Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Sandra Neumann
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak

Since June 1, we are open for our Click&Collect operation,
accompanied by a bakery store offer to go without pre-ordering.

Available canteens:
HardenbergstraßeMensa FU II and Mensa HU Oase Adlershof.

An overview of all further locations where you can recharge your MensaCard can be found here.

Our food trucks bring our food to selected residence halls.
You can also top up your MensaCard there.

Mensa on pre-order

The menu of the pick-up system is currently only available in German. So we kindly ask for your patience. You'll find the online form further below.

  • Advance booking is only possible until 12 noon of the previous day. We need this advance notice to be able to prepare everything. We really only precook as many portions as have been ordered. This way we avoid waste and act economically.
  • With the pre-order we record the guest data in advance. This saves you having to enter your data on site and allows for a faster process on site.
  • Meals are served pre-packaged. Because we split the cafeteria teams into weekly shifts (so that operations can continue if a shift has to be quarantined), full cafeteria operation is not yet possible. There are not enough people on site to operate the sculleries. There is an extra charge for packaging.
  • Once you have collected the food, you should not wait too long for consumption. Warm food is intended for immediate consumption, cold food can be kept in the fridge for a maximum of 48 hours (note best before date).
  • The trays can be warmed with the foil for 3-4 minutes in the microwave at 800 W or about 5-7 minutes in the oven at 110°C.

  • If you fail to collect your pre-ordered meal 3 times in a row, a 4-week suspension will follow. 

Also important to know:

  • The containers largely consist of sustainable raw materials (sugar cane, for example) and are therefore compostable. Due to the coronavirus hygiene regulations, we are currently unable to fill containers that you have brought with you.

Extra for the containers:





Main course

0,00 €

0,15 €

0,25 €

Salad and dessert

0,00 €

0,25 €

0,35 €


0,20 €

0,35 €

0,45 €


Hardenbergstraße 34
10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg - Wilmersdorf district)
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08:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Warm dishes: 11 am to 2:30 pm
U2 (Ernst-Reuter-Platz) oder 
S3, S5, S7, S9 
(Zoologischer Garten)
Bus M45, 245 (Steinplatz)


Mensa Veggie 2.0

Located between the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Ernst-Reuter-Platz, we offer our guests a place to take a breath and escape the hectic rush of the workday – all with big-city flair!

Veggie 2.0 is a pure vegan canteen which you can find on the ground floor of our main building in Hardenbergstraße. Choose from our fresh, warm daily specials, antipasti, cakes and desserts, salads and much more! You can combine everything however you’d like as everything is made completely without animal products. When the sun shines, our newly renovated terrace invites you to take a seat and unwind for a moment.

We look forward to your visit!
The team of Veggie 2.0

Foodtrucks - Mensa On Tour

Foodtrucks - Mensa On Tour

The Mensa comes to you.
We are currently driving to various studierendenWERK halls of residence.
Of course, you can also top up your MensaCard at our Foodtrucks.

Guide through the menu icons
Studierendenwerk Berlin

A guide through our menu icons

The different icons help you orienting when it comes to the menu in our canteens. You can also receive the daily menu by downloading our app.
Photo: hochzeitsfotograf/


Sustainability is an integral part of the internal management process at studierendenWERK BERLIN. Other departments are gradually being included.
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The MensaCard is the payment method in all of our facilities.
studierendenWERK for universities
Foto: Sandra Neumann

studierendenWERK BERLIN for universities

An overview of the most frequent questions asked by universities.
Menu App

Menu App

Our menu is also available as an app!

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Frequently asked questions to our meal service

You can pay without cash in all of our canteens and coffee bars 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 enjoy your meal quicker. From 2019, you can only pay with the MensaCard in all our our canteens and coffee bars.

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

Where can I get my MensaCard?

At every cash desk in the canteens and coffeebars of studierendenWERK BERLIN you will receive your MensaCard for a deposit of €1.55 Please show your student ID or  a confirmation from the university that you are an employee.


Do you have questions about the MensaCard? Feel free to write us an e-mail to

The procedure called 'autoload' corresponds to the direct debit procedure which is widely used also ouside higher education.

Further information can be found here.

Do you have any questions about the MensaCard? Please send us an e-mail to .

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

If you lose your MensaCard, we can block your card and give you the remaining value in cash if you give 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.

Did you lose your MensaCard or do you have further questions about it? Feel free to write us an email to

CampusCard does not equal MensaCard

The CampusCard with an inbuilt MensaCard has already been introduced at some universities. The numbers are not identical! Therefore, please note the extra number that is on the back of your Campus Card. We can only refund your balance and deposit with this number!  You can find more infos about the CampusCard here:

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

Please note:

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

  • The free children’s meal will only be provided if the parent is eating a main course themselves.  When both meals have different prices, the cheaper one is for free.
  • All canteens offer children’s meals.

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 traffic light. Here, the colours – as recommended by the German Nutrition Society (DGE) – represent the overall medical/nutritional value of the respective dishes. However, the color coding 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.

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

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

Three prices apply at the canteens and coffee bars of the studierendenWERK:

Price 1:
The lowest price category is for students of public and private Berlin universities, which cooperate with the studierendenWERK.

This price category 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 Universities of Applied Sciences). Unfortunately, it is not possible for the studierendenWERK BERLIN to offer subsidised prices to students from universities in other federal states of Germany.

Price 2:
Medium price for the staff members of Berlin universities, which cooperate with the studierendenWERK. This price can only be offered when an employee identity card or a confirmation of the respective university is presented.

Price 3:
This price applies to guests of Berlin universities and universities of Applied Science

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

The studierendenWERK BERLIN provides a wide range of changing meals every day, at various universities.

Our meal plan:

  • two starters
  • colourful salad buffet
  • a climate dish (vegan)
  • one to two vegetarian dishes
  • one to two special offers
  • a pasta counter in some canteens
  • a range of cakes and desserts
  • a wide range of hot and cold beverages

In our first vegetarian canteen “Veggie N°1”, we offer diverse vegetarian dishes to our guests, with a high percentage of sustainable products.

Our offers vary according to the respective capacities of the canteens.

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

In most canteens, you can put together your meal as you wish and chose from different components. In smaller facilities, we have to offer complete or partial menus due to restriction of space.

What we offer in the coffee bars:

  • premium tea and coffee specialities of Fairtrade 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 canteens and coffee bars offer their guests a high quality, varied, and healthy selection of dishes and beverages. The wishes, satisfaction, and the trust of our guests is our prime focus.

Our daily menu is completed - according the respective size of the facilities - by vegetarian and vegan dishes as well as fresh seasonal fruit, different salads, starters, and desserts. We only serve fish from sustainable fishery.

The diversity of our selection enables all guests, also the ones who are restricted to specific foods due to allergies, to find something for themselves.

We avoid using genetically modified food and glutamate as well as superfluous preservatives and artificial colouring.

Our guests receive the service of our friendly and helpful staff members who are always open to your suggestions, criticism, and suggestions for improvement.

The basis for our quality management is, apart from the adequate treatment of foods, the hygienic standards as required by law.

In our modern kitchens, our meals are freshly made and always of high quality. Cleanliness, a friendly atmosphere, a careful treatment of the foods, and an inviting display of them are our standard.

The training of our cooks and the regular further training of our employees are mandatory for us and also show that we’re a forward-looking organization.

Communication and team spirit are the basis of our common success.

All of our staff members contribute to this success.

The responsibility for secure jobs and mutual respect are the foundation of our leadership responsibilities.

We operate economically, sustainably and environmentally.

We are very family conscious and feel obligated to encourage the balance of family and work.


Enjoy your meal and your stay!

The canteen and coffee bar staff


Generally, students who don’t study at a Berlin university which cooperates with the studierendenWERK have to pay the guest price category.

The student price category only applies to students who are enrolled at universities in Berlin and Potsdam (Uni Potsdam, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Film University Babelsberg as well as the Universities of Applied Sciences at Wildau and Brandenburg).

Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to offer the subsidised food for students who study at universities in other federal states of Germany.

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


The additives are marked in the studierendenWERK BERLIN. They are marked as following:

  •  3 - contains alcohol
  •  4 - flavour enhancer
  •  5 - waxed
  •  6 - contains preservatives
  •  7 - contains antioxidants
  •  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 chopped meat
  • 16 - contains caffeine
  • 17 - contains quinine
  • 35 - nitrite curing salt
  • 36 - contains yeast


The allergenics are marked as following by studierendenWERK BERLIN:

  • 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
  • 33 - lupine
  • 34 - molluscs



We use iodized table salt. 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.

At the moment you can give back your MensaCard at our automats at FU/Otto-von-Simson-Straße/ Mensa FU II and at the HU/Geschwister-Scholl-Straße/Bibliothek Grimm Zentrum.

You will immediately receive the remaining credit (up to 50 Euro) and card deposit – if it is a deposit card.

Do you have questions about the MensaCard? Write us an e-mail to


You can top up your MensaCard at our Mensa Foodtrucks. You can find the route plan here.

An overview of all open locations where you can recharge your MensaCard can be found here.