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Van der Werff

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Steenstraat 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
0715130335
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A "City Cafe" that offers coffee, lunch, dinner, high tea. Has a terrace...
A "City Cafe" that offers coffee, lunch, dinner, high tea. Has a terrace, close to the central station.
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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy place by the canal.

We got here later than most people, but early by british eating times. Waiting staff not very attentive. We had burgers and they were very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
64Jazz64
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We got here later than most people, but early by british eating times. Waiting staff not very attentive. We had burgers and they were very good.

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Southampton
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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We did our usual trick when finding a dinner venue in an unfamiliar location, having just arrived - find a really popular place (on the basis that the locals will be a decent judge). To only just manage to get a table for two on a Tuesday evening (there was no live event taking place - it was just a... More 

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Munich, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had seen this nicely located place and read the menu but were undecided. One evening the live music drew us in. The place was filled with music fans standing around in the massive floor area. We elected to sit on the side at a table and ordered pub grub. I have the Kabeljou and chips which was fine. The... More 

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Paris, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went for a late dinner, and was intrigued by sitting outside and watching people go by. The food was average, e.g. hardly any dressing on the salad. Hard to catch a waiter for getting oil and vinegar, or the dressing. Not bad, not good. The patio is crowded on fine days, but don't assume this speaks for the quality of... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This restaurant was obviously discriminating towards Belgians. Firstly, they made us wait by the bar and tried to hand over our table without us noticing to an other group. Secondly, we waited for our main course for over an hour. People who arrived after us got their food before us while ordering the same dish! In conclusion, I have not... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went for a burger and some beers recently on a Sunday, mid afternoon, which turned into a bit of an evening. Sat outside initially and ordered a burger, thick, juicy, excellent, with good fries as well. The burg, fries and salad were very fresh when the plate hit the table. Service was very good. My friend and I didn't have... More 

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Stockholm
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Straight forward bar the inside, most likely a great patio in the summertime. Pretty good service, and ok bar selection in general. Burgers however were a way better than the average burger and certainly worth coming here for.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Popped in for a quick snack and drink on Sunday afternoon and the service was great. Immediately shown to a nice table over looking the street. Seeing there was a band on later that afternoon we came back for a really great soul band and were recognized by our previous server who, even though it was jam packed, found us... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Spent a lot of time when living in Leiden, staff always welcoming and the food was was always great.

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Vancouver, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were recommended to this restaurant and it's burgers. The service is slow, partly because it is busy, but also people seem to be laissez fair approach. Ask for your burgers well done if you expect that, if not juicy red. Food is well presented, hot and tasty. Not cheap but normal for here, beer and wine expensive as well.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Steenstraat 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 0715130335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch

Description

A "City Cafe" that offers coffee, lunch, dinner, high tea. Has a terrace, close to the central station.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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