Where to eat, drink, and socialize?

The following suggested locations are suitable for individuals as well as small groups:

Close by (10-15 minute walk away from Reiterkaserne), Thomawirt (https://thomawirt.at/) also offers some vegetarian and vegan dishes on their menu.

For lunch spots close-by, and in-between paper sessions, visit Café Global on Leechgasse (https://cafe-global.jimdofree.com/), Mur Kebab across from Reiterkaserne, Namaste Nepal (https://www.namaste-nepal-restaurant.at/ ) Bräu32 (https://brau32.eatbu.com/?lang=de), Le Viet (https://leviet-graz.at/) or Grammophon (https://www.diebausatzlokale.at/) just down the road. Both Tonkin (https://www.tonkin.at/) and Kostes (http://www.kostes.at/) are located in the other direction, close to the Landeskrankenhaus (hospital).

For a chat over coffee, accompanied by some light snacks such as bagels and pastries, check out one of the four Tribeka locations in Graz (http://tribeka.at/), including the branch directly at Reiterkaserne. For caffeinated beverages and a light lunch, visit Barista’s coffee shop, right across the road from the University’s Palais Meran on Leonhardstraße (https://www.baristas.at/). Other possibilities include Café Sorger on Jakominiplatz (https://sorgerbrot.at/) and Martin Auer on Stubenberggasse (https://www.martinauer.at/).

Local Austrian/Styrian cuisine at reasonable prices is served at Glöckl Bräu on Glockenspielplatz (https://www.gloecklbraeu.at/), Gösser Bräu at Neutorgasse (https://www.goesserbraeugraz.at/) and Der Steirer at Belgiergasse (https://www.der-steirer.at/en/), among others.

Some of several other vegan/vegetarian options include Café Erde on Andreas-Hofer-Platz (https://cafeerde.com/), Swing Kitchen on Kaiserfeldgasse (https://www.swingkitchen.com/) and MANGOLDS on Griesgasse (https://www.mangolds.com/).

There are many café-bars in Graz for socializing with friends and colleagues in the evening (too many to name individually here). It’s best to explore the city centre for a place that appeals most to you. For instance, check out Cohibar (https://www.cohibar.at/) at the bottom of Leonhardstraße, thearea around Glockenspielplatz in the city centre or Lendplatz on the other side of the Mur.