Offers for Children in our Mensas and Cafeterias

In our Mensas and Cafeterias, we set high value on child friendliness. Children’s play areas, changing tables, and highchairs are available at almost all facilities and you can heat baby and infant food.

Mensa Children’s Card and Children’s Plates

Studentenwerk Leipzig support students with children by means of the Mensa children’s card. Everything you need to know in a nutshell:

  • for children of students of Leipzig’s universities, starting from the 1st birthday until they reach the age of 10
  • one free warm meal per day and per child at the student restaurants run by Studentenwerk Leipzig
  • for the children’s dishes, Studentenwerk Leipzig provides special children’s plates at all restaurants that you can get directly at the food counter or from the restaurant staff
  • Prerequisite for using the children’s card: you have to purchase simultaneously one meal or at least two side dishes or a salad dish for one of the parents
  • When paying,please place the children’s card visibly on the counter.
  • Salads, desserts, and the cafeteria products are not part of the services covered by the Mensa children’s card
  • At the Mensa am Park, the card applies only to the products offered at the booths on the ground floor.


  • at the social counselling service of Studentenwerk Leipzig
  • Please send the original applications by post to: Studentenwerk Leipzig, Social Counselling, Goethestraße 6, 04109
  • or post it personally with the same address in the letterbox of Studentenwerk Leipzig in front of Goethestraße 6
  • processing of the application may take 1-2 weeks
  • Children’s card(s) will be sent by post

Social Counselling

Postal address
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Write an email

Validity and extension

  • Card validity of the children’s card is limited to one semester respectively
  • Please send the new certificate of enrolment every semester by e-mail to: or hand it in personally during our open office hours
  • The children’s card remains the property of Studentenwerk Leipzig – please return it when it expires
  • If you lose the card, please report it immediately by e-mail to the social counselling service

Meals for Toddlers

Toddlers who are not yet old enough for eating meals from our menu may, nevertheless, be fed in our student restaurants and cafeterias. For instance, there are microwaves that can be used for heating up any toddler food brought along.

Do not hesitate to just turn to our staff on site for assistance!

Children’s Play Corners

In order for students with child(ren) to feel especially comfortable and welcome at our student restaurants and cafeterias, most of our facilities provide children’s play corners offering the little ones the opportunity to play and frolic around. The tables situated in the immediate vicinity are, of course, reserved for the parents and marked accordingly.