EAT - Spotted by Locals
Groningers love socializing, which is why there are many cafes and restaurants in the city.
Osteria Da Vinci (Turfsingel 33-1)
Delicious, authentic Sicilian food. Italians often eat pasta as a starter or side dish. Ordering a small portion of pasta here, saves €2. Pizza/pasta: €13 meat/fish: €20. Daily: 17:00 - 23:00.
Prinsenhof (Martinikerkhof 23)
In the shadow of the Martini Tower you’ll find Prinsenhof: a fancy grand café and restaurant adjacent to the fairytale-like Prinsentuin. Did you know that King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima once stayed here? Main dish: €26. Mon to Sat from :9:00.
‘t Feithhuis (Martinikerkhof 10)
This luxurious bar and restaurant is known for their good baristas and lovely garden. Enjoy lunch or high tea or hang out in the lounge area to read your newspaper. Lunch: €6. High tea: €17. Main dish: €15. 3 Course Menu: €30. Daily: 10:30 - 23:00.
Moro (Gedempte Kattendiep 21)
This restaurant with Southern Mediterranean influences serves up a culinary feast, offering various menu packages such as a High Tea, or in the evening a High Tapas. Main dish: €16. 3 course menu: €29. Daily: 16:00 - 22:00.
Het Concerthuis (Poelestraat 30)
A small slice of Berlin. On Sunday Het Concerthuis treats you to a brakke (hangover) brunch in a casual atmosphere. Main dish €7. Lunch €7. Mon to Sat: 10:00 - late. Sun: 10:00 - 12:00.
Het Zusje van Andre Dokter (Oosterstraat 24)
Het Zusje takes ‘meat or fish’ to the next level. If you want a vegetarian meal, call ahead. Main dish: €25. Tue to Fri: 17:00 - 22:00. Sat: 16:30 - 22:00.
Eetcafé Roezemoes (Gedempte Zuiderdiep 15)
Feel like some typically Dutch cuisine called stamppot (vegetable mash with potatoes)? Then you’re at the right place at the stamppot café Roezemoes. They serve a nutritious, good meal with a good beer. The Groninger ‘Rijsttafel’ is a nice surprise. Mash pot: €13. Main dish: €15 Sun & Mon: 12:00 - 23:00. Tue: 11:00 - 23:00. Wed to Sat: 11:00 - late
Pure Frozen (Vismarkt 6)
Donuts aren’t common treats in Groningen, but that’s not the reason Pure Frozen is said to have the best donuts in town. It’s because they’re delicious! Frozen yoghurt is also a special product in Groningen, be sure to keep that in mind. Sun & Mon: 12:00 - 22:00. Mon to Sat: 10:00 - 22:00.
Tapasco (Haddingedwarsstraat 3)
This tapas bar is hidden in an alley but it’s worth searching out. Besides good tapas, they offer a cinema package that gives you unlimited tapas and a movie ticket. Unlimited tapas: €20. Mon to Fri: 18:00 - 23:00. Sat & Sun: 17:00 - 23:00.
Pronk Stads & Terrascafé (Vismarkt 56)
Pronk has a lovely, extensive lunch and dinner menu. They also have a good hightea. See if you can get a seat on the terrace with the cool kids. Lunch: €8. Main dish: €18. Daily: 10:00 - 00:00.
Huis de Beurs (A-Kerkhof Zuid Zijde 4)
This cafe is in a prime location. Grab a seat on the terrace and be entertained by messy traffic exchanges between cyclists and pedestrians. Weather permitting, you can get lucky on the terrace when the house pianist moves his piano outside to play. Lunch: €8. Main dish: €13. Daily: 9:00 - 22:00.
Eetcafé D’ouwe Brandweer (Gedempte Zuiderdiep 75-77)
The name already gives away that this used to be a fire station. Got a hot date? This is the perfect place for a dinner and a movie. For dessert, try the Pyromaniac! 3 course menu + movie ticket: €25. Sun to Thu: 17:00. Fri & Sat: 16:00
De Sleutel (Noorderhaven 72)
“Eten wat de pot schaft” is their slogan and roughly translates to “eat what we give you!” You can do just that for €10. This cafe maintains the feeling of the old days, when it was frequented by boisterous sailors. Main dish: €17. Daily: 16:00
De Soepwinkel (Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 12)
Every day this shop has four different soups for eat-in or take-away. Are you a fan of the soups and want to learn to make them yourself? De Soepwinkel gives away their secrets during their workshops. Soup: €5.
Black & Bloom (Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 32)
There is no one in Groningen as serious about coffee as the owner of Black & Bloom. Every year he’s on the jury at various barista competitions. Make sure you show up with appetite; their pies and cakes are real treats.
Spaak: Koffie en Koers (Oude Boteringestraat 66)
A hipster mecca where the craft of brewing good coffee is taken seriously and youcan marvel at beautiful bicycles, parts, accessories and and read some cycling literature. Tue, Wed, Fri to Sun: 9:30 - 18:00. Thu: 9:30 - 21:00.
The Pool (Boterdiep 9)
This Mediterranean restaurant situated in The Student Hotel has trendy styling, creative cocktails and tapas-style dishes. Breakfast: €8. Lunch: €8. Main dish: €13. Mon to Thu: 07:00 - 22:00. Fri to Sat: 7:00 - 23:00. Sun: 8:00 - 22:00.
Brasserie De Garage (Boterdiep 46)
A new hotspot with a terrace, lunch, bar food and snacks. Lunch: €5. Mon to Sat: 11:00 - 23:00.
When you enter this tiny, hidden restaurant, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation in France. A French wine pairs perfectly with the relaxed atmosphere. Main dish €19 Thu to Sun 18:00- 21:30. Tweede Hunzestraat 33.
Eetcafé de Padang (Padangstraat 3)
It looks like a pub, but you’ll quickly change your mind when you step inside and smell the delicious Moroccan cuisine! Oven Dishes: €15. Grilled dishes: €16. Tajine: €16. Fish: €18. daily: 16:00 - 00:00. Padangstraat 3.
Friet van Piet (Meeuwerderweg 112)
There definitely is a difference in the quality of fries and Piet’s are fantastic. This snack bar has been around for 40 years and wins awards on a regular basis, including “Best cafeteria of Groningen in 2014” as well as a sustainability award. Fries with meat: €7. Fries: €3. Snacks: €2. Tue to Fri: 11:00 - 23:00. Sat & Sun: 12:00 - 21:30.
Eetcafé van de Markt (Paterswoldseweg 5)
This place feels like your grandmother’s living room. The old chairs and tassles on the lampshades turn up the atmosphere a notch. The concept of this cafe is simple: good food with fresh products from the market. Main dish: €16. Tue to Sun: 17:00 - 01:00.
Pernikkel (Aweg 2)
A quirky and beautifully styled place to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner or adrink. The menu changes weekly and is therefore short and sweet. The food is delicious. Main dish €15. Mon to Sat 10:00 - 22:00. Sun 11:00 - 21:00.
Suikerfabriek (Energieweg 10)
10 minutes cycling from the city center is the Suikerunieterrein, where you’ll find the remains of an former sugar plant (the Suikerunie). After shutdown in 2008, the Suikerunieterrein is undergoing a major facelift. Over the next 10 years, a lot of cool and temporary initiatives are planned: Paradigm Underground Club often organizes dance parties here, the Rebel Rebel Hostel is almost finished and there are a lot more exciting things to come! De Wolkenfabriek: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat: 11:00-18:30, Fri & Sun: 11:00 - 22:00. Energieweg 10, Groningen.
Eetcafé Lambik (Grote Kruisstraat 73)
At this cafe situated near the Noorderplantsoen, the daghap (daily special) is quite popular among the stadjers. The choices are fish, meat or vegetarian. For lunch, coffee, pastry or a drink, this place is great. Daily special: €9. Tue to Sun: 12:00 - 23:00.
De Kleine Moghul (Nieuwe Boteringestraat 62)
This colorful restaurant makes great Indian food. Eat in or take-away. Main dish: €10. Sat to Wed: 16:00 - 22:00.