Where to eat


ENS de Lyon has plenty to offer in terms of catering, with its cafeterias and student living spaces.

In addition, baskets of vegetables and other local produce are distributed directly on campus via the community-supported agriculture (CSA) run by ENvertS association.

Our school has two restaurant, one on each campus. Managed by Crous, they offer on-site or takeaway healthy meals at low prices.

Download the Crous phone app to consult the daily cafeteria menus:

Descartes cafeteria:

  • D7 building
  • Open from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Monod cafeteria:

  • Place de l’École
  • Open from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

On Monod campus, you'll also find:

  • a café, open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday;
  • a brasserie, open 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday to Friday. ens-prestations-monod [at] crous-lyon.fr (On registration).

Check opening and closing information on Crous website (in French)

To pay for your meal: your IZLY account

  • Pay with your all-in-one university card: once activate, your Izly account is connected to your multiservice card.
  • Newcomers:
    • You automatically receive instructions to activate your account
    • In September and August: pay for your meal with the Izly phone app
    • Your account will be associate to your card since October
  • Consult and reload your account on Izly phone app or on  Izly website: 

The student desk (BDE, bureau des élèves in French) brings together ENS de Lyon students around its different living spaces. Looking for a coffee, something to eat or share a drink? Meet the BDE and other students at the "Foyer" on Monod campus or the "K-Fêt" on Descartes campus!

To find the "Foyer":

  • Monod campus
  • Building MGN-1, basement

To find the "K-Fêt":

  • Descartes campus
  • Building A (Bonnamour residence), first-floor

BDE student living spaces (in French)

K-Fêt is on Facebook


ENvertS, the green association of ENS de Lyon runs a community-supported agriculture (CSA). It offers baskets of fruit and vegetables, bread and other products such as cheese and eggs, direct from local, environmentally-friendly producers. 

The CSA is not an intermediary and takes no percentage of sales. It aims to bring together local farmers and consumers who want to adopt healthy practices that respect ecosystems.

What you could find at the ENvertS CSA distributions (in French)

The ENvertS CSA in practice (in French)