Information for freshmen

Kårkaféerna consists of four lunchrestaurants: Kårkafé Arken, Aurum, ASA, Gado (closed until further notice) and Kåren. Kårkaféerna is operated by the economy sector of the Student Union of Åbo Akademi University. The company is owned by students and alumni. We offer affordable, tasty and healthy studentlunches every day. Our restaurants are usually filled with laughter. To us, eating is more than filling up on energy – it is a chance to meet friends and share the highlights of our day.

Welcome to Kårkaféerna to enjoy lunch every day!



To get subsidized student lunch you need to show your student card (plastic with a validation sticker or the Frank-app). Keep your student card visible already before getting to the register! Order your student card or dowload Frank in time. Before you get your card you can show a receipt or Student Union fee payment confirmation. A certification of you studying at Åbo Akademi University is not enough. The receipt is valid until 30th of September/31st of January. After this you need to show us the student card or a temporary meal subsidy card from The social insurance institution of Finland (read more at:



During Covid-19: Wash and disinfect your hands, keep a distance of 1-2 meters to each other and follow the signs and instructions in the restaurants.

One glas of milk or juice is included in the lunch price. You can drink as much water as you like.

You can buy lunch coffee for a special price at lunchtime.

Choose one of the meals.

Notice eventual messages about amounts and extra prices connected to a certain meal (at the glas counter).

We work towards less food waste every day in our restaurants. Contribute to this by not throwing away food!



As long as the courses are held online, The social insurance institution of Finland support take away food. You can buy two lunches for you and your friend to the student price (3,20€ each). Remember to bring your friends' student card. The take away box costs 0,40€. We recommend that you bring your own lunch box. 


Today's menu can be found on our website:, on our social media or on the screens in the restaurants.

Follow us on Facebook: Kårkaféérna and Instagram @karkafeerna. Here you can find information about the operation, deviant opening hours, special offers and more.