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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Excellent snack-bar for meeting friends

I love sitting outdoors in this place. It has a very good service, very tasty snacks and alternative decoration.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
19Maria85
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Leuven, Belgium
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Leuven, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love sitting outdoors in this place. It has a very good service, very tasty snacks and alternative decoration.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This restaurant is located close to a lot of auditoriums, so you'll likely to encounter a lot of students here at any given time. Especially on nice days this place is packed! Although it's okay to sit outside when the weather's decent enough. Come here for a quick drink (their homemade fruit ice tea or their hot chocolate are delicious!)... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I love this place! However, the "De Werf goes Italian" experience was a cold shower! The expectations (perhaps too) high after reading that Italian star chefs would prepare low cost "delicatessen". We ordered the menu: (1) a simple plate with bits and pieces of cheese and meat, (3) a bowl of watery pea soup with loads of bread, (3) a... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you want no nonsense good Belgian food with friendly service at a normal price ? Come here. this is a typical uncomplicated restaurant where you can come for a quick bit or spend some time with friends. Food is always good and plenty of choice. PS: I love to sit here outside in the summer. Some sun mixed with... More 

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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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10 reviews 10 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?