Food Services

Eating and drinking on campus

No matter if you want a substantial meal, a snack to go, or traditional Austrian coffee and cake, you’ll find a suitable place to eat and drink on campus.


The cafeteria offers freshly cooked meals made of local, seasonal and well-balanced ingredients, with a focus on ethnic foods. Tasty and diversified meals, high-quality ingredients, and careful preparation reflect the international diversity and high standards of IST Austria. A healthy salad bar, snacks and sandwiches are offered. Small dessert and ice cream can satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Especially during the lunch hours the cafeteria is a key meeting point for all employees on campus. The lakeside view room can be booked separately and provides a good location for lunch meetings. The sunny terrace offers stunning views of the campus and the surrounding nature.

The opening hours are from Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 08:00am and 03:00pm, with a breakfast buffet between 08:00am and 10:30pm and lunch buffet between 11:30am and 02:00pm.

The cafeteria is operated by SV (Österreich) GmbH on behalf of IST Austria. It has a capacity of 230 seats inside plus 154 seats outdoors.

Martin Rinder (Teamleader Food & Beverages, Campus Services)
Phone: +43 2243 9000 1012

SV (Österreich GmbH)
Markus Sterba (Restaurant Manager)
Phone: +43 664 343 58 89


Small snacks, coffee and cake in the afternoon, or a nice beer together with colleagues in the evening, the pub/bar offers all that and more. Conveniently located in the Central Building, it is the place to get together on campus. Diverse social activities like games night or public football viewing are hosted there. Each Friday “Think and Drink” brings together researchers to have stimulating discussions.

Its menu offers small snacks, pizzas, sandwiches and a well-selected variety of national and international beers and wines.

The ERROR BAR is open from Monday to Friday between 2:30pm and 10:00pm, and on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays between 12:00pm and 6:00pm.

It also serves as an alternative place to consume lunch and can also be used for informal meetings and discussions during daytime, outside the opening hours.

Mr. Martin Rinder (Team Leader Food & Beverages, Campus Services)
Phone: +43 2243 9000 1012

Other food options

Starbucks corner 

You can get your coffee 24/7 at the self-serving Starbucks corner in the Central Building lobby on the ground floor.

Office kitchens in each building

Each building is equipped with several coffee kitchens which provide coffee, tea and milk. They are equipped with refrigerators and (micro-)waves. It is possible to order fresh fruit baskets from Campus Services . Fresh fruits can also be purchased at the ERROR BAR, without the need to order in advance.

Vending machines on campus

Vending machines maintained by the SV Group offer small snacks and cold drinks 24/7 on campus.

BBQ on campus

Everybody loves to BBQ! During the warmer months of the year, a BBQ on our lakeside terrace is a great activity for IST Austria members. BBQ equipment can be rented free of charge from the Guesthouse reception, coal and food can be bought at the nearby supermarket.

Billa supermarket

There is a supermarket only a few steps away from campus. It provides you with everything you might need for your daily life. 

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