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Hogeschoolplein, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Ranked #32 of 281 Restaurants in Leuven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • French first
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English first
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

If you're in a hurry or even if you want to sit down and enjoy the city for a while - this is the place to be! It is frequently visited by students because it's located in the heart of Leuven and they offer basic food at a fast service & at low prices. Highly recommended! Take the chicken wrap... More 

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Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

De werf calls itself 'knabbel- en babbelcafe', a place where you can meet with friends to eat and chat. This is a good description of this place. I prefer to visit in summer or on a rather warm day so I can use the big terrace. Prices are reasonable. Cookie pie makes your teeth hurt from the extreme sweetness

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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is more a student place . Everything is basic, but for these prices you can't find something better and it's cosy ! For sure try out the terrace in the summer !!

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Leuven, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The best part of De Werf is its outside terrace, which is lovely in the summer. The food itself is OK and is served in a creative way. Not haute cuisine but a good restaurant for a quick lunch at a fair price.

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Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a great little cafe. Super location - sit out under the heater and the fairy lights, or sit in for breakfast, coffee in a flask and big hunks of bread. Good service with nice staff who recognise even the tourists on a second visit! Not great cuisine, but good basic food and very reasonably priced. It doesn't pretend... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you want delicious, uncomplicated food, served on prettiy, plastic plates and cups, this is really the most excellent place to be. The food ranges from pasta's to wraps and salads ...and anything else students like to eat outside on the large terras. Don't expect luxury but feel the atmosphere of your student days in the best possible way!

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Belgium
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Just like most students do, I look back to my frequent visits to De Werf with a smile. Especially a nice hot drink and a piece of petit beurre taart on a wintery afternoon, with a blanket on your lap... Great :)

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Bethesda, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

One of the best lunch addresses in Leuven, catering for students but also popular among locals. In summer the outside terras is fantastic and has lots of atmosphere. It is very big so you can always find a place to sit, sun or shade. The menu is very large and everything I've had here so far was very good, from... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We sat outside the restaurant and a very friendly chap was eager to take our order, the place was busy. After 10 minutes our food arrived, it looked good on the plates and the portions were good. If you want to eat at a white table cloth restaurant you are going to pay for it! This is a great place... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Got there around afternoon. A guy was just arranging some chairs and tables on the street. I asked him in English if I can take a place and he said yes. I waited and waited. Around me some other local guys got a seat and the order was taken quite fast. Meanwhile they looked at me, but they never came... More 

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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: Gastropub

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