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    Serving tasty and affordable food in a sustainable way. That's what the VUB restaurants stand for. Almost every day there is a choice between 6 different menus on Brussels Humanities,  Sciences and Engineering Campus and 3 menus on the Brussels Health Campus.

    Cafeteria, breakfast and coffee break

    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.

    In the student restaurant of the Brussels Health Campus (Jette) there is a breakfast service with a special student breakfast for €3,75 from 8 AM to 1.45 PM. Sandwiches are available from 10 AM.

    What's for lunch in Etterbeek?

    Week menu

    What's for lunch in Jette?

    Week menu

    VUB restaurants Etterbeek and Jette

    Opening hours, prices and payment facilities.

    Brussels Humanities Sciences & Engineering Campus Brussels Health Campus
    Opening Hours
    11.30 AM - 1.45 PM (Monday-Friday)
    Opening Hours*
    11.45 AM - 1.45 PM (Monday-Friday)
    Students: €5.00 - €5.30
    Visitors: €10
    Students: €5.00 - €5.30
    Visitors: €15.50
    Payment Facilities
    Cash; Bancontact; Payconiq; Ticket Restaurant; Sodexo Card; Monizze
    Tip: You can withdraw money at the ING bank (at the Esplanade).
    Payment Facilities
    Cash & Bancontact
    Tip: You can withdraw money at the ING bank (in the University Hospital).

    * The student restaurant of the Brussels Health Campus is closed during holdays (spring, summer and winter holidays). During the weekends and holidays you can use your student card to access the staff restaurant in the University Hospital (zone A level +1).

    Opening hours sandwich bar University Hospital: on weekdays from 8 AM to 2.30 PM, closed during weekends.

    Opening hours restaurant University Hospital: on weekdays from 11.30 AM to 2 PM, weekends from 12 PM to 1.45 PM.

    Suggestion or more information?

    Do you have a suggestion or would you like some more information?


    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.

    Open from Monday to Friday between 10 AM to 9 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.

    Open from Monday to Friday between 10 AM - 1 AM

    [T] +32 2 629 28 91


    Until the spring of 2015, the legendary KultuurKaffee was the cultural heart of the VUB. As a part of the new Project XY, there will be a new music hall and gallery built at the same place in 2020.

    [W] http://www.kultuurkaffee.be/en/kaffee


    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

    Brussels Technology Campus

    Restaurant on campus Kaai

    Students of Erasmus University College Brussels (EhB) can use the restaurant on the campus Kaai in block D.

    Open from Monday to Friday between 11.45 AM to 1.45 PM

    You can find more information about the restaurant and the menus here (only in Dutch).


    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).