The 25 best restaurants, lunchrooms and bars in Groningen

In bustling student city Groningen there is no shortage of nice pubs, restaurants and eateries. From leisurely lunch in the shade of the Martinitoren to coffee with cheesecake, and from a dinner full of seasonal produce to a drink in an artists' café. Spread through the city centre is a variety of flavors to experience. Discover the best places for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Find your favorite spots quickly by saving them on your own city guide.

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Croissanterie Pigalle

If you walk in the Stoeldraaierstraat after your nose, chances are you'll end up in here. The freshly baked croissants smell delicious.

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The Pool

A Mediterranean restaurant and cocktail bar with a cosy atmosphere. Share and taste tasteful, small dishes with your company.

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Here you will find a traditional and modern cuisine with a Turkish heart. Sample the wide variety of flavors of Turkish cuisine.

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Indulge yourself in a dessert paradise with passion for pure & nature and let the delicious coffee, tea, desserts and cake taste you good.

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Coffee fanatics step into heaven here. The complexity and quality of Black & Bloom coffees is unmatched.

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At the futuristic looking DOT everyone who loves good food and drinks, film, culture and in fine weather, the city beach is welcome.

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Florentin Groningen

Enjoy a drink and delicious food in a casual atmosphere. The cuisine is inspired by Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North African flavours.

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Het Feithhuis

In the shadow of the Martinikerk you will find't Feithhuis, the meeting place of Groningen. Here you can relax, eat and drink.

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Café de Sleutel

This café has a rich history and has been expanded with love and attention over the centuries. Enjoy a dish or drink in the atmosphere of 1659.

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De Pintelier

Enjoy a special beer together with a mix of students, teachers and townjers. During the summer you can sit here in the sun.

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Enjoy a good cup of coffee, extensive lunch or delicious dinner in a rustic setting at this almost 400 year old listed building.

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Broodje van eigen deeg

Delicious bread, viennoiserie and patisserie of French quality, it's like you made it in France.

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Coffee Break

Enjoy the best coffee in a modern setting. Delicious blends that remind you of the coffee from the best Italian coffee bars.

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At Wereldburgers you can taste good, responsible and affordable food in a relaxed atmosphere. Everything is homemade with pure ingredients.

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Brussels Lof

Every day they work here with the most beautiful indigenous products. This has given them a lot of joy, fun and inspiration at Brussels Lof for 30 years.

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Eetcafé Ugly Duck

Enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner or one of the beer dishes at Ugly Duck. Grabbing a terrace is also great at this tasting room.

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Grote Markt

The centre of Groningen where the view is beautiful thanks to the Martinitoren and the town hall that borders the square.


Kattencafé Op z'n Kop

The perfect place for a cup of coffee and a lot of cat love! Sit there and the next thing you know, there's a kitten on your lap.



Dine here according to the French table d'hôte principle. Voilà serves a daily changing five-course menu based on French cuisine.


Grand-café De Betere Tijden

In this Grand-café you can go for a cup of coffee or a drink from four o'clock. The varied menu will then come to the table.



The curves are inspired by Gaudi's Parc Guell. With the coffee they serve homemade cakes and chocolates.



Here you can browse in peace between the many books. The experience is complete if you can also drink a delicious cup of coffee in the store.


De Belg Waterloo

Let the fresh Flemish fries taste you good on the Grote Markt during a cozy day shopping in the center of Groningen.


Het Pakhuis

Het Pakhuis started as an artists' café. You can still feel this back in the ambience of today. Taste delicious dishes and drinks.


Het Bakkerscafé

Passion for the craft and love for pure and natural ingredients are 'swaddle' here. Taste of original, mostly organic, flavors.

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