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University of Basel

Food Service

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The student cafeteria at the University of Basel daily offers a variety of meals.

Mensa and Cafeterias

The refectory (Mensa) of the University of Basel at Bernoullistrasse 16 is open all year round and serves various low-price lunches from 11:30 to 14:00 (bring your student ID). Other refectories can be found at the Department of Physics, the Biozentrum and on the Campus Swiss Railway Station. The refectories particularly focus on using sustainable produce and offering a wide selection of vegetarian food.

There are several cafeterias throughout the University of Basel. The best view offers the cafeteria on the top floor of the University Library. The cafeteria in the main building with its beautiful courtyard is a great spot to relax between lectures.


The “Reformiertes Pfarramt beider Basel an der Universität” offers a lunch menu at the university. During the semester, students cook for students every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Leonhardskirchplatz 11. The meal costs 7 Swiss francs and includes a salad, main course (always with a vegetarian option), dessert and coffee. You can sign up here.

Cantina e9

The restaurant Cantina e9 at Eulerstrasse 9 is open every lunchtime from 11:00 to 14:30. Each day, three menus are on offer (including soup, salad, a main course and dessert). Students can eat here from as little as CHF 9.50 and support a social project at the same time.

Ristorante Borromeo

Run by a cooperative, the restaurant Borromeo at Byfangweg 6 serves two menus each day (including a vegetarian option) from 11:00 to 14:00. Make sure to try the homemade pasta, and do not forget to bring your student ID. 

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