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Cafe des Spores

Chaussee d'Alsemberg, 103-108, Brussels 1060, Belgium
025341303
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Ranked #371 of 2,310 restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had dinner on a Friday evening. First time we went back since change of formula.The food was excellent. Also original beer list, good wines and very friendly service. We will come back!

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Bruxelles
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A good restaurant with excellent service, a rare thing in Brussels. Affordable and original if you like mushrooms, we will definitely come back. Good value fixed price menu.

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Sterrebeek, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you're looking for a different food experience, this is a perfect place to go. The chef manages to create very fine dishes in front of your eyes, even though cooking in certainly one of the smallest kitchens in town. He definitely transforms mushrooms and makes you eat them like you never ate them before. Don't forget to try the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Cafe des Spores is a very special, mushroom-themed restaurant. Unpretentious, friendly and only 35 Euros for a unique and delicious four course meal. The waiters are kind and attentive but also very busy and actually jog to deliver dishes and drinks so at times it can be hard to catch one. There is a lot of time between each course... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The food is good and prices are reasonable. However 1. the place is small thus the size of the tables has been reduced to a minimum, 2. the service is very slow (at best). The cook some of the dishes in front of you and just have the possibility to cook two at a time. Thus, you need to be... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

luckily we ordered a bottle of delicious wine, so at least one thing was right in the whole dinner. -Food: we wanted to order a la carte, as we wanted to try dishes not included in the daily menu. We ordered 4 dishes (2 appetizers, 2 main courses) and the dimension was incredibly small, so while waiting for the last... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The food was great, the wine was great (though expensive) and the place was great. But the service is really poor, which almost spoiled our evening. We speak French, but it's clear we're not native, which unfortunately didn't make the waitresses speak a tad slower to explain to us what we were eating. Dishes were more or less "thrown" on... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

As the title said it: it's about "spores" which are the "seeds" of the mushroom. It's thus all about mushrooms. You can eat like "tapas" or take the menu (we had choosen for the menu) which is all based on mushrooms obviously.Even the dessert was prepared with mushrooms. And ... it's so tasty !!! Try it ! Nice wines too... More

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Ames, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I love mushrooms. The restaurant is a little out of the way but it was fun to walk through residential Brussels. The dishes at Cafe des Spores were interesting and delicious. We especially liked the foie gras mushroom creme brulee. The service was slow; the kitchen is open so you can see that the chef working away, all by himself.... More

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San Francisco, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

But more on that later. One of us is really into mushrooms, so we had to try this place. We both were a little underwhelmed. It's an atmospheric neighborhood restaurant full of Belgians and not tourists. That means they don't have an English menu, but they'll do their best to explain it in the best English they can muster (which... More

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