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Where you can eat inexpensively in Bonn

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A burrito is filling even when you’re really hungry. The wheat tortillas are often filled with meat, rice, beans and cheese.

Bonn. If you want to eat out without spending lots of money, but prefer a restaurant over a snack bar, it is often difficult to find the right place. But in Bonn you can find some inexpensive restaurants that fit the bill, listed here.

Good food doesn't always have to be expensive - even for little money you can get tasty dishes in Bonn. Whether schnitzel, Italian or more unusual creations, we have put together some restaurants where you can eat for less than ten euros.

1 BurritoRico

The restaurant with Mexican-Californian cuisine is located in the immediate vicinity of the main train station and Friedensplatz. It offers burritos, quesadillas, tacos and nachos. When you order, you can decide on the individual ingredients and, if you wish, omit or add one or two, as the staff always prepare the dishes fresh.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 12 to 10 p.m., Saturday: 12:30 to 10 p.m., Sunday: 1 to 9 p.m.

Address: Thomas-Mann-Strasse 20, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.burritorico.com

2 Cassius Garden

Those who don’t mind self-service can enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee and cake at the restaurant located directly at the train station. The restaurant also offers vegan and vegetarian food and works exclusively with natural foods.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Address: Maximillianstraße 28d, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.cassiusgarten.de

3 Taj India Restaurant

For those who would like to eat Indian food, Taj India offers an extensive menu of North Indian cuisine. From starters such as lentil pancakes to main courses such as roast lamb in coconut cream sauce, dishes are available for less than ten euros.

Opening hours: daily: 11:30 a.m.  to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., closed on Mondays

Address: Kölnstrasse 49, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.taj-inida.de

4 KostBar

The KostBar is an offer of the Caritas Association in Bonn, which opens up new perspectives for unemployed people. In addition to daily changing soups, the restaurant also serves homemade cakes and various salads. You can also take your food with you in recyclable packaging, or use the KostBar mobile, which is on Marktplatz in Bonn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: Riesstraße 2a, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Website: on Facebook

Asian restaurants

5 Mandu

The Korean restaurant near the main building of Bonn University offers a small menu. The menu ranges from steamed dumplings to noodle soups and Korean sushi.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Address: Franziskanerstrasse 5, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Website: Mandu bei Tripadvisor. 

6 Nanking

The Nanking Restaurant offers Asian and Mongolian cuisine. For less than nine euros, you can eat anything you want in the lunch menu. The offer is valid every Monday to Saturday from 11:30 to 3 pm. In addition, the Nanking impresses with a Mongolian barbecue buffet.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:30 am to 3 pm and 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm, Friday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 11:30 pm.

Address: Thomas-Mann-Strasse 1, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.nanking-bonn.de

7 Kugelfisch

In the sushi restaurant in Poppelsdorf you can eat starters, salads and sushi. For dessert, the restaurant boasts a selection of Japanese desserts or green tea ice cream.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 12 to 11 p.m., Sunday: 5 to 11 p.m.

Address: Clemens-August-Str. 20-22, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.kugelfisch-sushi.de

8 Himalayak Restaurant

The Himalayak Restaurant in the Altstadt (Old Town) offers Tibetan cuisine. In addition to starters, soups and fried noodles are also offered as main courses. The Himalayak calls itself  the first Tibetan restaurant in NRW.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 5 p.m. to 10.30 p.m., closed Mondays

Address: Bornheimer Straße 74, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.himalayak.de

9 Shanghai China Restaurant

The Chinese restaurant offers a selection of Chinese dishes at reasonable prices. A lunch buffet is available from Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm for less than nine euros. Just like the somewhat more expensive evening buffet, it is free for visitors under the age of six.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:30 am to 3 p.m., 5:30 to 11 p.m., Sundays and public holidays: 11:30 am to 11 pm.

Address: Schieffelingsweg 31, 53123 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.shanghai-bonn.de

 

10 Tasty Sumo

Japanese-Tibetan specialities are available at Tasty Sumo in Bonn’sAltstadt (Old Town). For little money you can buy sushi plates or Tibetan specialities like homemade dumplings, fried noodles and fried rice.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 12 to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 12 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday: 3 to 10 p.m.

Address: Vorgebirgsstraße 8, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.tasty-sumo.de

Italian restaurants

11 La Piccola

The small pizzeria in the city center offers Italian-Mediterranean dishes in a cosy setting. If you want to eat Italian, but cheap, this is the place for you.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Address: Bonngasse 4, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: Reservation with Quandoo

12 Vapiano

Pizza, pasta and salads - Italian cuisine can also be found in the Vapiano in Bonn city center. Here the food is prepared freshly after you order at the counter in front of the guest's eyes. Desserts include cakes or typical Italian desserts such as tiramisu.

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 11 a.m. to midnight

Address: In the Sürst 1, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.vapiano.de

13 Da Sasà

At Da Sasà the pizza is traditionally baked in a stone oven and can also be topped with ingredients of your choice.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:30 am to 9 pm, Friday to Saturday: 12 to 10 pm, Sundays: closed.

Address: Kölnstraße 54, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: on Facebook   

Cafés and cafeterias

14 Café Spitz

Those who want to have a cheap breakfast or want to have a pizza will land at exactly the right place here. For less than ten euros you can have breakfast here, on Sundays and holidays you can choose the option "all you can eat" and eat your way through.

Breakfast offer: Mondays to Fridays: 9 to 12 noon, Saturdays and Sundays: 9 am to 3 pm.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 1 am, Friday, Saturday: 9 to 2 a.m., Sunday: 9 to 1 a.m.

Address: Sterntorbrücke 10, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.spitz-bonn.de

15 Café Blue

Breakfast, soups, salads, pasta and more are served at Café Blau. The restaurant is very popular with students due to its proximity to the main building of the University of Bonn and the low prices.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9 am to 1 am, Sunday: 9 am to 7:30 pm. Kitchen open: Monday to Saturday: 9 am to 1 am, Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm.

Address: Franziskanerstrasse 9, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.cafeblau.de

 

16 Cafeteria Nassestraße

The main canteen of the University of Bonn on Nassestraße offers cheap food for students, but also for everyone else. Non-students only pay a small surcharge. In addition to the daily offers, there are vegetarian and vegan dishes. For the small appetite, Café Eleven on the ground floor offers coffee and other snacks. There is various entertainment such as sports broadcasts and live music on a regular basis. In October 2017, the cafeteria even received an award from the animal welfare organization Peta for its vegan offerings.

Opening hours Mensa: Monday to Friday: 11:30 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday: 12 to 1:45 pm

Opening hours Café Eleven: Monday to Friday: 8 to 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 to 3 p.m. (without Bundesliga), 10 to 6 p.m. (with Bundesliga), in the semester holidays separate opening hours apply.

Address: Nassestraße 11, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Website: Studentenwerk 

Schwerelos, Quiet Man and Iss Dich Glücklich

17 Schwerelos Well Kitchen

The crossover restaurant offers dishes from six continents,  the emphasis is on healthy food. Vegetarian dishes are also available. In the morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon there is hummus, avocado cream or a "Pancake Tower" for breakfast. Depending on the season, you will find offers such as the "October Special": pumpkin and cabbage curry on noodles for less than nine euros. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. there is a lunch special offer for 5.50 euros.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11:30 to 10 pm, Saturday to Sunday: 5 pm to 10 pm, Monday: day of rest

Address: Pützchens Chaussee 56, 53227 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.schwerelos-kitchen.de

18 The Quiet Man

In this Irish Pub you can order inexpensive fries ("chips"), snacks, sandwiches, baked potatoes and pizza. Close to the train station and the city center you can enjoy the pub atmosphere until late into the night.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 6pm to 1am, Fridays: 6pm to 3am, Saturdays: 3pm to 3am, Sundays: 6pm to midnight.

Address: Colmantstraße 47, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Website: www.the-quiet-man.com.

19 Iss Dich Glücklich

The name of this restaurant in English is "Eat Yourself Happy" and here you will find baguettes, wraps, soups, salads and Persian dishes. You can also enjoy a reasonably priced breakfast from Monday to Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays: closed

Address: Franziskanerstrasse 9, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Website: IssDichGlücklich-Bonn - Bonn.

This is a list of restaurants in Bonn which does not claim to be complete or follow objective criteria. It is also not a ranking. The order is arbitrary. Is a restaurant missing from the list? Please send us an e-mail to online@ga-bonn.de.  

Original text: Sophie Hamann

Translation: ck