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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, 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
Always enjoyable

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 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 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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Leuven, Belgium
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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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Leuven, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I've been there a couple of times following the advice of local students for a tea and a dessert. They have a nice selection of teas. Desserts are big and could be shared by two people :) The interior is simple, but nice. It is always full of students. There is a lot of space both inside and outside.

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Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A wide variety of snacks, fantastic wraps and chowders, delicious hot choclate, and desserts. What more can you ask? How bout friendly service and very good prices? Well, De Werf has it all! Definitely a must while visiting Leuven...

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Leuven, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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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?