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Faja Lobi Cafe

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vlaanderenstraat 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 55 33
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Quite tasty

You don't come here because it's quite and cosy, you come here for the cheap food. The taste is just lovely, and the foreign cuisine is always a fun idea to go to with friends. Ideal for a quick bite: even when it's budy, they serve super fast!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Ghent, Belgium
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I tried to eat here, but after the 3rd attempt I gave up! First time I called to reserve a table, but they told me that didn't accept reservation because the kitchen was closed (even if the website gave another timetable). Second time I arrived at 21:00 (no kidding I've checked my phone while entering), and as kitchen closes at... More 

Thank Zilv
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

You don't come here because it's quite and cosy, you come here for the cheap food. The taste is just lovely, and the foreign cuisine is always a fun idea to go to with friends. Ideal for a quick bite: even when it's budy, they serve super fast!

Thank celidelo
Level Contributor
102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Stuck in a slightly awkward part of town with tired, hungry children I hesitated before venturing in based on the mixed reviews, well I certainly didn't hesitate on the second visit! The food and staff on each occasion were perfect. Meze, sandwiches, cocktails and juices were all exactly as desired and the babies ate every last bit. And the young... More 

Thank Woodabell
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stumbled across this fantastic restaurant whilst meandering through the back streets of Ghent. The food was delicious with amazing flavours, the service was friendly and it had a chilled atmosphere. This little place was definitely the highlight of our valentines weekend away.

Thank sharon w
Sebastopol, California
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wonderful homey cafe just a short walk from Korenmarkt. Extensive menu of coffee drinks, teas, lemonades, beers and wines. Huge sandwiches -- 12 inches seeded role created with about a dozen "insides". The salmon was wonderful. The bacon and fried egg was huge. The lentil and the cassava soups were gigantic servings and so tasty, served with a fresh Kaiser... More 

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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We tried a chicken and a vegetarian dish, not knowing what to expect, and both were superb. Tasty, well cooked and very reasonably priced. Good choice of beer and deserts as well. We were there early evening, so not so busy.

Thank cloverScotland
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had flagged this place to try and then stumbled upon it on a rainy afternoon. It looked so inviting with candles everywhere (even though it was only 2pm). It added to the relaxed, cosiness of the place. Plenty of regulars there, along with a few of us tourists. There is quite a choice of food and our portions were... More 

Thank RedDeePh
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank Rower
Ghent, Belgium
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Thank Masha H
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: vlaanderenstraat 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 223 55 33

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31


Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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