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De Werf

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Pub, Gastropub
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Hogeschoolplein | Hogeschoolplein, 3000, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
very good value for money

Great to just sit on the beautiful terrace and have a very good filter coffee with cookies or a nice lunch. Also cozy in the evening for dinner or just to have a beer. Very good value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Elisabeth D
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Leuven, Belgium
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Leuven, Belgium
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to just sit on the beautiful terrace and have a very good filter coffee with cookies or a nice lunch. Also cozy in the evening for dinner or just to have a beer. Very good value for money.

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Thank Elisabeth D
Leuven, Belgium
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Great place to have a lunch, especially on the great terrace. The wraps are awesome and the coffee deals are perfect.

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Thank Midas d
Giulianova, Italy
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Nice place, for students, friendly atmosphere, fast service. Very good wraps. For a quick lunch, and very cheap. Nice terrace recommended in the summer.

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Paarl, South Africa
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Unpretentious, budget friendly food in an informal restaurant frequented by students. It was a great experience!

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Thank SABlackburns
Leuven, Belgium
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Being in a student area you look for cheaper places. If you're into salads, sandwiches, wraps and so, De Werf is the place to be! Their salad with apples, bacon and honey is my favourite. Everything is served in a very rustic way (think colourful plastic cups, lunch boxes, small paper cups for dessert, plastic trays instead of plates...) which... More 

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Thank Fethora
Leuven, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I was a regular customer and was recomending it, but we did visit the place with a group and the owner was very unfriendly. Ok, a full place with a group is never easy to handle but you can still keep on smiling and we had no issue to wait a bit. Food was indeed good and remain good, but... More 

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Thank Michael D
Herent, Belgium
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ideal for some great food when you're on a low budget. Portions are huge, food tastes great, big variety of foods! A lot of students come here, but also other people are welcome. They have a very nice and cozy terrace.

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Thank Serazy
Leuven, Belgium
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Close to centre, on relatively quiet square. Justifiedly popular, can get crowded. Sit outside if weather permits, but also lots of place inside. Very nice salads. Simple good quality food at reasonable prices. Swift and friendly service. Great for lunch but open throughout the day (though not on weekends).

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Thank WalterL1956
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The food is not super delicious, but its cheap and that's a nice change of pace from most places in Leuven. The waiters and waitresses were adorable and the outside seating area was beautiful. Also the service was incredibly fast.

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Thank Morgan M
Antwerp, Belgium
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food in De Werf is not the best of Leuven, that's for sure. But you have to be aware that this is really a student or lunch spot. In summer it is great to sit on their terrace while little lights in all colours shine over the place. Their chocolat cake is famous among students, as are some of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hogeschoolplein | Hogeschoolplein, 3000, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 12:00 am

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