Someone would call it a canteen, we call it a restaurant. And we were so excited about it we gave it even its own name found via employee contest: EWEREST. It connects the abbreviation of our company name and reminds the name of the world´s highest mountain which is exactly how we position ourselves – we are aiming as high as possible.
It still feels new but already, except being a place for breakfasts and lunch, is a place for a number of informal meetings which, without any effort, solved our crisis with an always insufficient number of meeting rooms (as you might also know from your experience in other companies).
Delicious, healthy food with very reasonable prices gives us all a great reason to visit the restaurant usually a couple times a day.
Apart from a cozy atmosphere, we are using this place for watching sport events, spending some time with our kids in a kids corner if we need to have them in the office, informal employee gatherings with a piano playing and when we need to relax, a comfortable couch with a big screen and PS4 (why did it take so long to get a PS4?) or a football table is ready to serve our needs.
Wouldn´t it be too much for just a “canteen”?