We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Faja Lobi Cafe

vlaanderenstraat 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 55 33
Improve this listing
Ranked #284 of 501 restaurants in Ghent
Price range: $15 - $31
Most recent review
- May 15, 2014
Restaurant details
Write a Review

16 reviews from our community

56% Recommend
    3
    6
    4
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
UK
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Owned by the same people as the Faja Lobi B&B, this is more than a cafe, with some decent food - mostly Creole, and some nice looking Indian dishes. Chicken satay was moist and tender, excellent sauce - made in-house, rather than bought in. Fish creole was also very good, and the wine was good. Very fairly priced, and friendly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ghent, Belgium
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I came to this restaurant after I heard many good reviews about it. I was disappointed with my dish. It was served super hot, steam coming out, with a smell of overcooked chicken and soaked in a sauce which tasted bland. It seems they are rushing in the kitchen, cooking everything on high temperature, and don't spend enough time to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I don't know what the other reviews are talking about. We were served a GIGANTIC bowl of delicious soup and rice, a massive, filled-to-overflowing sandwich that was enough for the two of us, tea and coffee with free cake on the side, and all by one wonderfully cool woman running the shop by herself. The cafe is comfortable, has a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tournai
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

First impression was a bit negative but after all, the Faja Lobi restaurant turned out to be a great place with a laidback atmosphere. Young people getting in and out give the place kind of a backpackers feeling. Two friendly Surinam guys took care of the orders. We had great and typical meal soups (with fresh bread) for only 4... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I didn't stay there but the cafe has a cheap, delicious and varied breakfast, both hot and cold food, that is open early hours and also has free wifi

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belgium
Top Contributor
306 reviews 306 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Not a nice place if you're after quality and class.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
DC
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

A nice spot, but not one I'd race to...still, as most places in Belgium, you get to linger at your table, and as an American used to waitstaff impatient to flip a table? This is a big plus..Still, I would not go out of my way for this one."

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

Good price/quality, South American kitchen, Creole style.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2008

De max! Zeer vriendelijke bediening!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Faja Lobi Cafe also viewed

Ghent, East Flanders Province
Ghent, East Flanders Province
 
Ghent, East Flanders Province
Ghent, East Flanders Province
 

Been to Faja Lobi Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Faja Lobi Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing