The 30 best restaurants, lunchrooms and bars in Nijmegen

The Grote Markt, with the Waag and a number of other historical buildings, is a cozy square in the city centre of Nijmegen where you can eat, drink or grab a terrace. Visit the nice pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants at the back of the Stevenskerk and enjoy the cosy atmosphere in the sun. While shopping you will find at Lange Hezelstraat several nice lunchrooms and places for a delicious ice cream, fries or other snacks. But also during a round through the in the Betouwstraat, Van Welderenstraat and Van Broekhuysstraat you will find nice places to have lunch, drink coffee or relax. Save your favourite spot for a tasty round of Nijmegen.

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The Fuzz Coffee & Tunes

At The Fuzz Coffee & Tunes you will feel right at home thanks to the cozy atmosphere, the good food and drinks and not to mention thanks to cat Bert.

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Café Daen

Prachtig brown Café in a monumental building (the old Laeckenhal) on the Grote Markt of Nijmegen with extensive specialty beers menu.

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512 Nijmegen & Bleshyou

512 Nijmegen is a unique combination of fashion, design, plants and tea. Relax in 'Our Tea Bar' and wander around among the beautiful items.

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Stadsbrouwerij de Hemel

During the weekend, visit this city brewery and learn all about the process of distilling and brewing. Tasting is of course part of this.

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Ristorante Merano

Feel at Ristorante Merano in Italian atmosphere and choose one of the delicious authentic dishes prepared with organic products.

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Bistro Flores

With beautiful dishes on the menu, fine wines and a fine ambience, Bistro Flores is guaranteed to enjoy an evening of culinary.

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Bairro Alto

At Bairro Alto you feel the peace when you step over the threshold. In the creative decor you can eat delicious lunch dishes or choose for a picnic.

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Kattencafé Balthazar

The cats (naked) at Balthazar live permanently in the café. Enjoy their company over a nice cup of coffee or tea with delicious pastries.

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Restaurant Ivory

Fancy an evening enjoying delicious culinary dishes, fine wines and your company? At Restaurant Ivory this is guaranteed!

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Do you choose a delicious tip cake, a salad or a sandwich? At Fresca the choice is huge and you are good for a breakfast and good lunch.

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Stadsbakkerij De Bie

During a fun day in Nijmegen, make a stop at Stadsbakkerij De Bie and buy a delicious traditional sandwich or pastry for the go.

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De Fabriek

Hidden behind large industrial gates you will find De Fabriek. Formerly a storage place for wood, now a very nice lunchroom and concept store.

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The trendy Nibbles has a menu full of delicious snacks and tapas from the Mediterranean cuisine. Taste and share the many different dishes.

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Pat down at CALI, sack down and enjoy delicious homemade snacks and tasty drinks. The nice thing is that all the food is shared together.

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De Meesterproef

Where bags with E-numbers used to come from, nowadays De Meesterproef is where delicious, fresh dishes are prepared with passion.

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Nostra Lunch Winebar

They have a large collection of wines that are almost all served by the glass. You are also good for lunch, high tea and high wine.

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Restaurant Wally

Enjoy an evening with your company at Wally. Here you will eat the most delicious burgers made with a lot of love and respect.

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De Kaaij

What started with a truck and fold-out bar has become De Kaaij. Relax during the summer on this cultural city beach at the Waalbrug.

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Patathuisje Piccolino

Did you get hungry during your day in town? At Patathuisje Piccolino you can enjoy delicious fries made from the best raw potatoes.

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First Things First

Where animal feeders used to be, you can now drink coffee of superior quality in a nice atmosphere. Experience First Things First coffee shop.

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Grote Markt

Sit down on one of the many terraces on the Grote Markt and see the beautiful buildings and national monuments while enjoying lunch or drinks.

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Iike yourself in Scandinavia at the always cozy Fika and go for a nice breakfast, lunch or evening snack inspired by the Northern cuisine.

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Blonde Pater

They have already won many awards with their coffee, many topbarista learned the trade here and the coffee is prepared with love and passion. You can taste that!

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Arsenaal 1824

Right in the center of Nijmegen you will find Arsenaal 1824, a beautiful catering company consisting of a modern hip Grand Café and atmospheric restaurant.



Artisan, pure and rich in taste, so you can describe lunchroom Smaakrijk. Sit down and taste a delicious, pure lunch and fresh coffee.


Philipse Koffie & Brocante

Looking for a nice base in Nijmegen? Philipse Koffie & Brocante is the perfect place to recover, eat and score brocante.


Stadscafé Jan

Plunge down at Stadscafé Jan and drink a delicious specialty beer or enjoy delicious lunch dishes and a good cup of coffee on the beautiful terrace.


Bistro de Bok

Bistro de Bok is world famous in Nijmegen for their meat. What is high and is prepared with love. Taste it in a nice, cosy atmosphere.


Strik Patisserie

At Strik Patisserie you enter the world of delicious pastries, creamy chocolates and fresh bread. Everything is top quality!


MUNT Saladebar

Enjoy delicious, healthy meal salads, soups, snacks and juices made with pure and organic products in the cozy lunchroom MUNT.

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