Food and Drink

Bars

Esprit, €€, Lange-Geismar-Straße 19, café/bar. “If you skip a morning session, a very pleasant place for breakfast :); excellent coffee and tea selections; in the evening, a broad selection of whiskeys and the like; a selection of light foods for lunch and dinner; good for smaller parties of 3-5. (Does not take reservations)” http://www.cafe-bar-esprit.de/esprit
Bar Salamanca, €, Gartenstraße 21B, pub, restaurant, tapas bar. “A nice bar that serves good vegetarian food. Very good homemade chips and veggie burgers.” https://de-de.facebook.com/Bar-Salamanca-267074453418319/
Sausalitos, €€, Hospitalstraße 35. “Cocktails and finger food snacks. Beware: they make their money with the (quite good) mixed drinks…” https://www.sausalitos.de/mein-sausalitos/goettingen

Pubs

Thanners, €, Barfüßerstraße 1. “Pub with a nice and cozy wooden interior.” http://www.thanners-goettingen.de
Sonderbar, €, Kurze Str. 9. https://www.facebook.com/SonderBar-182831658719513
Irish Pub, €€, Mühlenstraße 4. “Rustic pub, Irish beer, whiskeys and often live music.” http://irishpub-goettingen.de
Trou, €,  Burgstraße 20. “Cool and unique cellar bar.” http://trou.de
Sechs-Millionen-Dollar Club, €, Neustadt 1. https://de-de.facebook.com/in.club.we.trust
Shotz, €, Nikolaistraße 9. “Try fancy shots from A (as Alf) to Z (as Zaubertrank)http://shotz-bar.com/locations/goettingen

Bistros

Shiraz, €, Burgstraße 24. “The bistro serves warm pitta bread or sandwiches, and yummy, hot vegetable soups with bread at student prices. If you crave something sweet, they also offer crepes and cake.” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bistro-Shiraz/150442321660408
Café Shirin, €, Jüdenstr. 11. Oriental vegetarian and vegan food. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caf%C3%A9-Shirin/421228458045498
Café Botanik, €, Untere Karspüle 1B. “Persian dishes served in a renovated, small timbered house with snug lights.” http://alibaba-goettingen.de/cafe-botanik/index.html
Deutsches Theater Bistro, €€, Theaterplatz 11. “Pleasant place for small parties of 2-4 people. Reliably nice cuisine.” http://www.dt-goettingen.de/infos/haus/
Döner King, €, Weender Str. 90. “One of many places in Göttingen where you can try döner kebab. Definititely try it! And Panzarotti Pommes!” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Imbiss-D%C3%B6ner-King/152346868139150

Restaurants

Kleiner Ratskeller, €, Jüdenstr. 30. Traditional German food: “The kale with smoked pork chop, cabbage sausage and fried potatoes are just fabulous. Drink a dark beer and an aquavit with it. Sounds like the real Lower Saxony experience to me!” https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/Kleiner-Ratskeller/112598978801299
Zum Szültenbürger, €€, Prinzenstraße 7. German and Polish food, “Very German:  Big Schnitzel, potatoes and so forth. Very reasonably priced.” https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/Zum-Sz%C3%BCltenb%C3%BCrger/157539297600988
Gauß – Restaurant am Theater, €€€, Obere Karspüle 22/Theaterstraße. Gourmet restaurant.  “Reservation necessary. From 21:30 a fixed price three course surprise dinner – still pricey but excellent – call ahead, however.” http://www.restaurant-gauss.de
Salvatore Trattoria, €€, Italian Restaurant. “Excellent Italian Trattoria, better make a reservation.” https://de-de.facebook.com/Trattoria-Salvatore-G%C3%B6ttingen-199352730105937/
Ristorante Giordano, €€, Bunsenstraße 17. Italian restaurant. http://www.giordano-goettingen.de
Fellini, €€, Groner-Tor-Str 28. Italian restaurant. “Classic Italian cuisine: good pizza/pasta, cozy location.” Reservation needed – they are always totally booked after 19:00. http://www.fellini-goettingen.de
Maharadscha, €€, Gartenstraße 25, Indian restaurant. “Maharadscha: superb Indian food. Bigger parties should reserve in advance. Main course btw. €13-16.” http://www.maharadscha.com
Rani Dhaba, €, Goetheallee 2. Indian restaurant, “Decent and not very expensive Indian Food, also take-away, very few tables.” http://ranidhaba.de
Restaurant Potis, €€, Kreuzbergring 70. Greek restaurant, closed on Tuesdays. http://www.restaurant-potis.de
Hellas, €-€€ Kurze-Geismar-Straße 29. Greek restaurant. “Pleasant, reasonably priced, run by a friendly elderly couple.” https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/Hellas/167680563265146
Gaudi, €€€, Rote Straße 16. Mediterranean restaurant. “Expensive but excellent. Spanish touch. Also has a Tapas bar.” Reservation recommended. http://www.restaurant-gaudi.de
Z.a.K., €, Am Wochenmarkt 22. International. “Rustic restaurant with numerous dishes for a pretty penny – all named after popular movie classics!” https://de-de.facebook.com/zakgoettingen
Burgeria, €€, Jüdenstr 13a. Burger. “Great organic burger (vegetarian as well), relaxed atmosphere.” https://www.facebook.com/burgeriagoe/
Abessina, €€, Ritterplan 2. Ethiopian, Eritrean and vegetarian food, make a reservation http://www.afrikanisches-restaurant-abessina.de
Sambesi, €€, Wendenstraße 8. African Cuisine. “Sit under some palm trees and enjoy an exotic meal.” https://sambesi-goettingen.jimdo.com/

Vegetarian eateries

Abessina, Ritterplan 2. Ethiopian, Eritrean and vegetarian food, better to make a reservation! http://www.afrikanisches-restaurant-abessina.de
Shiraz, €, Burgstraße 24. “The bistro serves warm pita bread or sandwiches, and yummy, hot vegetable soups with bread at student prices. If you crave something sweet, they also offer crepes and cake.” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bistro-Shiraz/150442321660408
Café Shirin, €, Jüdenstr. 11. Oriental vegetarian and vegan food. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caf%C3%A9-Shirin/421228458045498
Maharadscha, €€, Gartenstraße 25. Indian restaurant. “Maharadscha: superb Indian food. Bigger parties should reserve in advance. Main course btw. €13-16. Also has vegetarian selections.” http://www.maharadscha.com/
Rani Dhaba, €, Goetheallee 2. Indian restaurant, “Decent and not very expensive Indian Food, also take-away, very few tables.” http://ranidhaba.de

Coffee shops

Balzac Coffee, €, train station & Kornmarkt 2. “Friendly stuff, tasty caramel macchiato!” http://www.balzaccoffee.com/kaffeebar-goe-bahnhof
Cron & Lanz, €€€, Weender Str. 25. http://www.cronundlanz.de
Kaffeehus, €, Weender Str. 87. “Coffee can be tasty and pretty!”. https://de-de.facebook.com/KaffeehusGoettingen/
Inti, €, Burgstr. 17. “Coffee shop with a Bolivian touch.”Pay for an extra coffee – that goes toward Wednesday afternoon get together with and for refugees, hosted by the Inti staff! http://www.cafe-inti.de
Dabi’s Kaffeestube, €€, Rote Str. 39. https://de-de.facebook.com/cafegoettingen
P-Cafe, €, Nikolaikirchhof 11. “Great for breakfast!” https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/P-Cafe/159089954119360
Viani, €€, Lange Geismar Str. 21. “Pastry, bread and food from Bella Italia!” http://www.viani-alimentari.de/
Birds, €, Nikolaistraße 8. “Lovely vintage interior design.” https://de-de.facebook.com/BirdsBistro/

Pastry places (Konditorei)

Cortes, Kurze-Geismar-Straße 27. Daily except Sunday from 10-18:00. “Excellent pastries, sweet and salty, range of coffees.”
Any bakery – of which there are many – will also have pastries and generally also coffee/tea.
Turkish Bakeries: 
Karadeniz (Angerstrasse 5), Yildiz (Lange-Geismar-Str. 26) and many more! Their opening hours Mo-Fr 7-20:00, weekend they open later.