Re-fuel or enjoy coffee with friends, there is something for everyone! The JKU not only quenches one's thirst for knowledge, the university offers many culinary choices.
In addition to an award-winning university cafeteria that provides JKU students and employees with 2,600 various menus daily, there are numerous cafés and restaurants on the campus. One of them is the JKU TeichWerk: A building anchored at the edge of the university pond. The TeichWerk is not only a bar and café, but also serves as an event venue for concerts, theater performances, festivals, etc.
Please note that hours are subject to change during lecture-free periods and on public holidays!
Sustainability on Campus
Mensa, Ch@t, and the Science Café offer organic meat and locally sourced ingredients.
The JKU Mensa serves up to 1,500 meals daily. This makes the Mensa the largest culinary establishment on campus. And they take their responsibility seriously: Meat served at the Mensa comes from organic farms and the majority of other ingredients and food products are locally sourced. Click here to learn more about why this is important, what are the reasons behind the change, and other important information about the Mensa. By the way, the Ch@t-Cafè and the Science-Cafè have also changed their menus. In this regard, the only thing left to say is: Bon Appétit!
Need just a quick bite? Not a problem! You can find just right size meal on campus!
University Cafeteria (Mensa)
One class is over and there isn't much time until the next class? Gotta grab something good and fast that won't break the bank?
This is where we come in - your Austrian cafeterias. There are over 60 locations located throughout Austria. Our chefs work hard every day and use the best ingredients to create a balanced selection of menus and dishes. So, at the end of the day, you've got money left in your wallet without having to compromise on quality.
NEW! Meat served at the Mensa is organic and other food products and ingredients are mostly locally-sourced.
The JKU Linz Cafeteria:
|Business Hours (Mon-Fri)||Semester Hours||Holiday Hours|
|Mensa||Monday - Thurs., 11.30 am - 1.30 pm, Fri: 11:00 am - 1.00 pm||11.15 am - 1.30 pm|
|Market||11.00 am - 1.30 pm, Fri: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm||11.00 am - 1.30 pm|
|Cafè||9.00 am - 2.00 pm, Fri: 9.00 am - 1.30 pm||9.00 am - 1.30 pm|
|Mensarei||11.30 am - 1.30 pm, Fri: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm||11.00 am - 1.30 pm|
By the way: Aside from lunchtime, the JKU Mensa is open to you any time as a study zone and place to meet up - and you don't even have to purchase anything!
Take a break during a busy day, have a quiet meal together with friends, or simply let yourself be spoilt à la carte: Lunch at the new "Mensarei" lets you choose from an extensive menu. Located toward the back of the cafeteria, you will find everything you need to enjoy a relaxing lunch break or a cheerful celebration. The Mensarei's pleasant atmosphere is also suitable for meetings and conferences. And, of course, all of the meat served is organic.
Patrons are spoilt for choice! Order one of many fine coffee specialties (from either Segafredo or Jacobs) specially prepared by barista-trained staff. How about some delicious cake or a pastry to go with that delightful cup of coffee? If you need to grab a quick bite, the Ch@t Café offers a large selection of various sandwiches made fresh daily. You can also order everything "to go" so you can get to class or work on time!
NEW! Meat served at the Ch@t-Cafè is also organic and all other food products and ingredients are mostly locally-sourced.
The university cafeteria has created a unique snack bar concept at the JKU's Science Park featuring a casual atmosphere with a touch of Mediterranean flair. Under the direction of Ms. Wilma Sanin (who has been specially trained in Mediterranean cuisine), the Science Café staff are trained baristas, spoiling you with a high-quality selection of Italian coffee specialties. Enjoy an Italian-style breakfast, a light lunch, or a snack between classes. By the way, everything is also available "To Go"! Made fresh daily and easy on the budget, the Science Café offers a great selection at a fair price. The Mensa looks forward to your visit!
NEW! Meat served at the Science Café is also organic and other food products and ingredients are mostly locally-sourced.
It's all about the sausage! The new "Obelisk" opened it's doors in September 2020. What is it, you ask? A new, contemporary sausage stand for a new generation - and it could also be considered more of a sociotope. Designed to be a culinary home for everyone from meat-eaters to vegetarians, it's a snack bar that offers more than just original architecture. After all, we eat with our eyes.
And since the early bird is known to catch the worm - as well as the Blunznbosna - "The Obelisk" opens at 7:00 AM. The menu features a variety of Austrian fare such as the Käsekrainer, Leberkäse and Bosna, as well as Hermann's meatless sausages, salads, and farm-fresh yogurt. Chef Jürgen Lonsing has also unveiled a special dish: a sandwich containing special ham and arugula lettuce. Or would rather have a Pusztalaibchen?
Click here for additional info.
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SPAR Digital Flagship Store
If you're hungry either before, between, or after class, the SPAR store on campus not only has an extensive selection of SPAR "Enjoy" products, cold cuts, sausages, meat, bread, but also offers cold drinks & smoothies, coffee-to-go as well as fresh fruits and vegetables - naturally locally sourced. When it comes to your budget, the SPAR "S" label is particularly student-friendly. You can also download the SPAR "Snack Away" app to create your own customized sandwich and pick it up at your convenience.
The "Institute for Culinary Delights" located in the middle of the university pond offers creative, healthy and sustainable cuisine as well as refreshing beverages in the unique atmosphere on the JKU Campus. You can celebrate a special occasion, rent the TeichWerk exclusively for an event, or just unwind. Top-quality gourmet coffee, home-made sodas, smoothies, and delicious specials await you every day! Join us and become a "Teichkind"!
Petit Café Sassi
Would you like to enjoy a good cup of coffee right in the middle of campus? Need a short break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Are you looking for a comfortable spot to meet with friends and fellow classmates? Then you want to head right over to the Petit Café Sassi!
Whether you want a quick bite or something heartier, we offer a variety of delicious menu items. Our coffee and tea specialties are downright inspirational and hit the spot! How about enjoying one of popular original Italian Caffé Lattes?
Although "petit" is French for "small", our service, atmosphere and quality are anything but!
LUI - Linz Uni Inn (Student Pub)
LUI is the Austrian Student Union's student pub - a place where you can chill, relax a little before exams, party after exams are over, or just leisurely spend some extra time. In addition to a welcoming atmosphere, you will also find a wide range of menu items and drinks at student-friendly prices.
Kick back and peruse through our well-stocked selection of daily newspapers and magazines - or play a game of pool or football!
Need a break and want to stretch your legs a bit? There are some nice places to eat at just off campus! Here are a few:
Catholic University Community Cafeteria (KHG Mensa)
Choose from two daily menus served at the KHG Mensa: soup, a main vegetarian or meat dish and - depending on the meal you order - with or without a salad. Are you starving? Or just want a bite? In addition to a normal-sized portion, you can order a small portion, if you prefer. You can switch out the soup, salad or bread accompaniments and buy something for dessert. In the summer we offer larger salads to enjoy as a main meal.
The Raab Cafeteria - Lounge.Restaurant.Bar at the International Student Center Julius Raab and Summer House Hotel has a whole new look. In addition to the variety of menu items served at the restaurant, you can enjoy coffee and other beverages in the lounge.