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    Restaurant Etterbeek also opened in the evening!


    Serving tasty and affordable food in a sustainable way. That's what the VUB restaurants stand for!

    Warm meals in the VUB restaurants

    Lunch & Dinner

    Almost every day there is a choice between 6 different menus on Campus Etterbeek and 3 menus on Campus Jette. 

    What's for lunch/dinner in Etterbeek?

    Week menu

    What's for lunch in Jette?

    Week menu
    No evening service in Etterbeek from 5 July til 15 August!

    Cafeteria, breakfast and coffee break

    Breakfast, lunch and snacks

    In the cafetaria of the Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus (Etterbeek) you can get a sandwich, breakfast, coffee or juice from 7.30 AM to 3.45 PM. Down in the restaurant you can also find an Alberts Smoothie Machine, designed by VUB-alumni, where you can find delicious fruit smoothies!

    On 27 September, a brand new JACA COFFEE CORNER will be opening on Brussels Health Campus (Jette), next to the medical library in building A. You can head there in the morning and afternoon for hot drinks, smoothies, breakfast and snacks.

    Opening hours VUB restaurant campus Etterbeek

    Opening hours

    Monday to Friday
    7.30 AM - 3.45 PM

    4.00 PM
    Cafeteria snacks available in restaurant
    Opening hours

    Monday to Friday: Lunch
    11.30 AM - 1.45 PM

    Monday to Thursday: Dinner
    5.30 PM - 8.00 PM (not on Fridays)

    Opening hours VUB restaurant campus Jette

    Opening hours

    Monday to Friday
    11.00 AM - 2.00 PM (hot meals from 11.30 AM)
    Opening hours
    Coffee Corner

    Monday to Friday
    7.30 AM - 11.00 AM & 2.00 PM - 6.00 PM

    Closed during holidays

    Spring, summer and winter holidays. You can use your student card in the staff restaurant of the University Hospital (zone A, level +1)

    Prices & payment

    Prices warm meals

    • Students: €5.20 - €5.50
    • Visitors Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus: €11,00
    • Visitors Brussels Health campus: €11,00

    Payment facilities

    • Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus: Cash, Bancontact, Payconiq, Ticket Restaurant, Sodexo Card
    • Brussels Health campus: Cash & Bancontact

    Suggestion? More info?

    Contact us!

    Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus

    Brussels Health campus
    FDservicepunt@uzbrussel.be or +32 2 477 77 72


    Sustainability is one of the core values of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The restaurants at the university adopted this philosophy in food service.

    The restaurants want to play a leading role by:

    • offering healthy, ecological and affordable meals with less animal proteins;
    • taking part in fair & local trade of seasonal products;
    • instilling awareness in visitors;
    • lowering energy-use and working on waste-reduction.

    On a daily basis the restaurant serves about 4000 people, of which 1500 will have a warm meal. Since a large part of our ecological footprint is the consequence of our eating habits, measures concerning food sustainability are very necessary to lower the total footprint of our university. These measures include areas such as tracking products’ origins and waste-management.

    Find information about the measures taken for sustainability at the VUB restaurants


    DID YOU KNOW...?

    Here you can find some helpful information about the restaurants at the VUB!

    You can exchange the vegetables that belong to one menu for those from a different menu.

    You can choose a bowl of lettuce in stead of french fries or potatoes.

    If you have doubts about allergens in our preparations, you can contact our quality inspector.

    The sandwich breads are baked daily at the cafeteria. Even the packaged ones!

    Both Etterbeek and Jette offer catering services, ranging from coffee breaks to a full lunch menu.

    The Etterbeek restaurant can help promote your student society’s activities.


    In addition to the university restaurants, there are several other dining options available at the VUB.

    Brussels Humanities, Sciences and Engineering Campus


    Opinio is the café at the heart of the campus.

    You can go there for a wide range of sandwiches and snacks. In the summer, you will find a lot of people on the terrace with a cold beer or a delicious coffee.

    Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10 AM – 8:30 PM

    Location: Between building D and E

    'T Complex

    'T Complex is located in building L, above the entrance hall. You can either have a sandwich or more elaborated meals according to your preference. They also have daily suggestions.

    Opening hours: Mon - Fri from 11 AM to 11:30 PM (or earlier if not busy)

    [T] +32 2 629 28 91

    Bar Pilar

    In addition to a concert hall and exhibition space, the brand new Pilar culture tower also houses BAR PILAR. A place for musical discovery, a melting pot where everyone is welcome! They offer delicious lunch with plenty of vegan options from 11 AM till 3 PM every weekday and after that, their evening kitchen is available with an offer of scrumptious croque monsieurs, freshly made soup and small finger food/aperos, all day long!

    You can check the menu here!

    Opening hours: Mon - Fri from 11 AM to 11 PM

    Discover Pilar >>>

    Check Pilar's socials: Facebook & Instagram 


    The Link

    The Link is located on campus Jette, next to the student houses. They serve snacks, cold dishes and sandwiches.

    Open from Monday to Friday between 8 AM – 9 PM

    Cafetaria University Hospital

    The cafetaria is close to the hospital’s main entrance. Patients and visitors can purchase and enjoy drinks and snacks in this leisurly environment.

    Open from Monday to Friday between 8.30 AM - 7.30 PM and on weekends between 12.30 PM - 7.30 PM

    Catering services on the VUB

    Both on the Brussels Humanities, Sciences and Engineering Campus and on the Brussels Health Campus, you can appeal to the catering services if you are hosting an event.
    (NOTE: information only in Dutch).