From 26 to 28 May 2022, our facilities will be closed for the public holiday.

Information on our corona measures can be found here: Corona Measures in our Mensas & Cafeterias

The former Cafeteria Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße was extensively renovated and since from now on fresh food is prepared directly on site, it is receiving a new name: Mensaria am Botanischen Garten. In the upstairs area, the serving counters offer nutritious, healthy and balanced meals prepared with fresh and seasonal food, as well as snacks, salads, desserts and smoothies.

The coffee counter is situated in the downstairs area, where cold and hot drinks as well as cakes and desserts, also to take away, are available. Upstairs there is room for 20 guests, while the first floor seats about 80 people with two small lounge areas in the pleasant and bright ambience of an orangery.

Mensa offer

  •     high-quality salads & bowls served in a modular system and altering on a daily basis:
    • one or two cold components (e.g. leaf or raw vegetable salads, couscous, quinoa ) can be combined with one or two warm components (e.g. cooked or fried vegetables, falafel, roasted chicken breast strips)
    • a selection of dressings and toppings (e.g. nuts, sprouts, pomegranate seeds)
  •     Wok/grill station:
    • freshly prepared pasta, wok dishes, curry
    • French fries & grillables
    • burger
  •     Pizza station:
    • pizza varying on a daily basis, burgers or dishes a plate

Cafeteria offer

  •     fair trade tea and coffee specialties
  •     juices & cold Drinks
  •     fresh croissants
  •     homemade smoothies
  •     sandwiches
  •     cakes & muffins
  •     healthy desserts (e.g. natural yogurt, fruits, fruit salad)
  •     ice
  •     fruit
  •     fair trade candy bars
  •     plastic free chewing gums made of tree gum

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Your Local Contact

Claudia Mohring

Head of Mensaria am Botanischen Garten
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Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 33
04103 Leipzig



Closest university
Faculty of Physics and Geosciences: approx. 0.0 km
Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy: approx. 0.0 km

Surrounding student halls of residences
Student hall of residence Philipp-R.-Straße: ca. 0,0 km
Student hall of residence am Bayrischen Bahnhof: approx. 250 m
Student hall of residence Tarostraße: ca. 500 m
Student hall of residence Straße des 18. Oktober: approx. 800 m

Bicycle parking
Possibilities for bicycle parking are ocated directly in front of the university.

Wheelchair access
The entrance to the first floor has been designed to ensure maximum accessibility. If you wish to purchase food from the serving area on the upper floor, please contact the Mensaria staff. They will be happy to help you.