The main canteen (Mensa II) is in the Silberlaube, open Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. There is also a smaller canteen (Mensa I, Van't-Hoff-Straße 6) where, weather permitting, you can eat outside with a view of the lawn.
A meal in these canteens costs Euro 1.50 to 3.50 for students. To get the student price, you must show your student ID card. Until you receive your Freie Universitaet student ID card, you can use your international student card, so please remember to bring this with you. The canteen is also open to non-students, but the food is more expensive for them.
Since the canteens do not accept cash, you need to buy a so-called Giro-Vend-Karte. This card can be purchased at the canteen tills for Euro 1.55 and can be recharged at automated machines located in or near the canteens.
In addition to the canteens there are several smaller cafeterias on Campus; some are run by the Studentenwerk and some by the students themselves. If you have a student ID card from FU Berlin it is also possible to have your meal in the canteens of the other universities and colleges in Berlin.