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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
hidden gem

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Morgan Hill, California
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English first
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Morgan Hill, California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I'm in Leuven for a year studying my MA and I'm lucky because my faculty is directly beside DeWerf (literally 'the building site', a theme carried throughout). It's a very beautiful spot, both inside and out. The hot chocolate is my personal favourite - they give you a glass of hot milk and you have to mix the chocolate into... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went on a Tuesday noon for lunch with seven of us (four children). The food was good, but it was the atmosphere (and price) that blew me away. Friendly staff, beautiful patio, big menu and small prices. They also have menus in English, which is always helpful. 7 of us ate a filling lunch for 43 euros - which... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

De Werf is gives off special feeling because of their special decoration. It's very cozy and they have this special way to serve their dishes. For examples your sandwich will be served in sandwich box instead of on the plate. Of course, some dishes are served normally. This restaurant is very popular due to good quality of food and the... More 

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Blantyre, Malawi
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lunch with the city buzz all around you. Really enjoyed this little place, enjoyed the service and the company too. Nice lunch options!

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Nijlen, Belgium
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice chilli con carne and the hot chocolate milk is very good. Places are limited though, since this place is very popular for students to take their lunch or afternoon off.

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