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studierendenWERK BERLIN’s student cafeterias and canteens have plenty of variety to offer you! Visitors can expect options above and beyond healthy, cheap, plentiful food! 



Dining Facilities sorted by

Municipal District


Mensa ASH Berlin Hellersdorf
Alice-Salomon-Platz 5
12627 Berlin
Mensa Beuth Hochschule für Technik Kurfürstenstraße
Kurfürstenstraße 141
10785 Berlin
Mensa Beuth Hochschule für Technik Luxemburger Straße
Luxemburger Straße 9
13353 Berlin
Coffeebar Beuth Hochschule
Luxemburger Straße 9
13353 Berlin
Coffeebar Beuth Hochschule Haus Grashof
Luxemburger Straße 10
13353 Berlin
Mensa Charité Zahnklinik
Aßmannshauser Str. 2-6
14197 Berlin
Mensa HU Süd
Unter den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Mensa HU Nord
Hannoversche Straße 7
10115 Berlin
Mensa HU Süd
Unter den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Cafeteria TU Ackerstraße
Ackerstraße 71 - 76
13355 Berlin
Mensa EHB Teltower Damm
Teltower Damm 118 - 122
14167 Berlin
Coffeebar EHB Teltower Damm
Teltower Damm 118 - 122
14167 Berlin
Mensa FU Herrenhaus Düppel
Oertzenweg 19b
14163 Berlin
Mensa FU II Otto-von-Simson-Straße
Otto-von-Simson-Straße 26
14195 Berlin
Mensa FU Lankwitz Malteserstraße
Malteser Straße 74
12249 Berlin
Mensa Veggie N° 1 - Die grüne Mensa
Van't-Hoff-Str. 6
14195 Berlin
Cafeteria FU Ihnestraße
Ihnestraße 21
14195 Berlin
Cafeteria FU Koserstraße
Koserstraße 20
14195 Berlin
Cafeteria FU Pharmazie
Königin-Luise-Str. 2
14195 Berlin
Cafeteria FU Rechtswissenschaft
Van't-Hoff-Str. 8
14195 Berlin
Cafeteria FU Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Garystraße 21
14195 Berlin
Coffeebar Mensa FU II
Otto-von-Simson-Straße 26
14195 Berlin
Coffeebar Mensa Lankwitz
Malteser Straße 74
12249 Berlin
Mensa HfM Charlottenstraße
Charlottenstraße 55
10117 Berlin
Coffeebar HfM „Neuer Marstall“
Schlossplatz 7
10718 Berlin
Coffeebar HfM Charlottenstraße
Charlottenstraße 55
10117 Berlin
Mensa HfS Schnellerstraße
Schnellerstraße 104
12439 Berlin
Mensa HTW Treskowallee
Treskowallee 8
10318 Berlin
Mensa HTW Wilhelminenhof
Wilhelminenhofstraße 75 A
12459 Berlin
Cafeteria HTW Treskowallee
Treskowallee 8
10318 Berlin
Coffeebar HTW Wilhelminenhof
Wilhelminenhofstraße 75 A
12459 Berlin
Mensa HWR Badensche Straße
Badensche Str. 51
10825 Berlin
Coffeebar HWR Alt-Friedrichsfelde
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin
Coffeebar HWR Badensche Straße
Badensche Str. 52
10825 Berlin
Mensa HU Nord
Hannoversche Straße 7
10115 Berlin
Mensa HU Oase Adlershof
Rudower Chaussee 25
12489 Berlin
Mensa HU Süd
Unter den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Mensa HU Spandauer Straße
Spandauer Straße 1
10178 Berlin
Cafeteria HU „Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm Zentrum“
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 1
10117 Berlin
Coffeebar HfM „Neuer Marstall“
Schlossplatz 7
10718 Berlin
Coffeebar HU „c.t.“
Unter den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Coffeebar HU Mensa Nord
Hannoversche Straße 7
10115 Berlin
Coffeebar HU Oase Adlershof
Rudower Chaussee 25
12489 Berlin
Mensa Katholische HS für Sozialwesen
Köpenicker Allee 39 - 57
10318 Berlin
Mensa KHS Weißensee
Bühringstraße 20
13086 Berlin
Mensa TU Hardenbergstraße
Hardenbergstraße 34
10623 Berlin
Cafeteria TU Ackerstraße
Ackerstraße 71 - 76
13355 Berlin
Cafeteria TU Architektur
Straße des 17. Juni 152
10623 Berlin
Cafeteria TU „Skyline“
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
10587 Berlin
Cafeteria TU Hardenbergstraße
Hardenbergstraße 34
10623 Berlin
Cafeteria TU Hauptgebäude „Wetterleuchten“
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Cafeteria TU Marchstraße
Marchstraße 23
10587 Berlin
Coffeebar TU Hardenbergstraße
Hardenbergstraße 34
10623 Berlin
Mensa TU Hardenbergstraße
Hardenbergstraße 34
10623 Berlin
Cafeteria TU Hardenbergstraße
Hardenbergstraße 34
10623 Berlin
Cafeteria TU Hauptgebäude „Wetterleuchten“
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Cafeteria UdK „Jazz-Cafe“
Einsteinufer 43 - 53
10587 Berlin
Cafeteria UdK Lietzenburger Straße
Lietzenburger Straße 45
10789 Berlin
Coffeebar TU Hardenbergstraße
Hardenbergstraße 34
10623 Berlin
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Vegetarian & vegan options

We are offering one to two vegetarian main dishes and many vegetarian side dishes in all its major cafeterias every day. ‘Klimaessen’ (‘climate-friendly’ dishes made using only vegan ingredients) have been available since 2012.


Sustainability is an integral part of the internal management process at studierendenWERK BERLIN. Other departments are gradually being included.
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You can pay without using cash in all of our cafeterias and canteens by using the MensaCard.




Frequently asked questions to our meal service

Of course, our cafeterias and canteens aren’t just places for eating and drinking – people come here to meet up between classes and converse with other students.

You can also study here, but please be considerate to guests who are here to eat.

The “food traffic lights” evaluate and identify dishes using the standard colour-coding of a traffic light. We’re all familiar with the meaning of the different colours of a stoplight from everyday life. Here, the colours – as recommended by the German Nutrition Society (DGE) – represent the overall medical/nutritional value of the dishes. However, this does not denote an evaluation of their environmental footprint.

The system is easy to apply. Each dish is marked with a stoplight colour. The more ‘green’ dishes you choose, the better the composition of your meal. But if you’d like to use the full-fledged system for your eating habits, you don’t have to stick to only ‘green’ dishes. You can still achieve the full benefit from eating ‘red’ or ‘yellow’ dishes (occasionally for the former, more regularly for the latter – e.g. 10% red, 30% yellow).

This decision-making aid was developed in collaboration with Dr Peinelt of Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.

GREEN = Best choice! The more often, the better!

YELLOW = A good choice! Every now and then.

RED = Not too often! Best combined with green.

Children’s meals: We provide free cafeteria meals for students’ children aged six and under.

Please note:

  • The parents (father and/or mother) must be students who are also eating lunch in the cafeteria.
  • Please use the Kids-MensaCard to receive the free children’s meal. You can get this card at the checkout in the major cafeterias.

  • The subsidised cafeteria meal (can be recognised by the three price categories) will only be provided for free if the parent is eating a main course themselves. The child may choose a different main course than their mother or father, of course.
  • Mensa TU, Mensa HWR, Beuth Mensa, Mensa FU II, Mensa Lankwitz and Veggie Nº 1, Mensa Adlershof, Mensa Süd and Nord at HU, the HTW Mensen at Treskowallee and Wilhelminenhof, the Mensa of the Evangelische Hochschule and the Mensa of the Alice Salomon Hochschule in Hellersdorf all offer children’s meals.

If your MensaCard does not work, you can contact the cashiers in the major cafeterias at any time.

If you lose your MensaCard, we can block your card and give you the remaining value in cash if you tell us the card number. That’s why it’s so important to note the number when you receive the card and keep it in a safe place.

Important to note:

To use the Autoload process, you first need to register at one of the cafeteria cashiers. This involves signing a written contract (“Participation in direct debiting procedure” or “Direct debit authorisation”) between yourself and Studierendenwerk Berlin. To do this, we need your debit (EC) card to confirm your account details, your MensaCard and a photo ID with an address in order to identify and contact you in case debit notes are not paid. The MensaCard does not store either personal information or a profile of use. The MensaCard is only linked to the bank and account details provided in the direct debit authorisation to add money to the MensaCard. The process takes place in accordance with the data-privacy regulations of the Berlin Data Protection Act.

Cashless payment with the MensaCard

You can set a lower limit on your MensaCard, meaning that when the amount of money on the card falls below this value, the cashier will ask you if you want to reload the card. Your bank account will then be charged in the amount. It may take several days for the sum to be booked from your account. If you would like, you can get a receipt for this transaction. When registering, you can set the value of the standard reload amount yourself. To avoid abuse of the system, only one automatic reload may take place per day.

You can cancel the direct debit authorisation at any time by returning the MensaCard to a cashier; the remaining funds will be transferred to your bank account. You will then naturally receive a new MensaCard without Autoload, which you can reload at the reloading machines in the cafeterias and universities as usual.

You can pay without using cash in all of our cafeterias and canteens by using the MensaCard. This makes it easier for both you and us to avoid rummaging around for coins or exact change, shortens the lines at the cashiers and enables you to get on with enjoying your meal quicker. In dining facilities which have installed reloading machines for MensaCards, payments can only be made by MensaCard.

The MensaCard can be reloaded at the machines or by using direct debit (“Autoload”).

Protecting the environment, sustainable business practices, responsible use of natural resources and healthy eating – these are ideals which the Studierendenwerk Berlin feels obligated to fulfil.

Mensa TU, Mensa HU Nord, Mensa FU II, Mensa Beuth HS, Mensa HTW Treskowallee, Mensa HTW Wilhelminenhof and the student accommodations and administrative building on Hardenbergstrasse have been successfully certified by EMAS, the environmental management system of the European Union.

All other cafeterias and canteens operate in accordance with EMAS’ environmental standards.

studierendenWERK BERLIN's dining establishments have sustainable practices, seen in these purposeful decisions and options:


Certified Organic Food

We have 12 mensas, each of which offers organic food every day. The products used for this food come exclusively from ecologically friendly farms. And in addition, we use organic eggs in all our facilities.

Ecologically produced products are more expensive than conventionally produced ones, because avoiding the use of chemical pest control results in more effort being needed to get rid of weeds. It also means lower yields because of the lack of mineral fertilisers.

That's why organic food is also slightly more expensive than conventional mensa food.

Compliance with organic standards is reviewed and certified every year by the ecological inspection body DE-ÖKO-070.

The use of eggs from caged hens has a high environmental impact. That’s why all our mensas and cafeterias only use organic eggs. These free-range eggs are produced by hens who are fed with produce of ecological origin, and the use of drugs on the animals is banned. For all this, the mensas and cafeterias have been awarded the Golden Egg animal protection prize by the Albert Schweitzer Foundation.

Cooking with Sunflower Oil which Contains No Palm Oil

In November 2015, we stopped using palm oil for frying in any mensa or cafeteria of the studierendenWERK BERLIN. It has been replaced by 100%-pure sunflower oil. This is another step towards protecting both the environment and health.

studierendenWERK BERLIN has had EMAS certification since 2015 and is committed to the sustainable use of resources. The elimination of palm oil in frying fat is another important step towards dealing more carefully with the environment.

There’s another advantage of this changeover – the health benefits. In conventional use of palm oil for food, trans-fatty acids are often produced as a result of combining other fats and oils. These are hardened fats made from unsaturated fatty acids and have been shown to have a harmful effect on health.

Native vegetable oils with predominantly simple and polyunsaturated fatty acids are much better for health.

Coffee Grounds as Natural Fertiliser

Approximately 40,000kg of coffee grounds are collected each year at studierendenWERK BERLIN. An enormous quantity, and one which so far has been disposed of together with other food waste. However, coffee grounds are much too valuable to just throw away!

We are now offering to all interested parties coffee grounds as fertiliser – at no cost. This coffee fertiliser contains nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and other important plant nutrients, just like commercially available mineral fertilisers. Fertilising with coffee grounds brings with it other advantages for the garden. For instance, it repels ants and snails – by entirely natural means, too.

If you are interested, you can pick up this valuable coffee-ground fertiliser during the regular opening hours of the mensa or cafeteria. It is not necessary to bring your own vessel, because we provide 5 or 10-litre buckets for transport – likewise free of charge. If this amount is too much, you can simply take away a partially filled bucket or bring your own container.

Simply visit one of the facilities close to you – the choice is yours.

Due to the strong demand in some facilities, we cannot accept telephone inquiries or pre-orders. We thank you for your understanding. Email enquiries are welcome: mensen@stw.berlin

Climate-Friendly Vegan Food

Vegan food causes far fewer greenhouse gases than animal products.

Compared to conventional ground pork or beef, the greenhouse gases caused by a conventional vegan alternative made from soy produced in Europe are around 90% lower, according to the Vegetarian Association of Germany. Likewise, for the production of one kilogram of soy-based meat substitute, a mere eighth of the land area is required in comparison to that needed for a comparable amount of beef.

Our climate-friendly vegan food is indicated on the menu with a small climate tree.

Our climate-friendly meals never use products which lead to a high ecological footprint during cultivation and production. For instance, we do not use rice, pre-cooked mashed potato, french fries or pre-cooked products such as broccoli corners or sesame slices. Furthermore, no frozen products, dry products or preserves are used. Grain products such as spelt, buckwheat, bulgur, millet and amaranth and other protein-containing foods such as nuts, vegetables and vegetable oils are essential components of the climate-friendly meals.

Between their introduction in April 2011 and September 2016, 2.3 million climate-friendly meals were sold, with ever greater frequency.
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Regional Products

The mensas and cafeterias of studierendenWERK BERLIN are working to increase the share of regional products they use.

A central purchasing department is responsible for choosing and liaising with the suppliers of our foodstuffs. Care is taken to give preference to regional food. Since, however, we need large quantities for many foodstuffs, regional suppliers are often not in a position to guarantee such quantities at reasonable prices and delivery conditions. We get organic dairy and meat products directly from the Dahme-Spreewald area and from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 70% of the fresh vegetables and fruit we offer come from Germany.

For the environmental checks required for EMAS certification, data has been gathered on the CO2 balance for the food and drinks used within the studierendenWERK BERLIN mensas and cafeterias.

TransFair Products

Enjoy espresso, cappuccino or classic filter coffee with a good conscience. Since 2010, many studierendenWERK BERLIN coffee bars have only been selling coffee that has been prepared with quality organic fair-trade coffee beans.

The Fairtrade sign signifies a fixed minimum price and a fair-trade bonus which farmer cooperatives receive for their products by working with Fairtrade.

The working and living conditions of small-scale farming families in the producing countries are sustainably improved. Within the fair trade system, Fairtrade International is responsible for the development of fair trade standards and for supporting producer groups. In the coffee sector, small-scale structures are specifically promoted by Fairtrade, thus giving them new market opportunities and stable, predictable income.

Fair trade means that all organisations and companies involved in the Fairtrade chain must comply with international Fairtrade standards. These are inspected locally by the certification organisation FLO-CERT. Clear minimum requirements ensure that the production process and trading are carried out according to fair trade rules. This includes the improvement of living and working conditions, the payment of stable minimum prices and the fair trade premium for communal projects, the prohibition of discrimination, the promotion of small farm structures, the prohibition of illegal child labour and forced labour, environmentally friendly production methods, e.g. by prohibiting genetic engineering and promoting organic cultivation, long-term trade relationships, and better insights on the part of farmers into events on the world market.

MSC – Marine Fish

Since June 2011, the marine fish offered by the studierendenWERK has been MSC-certified.

The fisheries with MSC certification ensure that there will be sufficient fish in the future. It is ensured that the age, genetic structure and the gender distribution of the stocks are maintained. In addition, the impacts of fishing on the ecosystem are minimised and consideration is given to other species of fish, sea mammals and water birds.

“Coffee to Stay”

From Take-Out to Have-In

The to-go trend has also in recent years become a fixed part of the mensas and cafeterias of studierendenWERK BERLIN. The mensas and cafeterias invite you to linger in their cosy guest areas. Nevertheless, the to-go cardboard cup is preferred by many guests. Every year, more than 3 million hot drinks are sold across the whole studierendenWERK. Up until 2014, more than 2.5 million paper cups were being used. Added to this are around 1 million lids. Even if the paper cups are made from recycled materials, an enormous amount of paper cups still ends up in the wastebins.

The aim of the Coffee to Stay campaign is to significantly reduce consumption of disposable coffee cups.
At the Studierendenwerk, customers who use their own cup or the CampusCup for their hot drinks have been receiving a discount of 5 cents on their drinks since 30 March 2015. Each to-go cardboard cup also costs 10 cents in addition to the regular price of the drink. In order to sustainably reduce the flood of paper cups even further, we are now increasing the discount and surcharge to a flat 20 cents as of 18 April 2017. In line with the March 2017 decision of the Berlin House of Representatives on discounts for reusable take-away cups, studierendenWERK BERLIN is now taking a next step towards helping the environment. Since the introduction of the surcharge on paper cups, use in our facilities has fallen by 3 per cent. We want to force conscious action on the environment and hope that increasing the surcharge on single-use cups will have an impact on reducing their usage.

Porcelain not Paper – For the Good of the Environment!
An important bit of advice which helps us all out: many of our patrons take tableware with them around the campus. Please make the effort to return plates, dishes and glasses and so forth! This saves us the cost of buying replacements and saves our employees’ time.

Thanks in advance.


Natural Sea Salt and Additives Subject to Labelling Requirements

We only use natural sea salt.

Natural means not bleached, refined, cooked, leached, or cleaned, and without chemical preservatives or additives. The salt is produced in remote, less polluting coastal areas in salt gardens. Sun and wind evaporate the water, leaving the sea salt behind. All important minerals and trace elements are retained. Laboratory checks are performed constantly to check the salt for toxins. Washing is unnecessary.

• Sodium chloride 95.2%
• Magnesium 0.37%
• Calcium 0.19%
• Potassium 0.20%
• Iron 11.1 mg kg
• Iodine 630 ppb (μg/kg)
• Manganese 1.6 ppm (mg/kg)
• Selenium 4.8 ppm

Only a few salines are able to meet the high quality requirements for the production of this fully natural and untreated salt.

In the mensas and cafeterias, you will find all the labels and additives on the display screens in the serving areas and on the menus. On the internet, the meals are listed for each facility one week in advance. It is possible to display and print an individual menu which excludes foods with additives which are of concern to you. In the mensas and cafeterias, you can always ask the serving staff and the mensa managers about the food contained in a dish.

All the chefs at studierendenWERK BERLIN work according to fixed recipes. This means that the same form of labelling can be used in all mensas and cafeterias.

Nevertheless, unforeseeable cross-contamination can occur while working. studierendenWERK BERLIN recommends that you take extra care if you have a very pronounced allergy.

studierendenWERK BERLIN strives to ensure that most of the products it buys are not ones which need allergy labels. We do not offer genetically modified foods or foods which contain MSG. We are able to increase the quality and the standards of the food by constantly taste-tasting new products.

Cleaning Products

In the kitchens, the food services use exclusively degradable detergents that do not contain chlorine or phosphates. In the Veggie N°1 mensa, only organic cleaning products are used. studierendenWERK Berlin thus makes a big contribution to environmental protection. The available dosing techniques are constantly checked to ensure the lowest possible consumption of resources. Later this year, the detergents for crockery and kitchens will be replaced with eco-certified cleaners.

Food Waste

In the mensas and cafeterias, care is taken to keep food waste as low as possible.

Several years ago, the catering operations abolished their own central warehouses and switched to direct delivery. This means that every facility can make short-term and multiple orders during the week. No backlog of stock arises and thus no goods are spoiled as a result of being retained for too long.

The cooling technology in the facilities is state of the art. The large refrigerators have an alarm system. In the event of an event like cold store failure, the mensa management can react immediately with an emergency repair or by switching the goods to other available cooling facilities.

The largest portion of our food is subject to just-in-time production. It is always produced depending on how much has just been sold.

For components such as stews or goulash that require longer preparation, the quantity is planned so that these components are sold completely on the day they are produced. Since the guest structure in the canteens is relatively constant, the mensa managers can fairly accurately estimate the quantities on the basis of their experiences and the way the menu has been put together. The portion sizes for meat and casseroles are calculated according to need. Because guests serve themselves, they can take exactly the amounts they require. This means that hardly any food waste is left on the plate.

Cooked foods which remain in the kitchen area and have not been completely sold are offered as additional options on the next day or otherwise reused.

A high degree of freshness, variety in the menu, quality of the food, appearance and taste also play significant roles in making sure the food is eaten up entirely.

Most of the items that are still available after 2.30pm are disposed of in the correct fashion. This is something which we are legally obliged to do. The ever-decreasing amount of food waste is collected and sent to a biogas plant, which then uses it to generate electricity.

Green Electricity

studierendenWERK BERLIN obtains all its electricity from 100% renewable sources. In addition, the following projects are in place to continually lower electricity consumption.

The windmill at studierendenWERK BERLIN is located on the roof of the TU Hardenbergstraße mensa and can be seen from the campus courtyard. It is a Braun Antaris-type small wind turbine with a maximum generation capacity of 4.5kWp. The electrical energy it generates is used completely via a heating cartridge in the buffer storage for hot water production in the Mensa TU Hardenbergstraße.

Solarworld Photovoltaics Facility
The system is also installed on the roof of the Mensa TU and has a maximum output of 6.0kWp. The generated electrical energy is fed into the cafeteria network.

Dimplex Solar Thermal System
This has a maximum output of 30.64 W/m² K. The heat energy it generates is also fed into the Mensa TU network via a buffer store for the generation of hot water.
The wind turbine, photovoltaics plant and solar thermal system are tangible environmental measures being put in place as part of the implementation of the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) at studierendenWERK BERLIN.

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Three prices apply at the canteens of the studierendenWERK:

Price 1:
Lowest price for students of Berlin universities, for which the studierendenWERK BERLIN is responsible.
The subsidised price of the canteen meals for students only applies to enrolled students at Berlin universities, for which the studierendenWERK BERLIN is responsible. Furthermore, this price also applies to students which fall under the responsibility of the Studentenwerk (Student Services) Potsdam (Potsdam University, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Film University Babelsberg as well as the Wildau and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences).
Unfortunately, it is not possible to offer subsidised meals to students from universities in other federal states.

Price 2:
Medium price for students of Berlin universities, for which the studierendenWERK BERLIN is responsible.

Price 3:
The highest price applies to guests of Berlin universities and universities of applied sciences.

Liste der Hochschulen im Zuständigkeitsbereich des Studentenwerks Potsdam (299.93 KB)

In its cafeterias, the studierendenWERK BERLIN offers guests a varied and diverse range of meals daily at the different university sites in Berlin!

What we offer in the cafeterias:

  • an extensive range of bread rolls and cakes,
  • two to three lunches,
  • warm snacks,
  • salad and desserts,
  • tea and coffee specialities
  • and a wide range of cold drinks.

The offerings can vary in each establishment depending on the size of the cafeteria.

When selecting our products, we pay great attention on high quality produce and careful preparation. We also ensure that our offers contain all vital vitamins and minerals and that these are preserved throughout the preparation process. We always take into account the latest nutritional-physiological findings.

In the canteens, cafeterias and coffee bars, the studierendenWERK BERLIN offers guests a varied and diverse range of products daily at the different university sites in Berlin!

What we offer in the canteens:

  • two starters,
  • a varied salad buffet,
  • one organic meal,
  • one vegan meal,
  • one to two vegetarian meals,
  • two meant or fish dishes,
  • one to two campaign meals,
  • some canteens offer a pasta station,
  • a cake and dessert selection
  • an extensive range of hot and cold beverages.

The first vegetarian canteen "Veggie N°1" offers guests a wide range of vegetarian means with a high content of organic produce.

The products offered in the canteens varies depending on the size of the establishment.

When selecting our products, we pay great attention on high quality produce and careful preparation. We also ensure that our offers contain all vital vitamins and minerals and that these are preserved throughout the preparation process. We always take into account the latest nutritional-physiological findings.

In most canteens you can put together your own meals and choose from the various components. Only in the smaller canteens we have to serve fixed or partial menus, due to a lack of space.

What we offer in the coffee bars:

  • premium tea and coffee specialities, some fair trade and organic quality,
  • a diverse range of cake
  • and a wide range of cold drinks.

When selecting our products, we pay great attention on high quality produce and careful preparation. We also ensure that our offers contain all vital vitamins and minerals and that these are preserved throughout the preparation process. We always take into account the latest nutritional-physiological findings.


The additives are marked in the studierendenWERK BERLIN. The following markings apply:

  •  3 - contains alcohol
  •  4 - flavour enhancer
  •  5 - waxed
  •  6 - contains preservative
  •  7 - contains antioxidant
  •  8 - contains artificial colours
  •  9 - contains phosphate
  • 10 - blackened
  • 12 - contains a source of phenylalanine
  • 13 - contains artificial sweeteners
  • 19 - sulphuretted
  • 20 - laxative effect


The other addiitives are marked in the studierendenWERK BERLIN. The following markings apply:

  •  2 - contains pork or gelatine derived from pork
  • 14 - contains finely ground meat
  • 16 - contains caffeine
  • 17 - contains quinine
  • 35 - nitrite curing salt
  • 36 - contains yeast


The allergene sare marked in the studierendenWERK BERLIN. The following markings apply:

  • 21 - contains gluten from grain:
    21a - wheat
    21b - rye
    21c - barley
    21d - oat
    21e - spelt
    21f - kamut
  • 22 - crustaceans
  • 23 - contains eggs
  • 24 - fish
  • 25 - peanuts
  • 26 - shell fruits:
    26a - almonds
    26b - hazelnut
    26c - walnut
    26d - cashew nut
    26e - pecans
    26f - Brazil nut
    26g - pistachio
    26h - macadamia
  • 27 - contains celery
  • 28 - contains soy protein)
  • 29 - mustarde
  • 30 - milk and dairy products, including lactose
  • 31 - sesame seed
  • 32 - sulphur oxide & sulfide at concentration of > 10mg/kg or 10mg/l
  • 33 - lupine
  • 34 - molluscs



13.12.2014: In accordance with the EU Regulation 1169/2011 (LMIV), the studierendenWERK BERLIN labels food and ingredients with allergic and intolerance-inducing effect.

You can give back your MensaCard at every checkout of our cafeterias and canteens. You will immediately receive the remaining credit and card deposit – if it is a deposit card.


Our Certificates

Our Certificates

Organic Seal

Since 2003, the studierendenWERK BERLIN has its organic meals certified every year and may carry the Organic Seal according to EU Regulations.

The organic meals are exclusively prepared using organic produce. Great importance is placed on the strict separation of organic and conventional foodstuffs in goods receiving, storage, production and distribution of the meals.


Since 2011, the studierendenWERK BERLIN exclusively offers seafood in its canteens and cafeterias which is certified with the Marine Stewardship Council Certificate (MSC).

This certificate stands for sustainable fish stocks, the avoidance of overfishing, the minimisation of effects on the ecosystem and for effective fishing management.

Fair Trade

Enjoy espresso, cappuccino or classic filter coffee with a good conscience. Since 2010, many coffee bars in the studierendenWERK BERLIN exclusively offer coffee specialties prepared with fair-trade coffee in organic quality.

The Fair Trade Seal stands for a fixed minimum price as well as fair trade premium which farmer cooperatives receive for their products through fairtrade.

Fair Trade Seal

Since 2008, the Mensa TU receives the Certificate of the Niederrhein University for meals catered in the children's day care centres in the studierendenWERK BERLIN.

The certification is renewed every three years. For this certificate, all production processes from goods receiving, production, storage and distribution are inspected. Special attention is paid to the quality and hygiene and the child-friendly meal plan.


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