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Callens Cafe

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Contemporary, Continental
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480, Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 647 66 68
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 10
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A matter of taste ...

I thought about trying it for my wife's birthday. I had booked in advance and we arrived rather early (about 7:30). Some drink party was going on making the overall ambiance very noisy and somewhat uncomfortable. When I asked for the booked table while there were plenty of tables available we were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I thought about trying it for my wife's birthday. I had booked in advance and we arrived rather early (about 7:30). Some drink party was going on making the overall ambiance very noisy and somewhat uncomfortable. When I asked for the booked table while there were plenty of tables available we were awarded with a table just next to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Best restaurant in Town ! Good food , excellent service , great atmosphere , nice people ... For a moment in couple or a party with friends!!! Highly recommended !

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I booked a table to celebrate my birthday with friends. We were placed next to the door almost going out, as the place was crowded. I booked long in advance and asked for a descent table. The service was poor, long waiting time. We asked for wine three times, at the end we finally received another bottle, but we were... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

RESTAURANT : trendy atmosphere, unfortunately too cold to enjoy the terrace tonight! SERVICE : very friendly. DISHES : Everything I ate (starter, main dish, dessert) was refined!!! Starter : Italian steak tartar; main dish : scampi with foie gras; dessert : zabaglione.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The food was good, but it was definitely not worth the waiting!! We were a group of 8 people. We arrived at 20:30h and our food (nothing fancy: salads, steak poivre, hamburgers...) was served at 22:25!!!! And then they forgot the sauce, and it still took them 10 more minutes to bring the fries.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I have been eating here many times, since the last 6 years as the company I worked for is situated on the top floors of the same tower building. This restaurant serves high quality bistro / mediterranean food. The guest are a mix of business and local Brussels people, mid to high end. The quality of the food and service... More 

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Bruges
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Looking for a restaurant with large choice, and even easily reachable via public transport (tram), you have it here. Based on the groundfloor of a business block, and shaped in a rectangle, table set-up and decoration OK. The menu card is a mix of everything (salades, fish, meat, ...) but especially recommendation for their hamburger variants, and 'tartare'. Staff was... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The decor is very chic and the food excellent value, with a good and realistically priced wine list. Great place for either a meal with friends or a business lunch. Staff are friendly but at busy times the service can be a bit on the slow side.

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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I spent a very nice evening and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Although it becomes crowded in the evening I had a well placed table for two and I was not bothered at all. For the foodl, we ordered products we love and which were very well prepared and with a nice presentation. A place to recommend.

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Antibes, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

A successful and fun evening with friends, nice decor, friendly staff, varied menu all culminating with dancing to good music. Good atmosphere, although I wouldnt recommend it for an intimate dinner as its gets pretty busy and noisy. Another good find in Brussels

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 480, Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 647 66 68

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 54
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Continental
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?