!”

  • By Kimberly + 1

Café Madame Jeanette
“I think that there is always a nice atmosphere here: the ideal place to have a chat with your fellow students in between courses.”

  • By Stephan
Veterinary

Karibu Café
“It's an excellent location both for studying and spending time & chilling with friends. Plus, as the Karibu keeps reminding, the food is "110% natural". My personal favorite is shakshuka.”

  • By Mariam + 1
Green Oasis

Coffeebar Jazzmans Minneartbuilding
“The café is located in the Minnaert building and looks out over the botanical gardens. In spring, you can sit here in the sun on the terrace after or between your classes.”

  • By Naoual
Science

Gys
“As I write this, I am sitting in Gys drinking coffee. Gys is therefore very suitable to work on school or something else.”

  • By Milan

De Neude square
“Square De Neude is a meeting place for me and my friends, as it is located in the city centre.”

  • By Berne + 4
Many cafés
Dinner
Food for every budget. Our students know where you can eat well. VIEW ALL

Mick O'Connells
“If you want to grab a few beers with your friends and/or watch some football, Mick O'Connells is the place to go!”

  • By Alptug + 1

Japanese dining Kounosuke
“If you crave for authentic Japanese dishes, especially don dining, you should give this place a try :) They also have vegan option so it's a big plus.”

  • By Tú

Karibu Café
“It's an excellent location both for studying and spending time & chilling with friends. Plus, as the Karibu keeps reminding, the food is "110% natural". My personal favorite is shakshuka.”

  • By Mariam + 1
Green Oasis

Anan Saigon Streetfood
“Anan offers delightful and tasty food, together with a friendly atmosphere to spend some quality time with friends.”

  • By Annaflavia

Greek restaurant Taverna
“I always like to come here for dinner with friends to chat and enjoy the food and the Greek atmosphere.”

  • By Stephan

Tea room Rhijnauwen
“You can eat delicious pancakes here! I especially like coming here in the summer, because Theehuis Rhijnauwen has a beautiful and large terrace.”

  • By Stephan + 1

Restaurant Vapiano
“If you don't know where you will make a reservation to eat out, Vapiano Hoog Catharijne is always a good choice! They have friendly service and the food is always good.”

  • By Stephan + 1

Restaurant Rum Club
“Rumclub is known for its cocktails and their tapa like dishes, a bit pricey, however it is a very nice place to go once in a while”

  • By Kimberly + 1

Café restaurant Winkel van Sinkel
“Cafe restaurant Winkel van Sinkel in the heart of Utrecht is both a nice place to go out for dinner with friends and to go out in the evening.”

  • By Vera + 1

Restaurant UNO
“This restaurant offers many different snacks. A very nice place to go out for dinner!”

  • By Berne + 1

Café de Poort
“Ever since I started my bachelor's degree, Public Administration and Organizational Science and café De Poort have been inextricably linked. Between lectures I like to drink a cup of coffee with friends on the sun-drenched terrace on the Ledig Erf. At the end of a long day of lectures and tutorials, this is also the perfect place to have a drink or eat well.”

  • By Mik

Ping pong club
“To be honest, I've only been there once, just before all the catering industry closed again, but it was certainly worth repeating.”

  • By Milan

De Neude square
“Square De Neude is a meeting place for me and my friends, as it is located in the city centre.”

  • By Berne + 4
Many cafés
Coffee
You will find coffee bars everywhere. Our students give you some hidden gems. VIEW ALL

Coffeebar Jazzmans Minneartbuilding
“The café is located in the Minnaert building and looks out over the botanical gardens. In spring, you can sit here in the sun on the terrace after or between your classes.”

  • By Naoual
Science

Café Madame Jeanette
“I think that there is always a nice atmosphere here: the ideal place to have a chat with your fellow students in between courses.”

  • By Stephan
Veterinary

Ohøj coffee roasting
“This cafe is very close walk from my house and it has great coffee!”

  • By Kimberly + 1

Café Noen
“Café Noen is really nice if you are ever on the international campus a bit early. A great place to meet up with friends and grab lunch”

  • By Kimberly + 1

Coffeebar Anne & Max
“Whenever I want to catch up with a friend, I go to Anne&Max. The coffee is really good and they recently opened a beautiful outdoor patio where you can sit. It really feels like being in a hidden gem in Utrecht. That little square is a real must!”

  • By Natasha + 1

De Neude square
“I can relax here. I often meet up with friends for coffee. The central location of the square makes it a logical place to meet. There are always people around, so it always feels very "gezellig/cosy"!”

  • By Natasha + 4
Many cafés

De Ontdekking
“When I moved to Utrecht a year and a half ago, I immediately started looking for nice coffee shops. Although places like Onz and Gys were well received, De Ontdekking takes the cake as far as I'm concerned”

  • By Milan

Gys
“As I write this, I am sitting in Gys drinking coffee. Gys is therefore very suitable to work on school or something else.”

  • By Milan

Ping pong club
“To be honest, I've only been there once, just before all the catering industry closed again, but it was certainly worth repeating.”

  • By Milan

Café de Poort
“Ever since I started my bachelor's degree, Public Administration and Organizational Science and café De Poort have been inextricably linked. Between lectures I like to drink a cup of coffee with friends on the sun-drenched terrace on the Ledig Erf. At the end of a long day of lectures and tutorials, this is also the perfect place to have a drink or eat well.”

  • By Mik
Terrace Bar
When the sun is shining, you will see our students on the terraces everywhere. VIEW ALL

Beach Oog in Al (SOIA)
“Nice grass area to sit along the big canal that is perfect for sunny days ”

  • By Manouk + 1
Urban beach

Ohøj coffee roasting
“In this shop, you can various espresso based coffees and filter coffee. In addition, you can buy freshly roasted whole or grinded coffee beans.”

  • By Alptug + 1

Restaurant Rum Club
“Rumclub is known for its cocktails and their tapa like dishes, a bit pricey, however it is a very nice place to go once in a while”

  • By Kimberly + 1

Greek restaurant Taverna
“I always like to come here for dinner with friends to chat and enjoy the food and the Greek atmosphere.”

  • By Stephan

De Neude square
“In Square De Neude, you can always find a bar or a restaurant and it is such a nice place to hang out.”

  • By Kimberly + 4
Many cafés
Pubs
Local pubs and hip bars, our students know the best places for a night out. VIEW ALL

Feestcafé De Vrienden
“In "De Vrienden" it is always busy, if you really want to dance well then you should not be here. But it's a good place to meet new people!”

  • By Berne + 1
Bar dancing

Canal Oudegracht
“I love coming here with my friends sometimes, just to sit by the canal and enjoy the view.”

  • By Natalia + 1

Bar Lebowski
“I think that Lebowski is one of the “must” places for students since it has a great atmosphere and organizes many events, e.g pub-quiz.”

  • By Berne + 2
Pubquiz

Chupitos
“When I go out, I can always be found in Chupitos with my friends first, many shots later we often decide to stay there all night and have a nice dance.”

  • By Berne

Pool cafe Hart van Utrecht
“Perfect place for a cozy/gezellige and active night out with friends”

  • By Manouk + 1

Cafe de Beuntjes
“They are making pretty nice craft beer by their own. I would highly recommend that! Also the location is close by the University Library City Centre and it is generally cosy place for hanging out!”

  • By Derin

Kafé België
“Can't choose from the large amount of beers on the menu? Be sure to ask for a recommendation from the staff behind the bar!”

  • By Mik

Café restaurant Winkel van Sinkel
“Cafe restaurant Winkel van Sinkel in the heart of Utrecht is both a nice place to go out for dinner with friends and to go out in the evening.”

  • By Vera + 1

Café Madame Jeanette
“I think that there is always a nice atmosphere here: the ideal place to have a chat with your fellow students in between courses.”

  • By Stephan
Veterinary

Anan Saigon Streetfood
“Anan offers delightful and tasty food, together with a friendly atmosphere to spend some quality time with friends.”

  • By Annaflavia

Karibu Café
“Karibu café is one of my favorite places for brunch in Utrecht. I would highly recommend the “eggs benny"”

  • By Kimberly + 1
Green Oasis

Mick O'Connells
“If you want to grab a few beers with your friends and/or watch some football, Mick O'Connells is the place to go!”

  • By Alptug + 1

Coffeebar Jazzmans Minneartbuilding
“The café is located in the Minnaert building and looks out over the botanical gardens. In spring, you can sit here in the sun on the terrace after or between your classes.”

  • By Naoual
Science

De Neude square
“I can relax here. I often meet up with friends for coffee. The central location of the square makes it a logical place to meet. There are always people around, so it always feels very "gezellig/cosy"!”

  • By Natasha + 4
Many cafés