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De Werf

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Hogeschoolplein, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Atmosphere is wonderful

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Morgan M
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is by far one of my favourite places to eat in Leuven! It's pretty cheap so don't expect high cuisine, but if you like tasty food in big portions, especially if you love deserts (I do!) then you're going to love this place. They serve their food in lunch boxes and thermos cans and if the weather is nice,... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Don't miss the food here, quirky, friendly home cooking at really great prices. Portions are huge. Thermos of coffee. hot chocolate where you melt your own chocolate and a choc mousse to die for. Sit in or out and if it drops cool they have lovely fleecy blankets to wrap up in - fantastic. Not open Saturday and Sunday so... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There is always a ton of people eating and drinking at De Werf. It is often hard to get a seat. The atmosphere is crowded, but still quite cosy and the food is pretty good and not really expensive. The desserts are especially nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A perfect place to enjoy inexpensive summer evenings. The menu has a lots of options for drinks. Portions of food are also quite good. The staff was very cheerful giving the place a positive and happy ambience!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The beer was great and the food plentiful and tasty...this place is basic but brilliant with inexpensive hearty food. The salads are huge and the pastas generous too. Five of us ate here and enjoyed food and beer in basic surrounds soaking in the student atmosphere and the pretty square that the cafe opens on to. This is a must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Might be a little hard to find but worth the search. On a nice warm sunny day outdoor seating is tough to find a seat but folks don't 'picnic' here as the sign says so the seats open pretty quickly. Reasonable prices, good food. Locals and students fill this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The main draw is the location - a small quiet square, tranquil and lovely away from the centre and its lined tables outside. The food is mediocre (pasta is supposed to be al dente, no?) service slow (how long does it take to open a pack of tortilla chips, dump a few of them in a bowl and spoon a... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Whenever the weather is good, the terrace is the best place to sit, quiet and still inside the city center. even if it is not that hot, you get a fleece to keep you warm on the terrace. Food is simple but very good taste and FRESH!

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Additional Information about De Werf

Address: Hogeschoolplein, Leuven 3000, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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