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The price of our student lunch is raised according to the Government’s decision

The price of our student lunch is raised according to the Government’s decision

In May, the government came to the decision that the subsidies for student meals will remain the same size until further notice. Instead, student restaurants now have the opportunity to raise the price of their student meals to 3,06€ maximum (from 1/8/2020). The price of the student lunch has been static for eight whole years, although the cost of raw ingredients and staff has risen throughout the years. The goal of the raise is to ensure that all students have access to nutritious meals of high quality.

Starting 3/8/2020, the normal price of our student lunch will be 2,90€. This raise is going to enable us to continue to develop our services and respond to our customers’ wishes. We will be able to ensure a weekly menu full of nutritious ingredients and versatile dishes. In addition, we will we able to make greener choices and buy our ingredients from local sources whenever possible. We are always striving towards becoming more sustainable, while at the same time offering affordable meals of high food value. 

Because of new rules regarding the difference in price between the student category and other price categories, the lunch will henceforth be 5,20€ for post-graduate students. 

Both the Student Union of Åbo Akademi University and the National Union of University Students in Finland are doing their best to convince the Government that the necessary raise should be defrayed by the State. The budget will be negotiated again later this autumn. 

Thank you for having lunch at our restaurants!




The quality of the student
lunch is ensured through a price raise
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Take away lunch from
Arken this summer
Take away lunch from 30/3!
Our restaurants will be
closed until further notice
Some of the
restaurants are closed
due to coronavirus
Kafé Gadolinia Kb has won
the bidding competition for a restaurant in Aurum
Our website is now also
available in Finnish


Our goals are to serve our customers in their own languages and at the same
time offer them high quality products at the lowest possible cost. We offer our
customers nutritious meals at breakfast, lunch and also midday snacks as well as a wide variety of fair-trade coffees and
teas. We also offer catering services for different types of events, such as
conferences, parties and dinners. We
have solid knowledge of both our selection of products and their nutritional
value. We`ll also happily answer any
questions regarding our selection.

We`re inspired by flavours from both
near and far. We offer products suitable for vegans, vegetarians, lactose and gluten intolerant and we try to meet the
requirements of guests with certain
allergies or diets.

We want to be a highlight of your day
and hope to be able to serve you
and your friends for the foreseeable
future. We warmly welcome you to the

If necessary, we reserve the right to
make changes in the lunchmenu.