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Lunch Food&Drinks

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

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

Comptoir Libanais
“I wasn't sure what to expect, but the food here pleasantly surprised me!”

  • By Anouk

“Vegitalian is the perfect place to spend an evening with a group of friends surrounded by good food, everyone can find something on the menu that is tasty, and they have fantastic desserts”

  • By Anne Roos

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

Poke Perfect
“In addition to delicious bowls with sashimi, Poke Perfect also has vegetarian options, that's a big plus for me!”

  • By Dione

Coffee Company
“Coffeecompany offers a great lunch deal - smoothie/coffee and toasties only for 8,40 Euro! ”

  • By Wiktoria + 1

De Rechtbank
“I have been to De Rechtbank several times in the past year, both for dinner and drinks. I love it here every time had my way.”

  • By Dione

“Everything is just fine and the vibe is nice. Lunch, food, drinks, snacks, everything is nice. Ideal place to sit down between lectures”

  • By Maya
Live Music

Cafe Orloff
“I used to have dance lessons at the Dom as a girl, then I went to Orloff for a sandwich with my father. That's really kind of core memory for me. So now I still come here often! The sandwiches with croquettes, humus and tuna salad are recommended. And of course the toasties”

  • By Maya

“The cake here is very tasty, the red velvet is one of my favorites.”

  • By Anouk

“It is an atmospheric place, where it always smells delicious of freshly baked food. It feels like you are going to visit your mother or grandmother again, for some tea and something sweet.”

  • By Anne Roos

Koffie en Ik
“There is always a good and cozy atmosphere, the perfect spot that feels like a second living room.”

  • By Anne Roos

“Tip, instead of a normal pizza, go for the unique pizza breads.”

  • By Mik

Restaurant Se7en
“It is a unique concept, with delicious food and in a cozy restaurant.”

  • By Anne Roos

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

Shop Zuivelhoeve Utrecht
“Cheese fans will fall in love with this place for the variety of its options.”

  • By Studentlife Team
Typical Dutch

Shopping centre Hoog Catharijne
“Shopping mall Hoog Catharije is a meeting place for me and my friends, as we have the chance to do some shopping and then enjoy a coffee.”

  • By Berne + 2

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

  • By Kimberly + 1

Restaurant Vapiano
“Come and taste Vapiano’s Italian food! In spring you can also dine on their roof terrace”

  • By Studentlife Team + 1

Broodje Carlo
“Their sandwich bread is awesome!”

  • By Derin

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

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

Karibu Café
“Fun fact: Karibu Cafe is located in a former bank. Despite its official exterior of the building, you will fall in love with its cozy and green interior.”

  • By Studentlife Team + 1
Green Oasis

Coffeebar Jazzmans Minneartbuilding
“The cafe located in Minnaert building offers a beautiful view over the botanical gardens. In spring, it is great spot to rest in between your classes and enjoy the sun.”

  • By Studentlife Team

“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

Beach Oog in Al (SOIA)
“Soia Beach is the perfect urban escape. Enjoy sunny days while relaxing on the first city beach in Utrecht. ”

  • By Studentlife Team + 1
Urban beach

Foodtruck Broodje Ben
“No student can resist a sandwich from Broodje Ben. Due to their large selection and amazing quality, there are always long lines in front of their stand. But it’s worth the wait.”

  • By Studentlife Team + 2
Food truck

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 + 2
Many cafés

Coffeebar Anne & Max
“Also a good location if you are looking for a place to study!”

  • By Berne + 1