The tastiest spot in town
Translated by Thomas Ansell
With artsy mis-matched furniture, loads of light pouring in from a glass roof, and several outlets of the best and most varied food in the city, the Zernike food-court has quickly become a favourite for those brainy people based on Zernike campus for work or study.
The food-court is located in a glass building next to the Kapteynborg. It’s been open for only half a year, but the owners of the stands inside already want expansion, reports Sikkom.
At the moment, the stalls include D.I.Y, Muzzica, The Hungry Mishka; The Smooth Brothers, FLFL, Taj Mahal; and Broodje Ben. The food court is being run by caterer Beijk, in collaboration with all of the outlets.
From the outside, it looks like a greenhouse, and the interior is filled with plants. Tables are mismatched and students are welcome to linger in the exceptionally pleasant atmosphere. In the middle of the glass-house sits a bar, further extending the options available.
Rudi van Petten, the owner of Broodje Ben, says that the most popular hours are between midday and 2pm; although groups of people will often have coffee and chat in the food court during mornings, and there’s often groups having after-class beers in the afternoon. There’s a darts board and table-football table in the building, too.
The food-court is open between 10:00 and 21:00, and since it is quickly becoming the hotspot in Zernike, it must start doing more activities, says Van Petten.
The organisers and stallholders have big plans, says Van Petten, “We want to build a sort of podium, because we want to hold cool events. Think, for example, of musical performances, speed-dating, or exhibitions. Last week we had a game afternoon, and we want to do more of those sorts of things, so we have a place to meet and eat!”
Image via the RUG