Gastronomy in Zagreb
There are 12 student restaurants, so-called „mensas“ with very affordable food prices, dispersed all over the city at faculties and student residence halls. Every student must have a student identity card (“iksica”) in order to get meals at a reduced price. Before leaving the restaurant, a student must show his/her “iksica” to a cashier and pay for the meal. Student cafeterias are usually located at faculties and student resident halls.
The Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports allows a weekly subsidy to the following categories of exchange students (BA & MA level): Erasmus, CEEPUS, scholars of the Croatian national Agency for mobility and programmes of EU.
Every month, a specific amount of money per student card is authorised for meals. This amount cannot be exceeded or accumulated over more than one month (the amount is restored each month regardless of the amount left over in the previous month). The status of the student card can be checked at the bottom of each receipt or on the University Computer Centre (SRCE) web page.
Students studying in Croatia privately (free-movers) or as part of a faculty-level exchange programme are not entitled to subsidised meals in student cafeterias and they have to pay the full meal price which is around 20 Kuna (approx. 2.50 EUR) per meal.
Zagreb offers a great variety of cuisine. There are many restaurants with national as well as international food. They vary in prices but are generally quite pleasant. Zagreb Restaurant Guide can be found on the following link https://www.inyourpocket.com/zagreb/restaurants.