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Books & Brunch

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Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 70 90 79
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The combination of different kinds of breakfasts, light lunches (salads...
The combination of different kinds of breakfasts, light lunches (salads, sandwiches and seasonal specials) and our used-book store create a relaxing atmospere.We like to surprise with tasty, healthy food. Organic and vegetarian options are always available. As for drinks : freshly ground coffee, latte, capuccino, fresh tea, homemade limonade and ice-tea....The books are a mix of all genres of non-fiction and fiction. English and French books are available too. We also supply free WIFI and charging points for your laptop, phone and tablet.See you in Books & Brunch ! We're open from Monday to Friday, 9-17 h. Closed during Belgian school holdiays.
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Modest on the outside, great on the inside

Great coffee at a very modest Un bruges like price. Quaint interior and mags in the loo to ease the pain of your poo. We didn't eat but the portions given to other patrons looked substantial. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Vivien S
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee at a very modest Un bruges like price. Quaint interior and mags in the loo to ease the pain of your poo. We didn't eat but the portions given to other patrons looked substantial. Highly recommended.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I stopped here because it sounds like a dream place. it has brunch AND it has books. It's just as awesome as it sounds. The food choices are plentiful and the food itself is amazing. We could hardly decide what to choose and were not disappointed. The staff are friendly and kind and the atmosphere is just... More 

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Harrogate
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We followed the advice from previous reviews and made a reservation. The cafe is a little gem. Hidden away. As soon as you walk in the door you instantly relax. The menu is full of home cooked delights. Portions were generous and the food delicious. We can not recommend this cafe enough,

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

After a freezing morning cycling I needed somewhere warm and cosy for lunch. His was that place! I'd recommend reserving a table as there aren't many and it's well used by locals. Really good lunch and the egg with my coffee was a nice touch and showed attention to detail. Serves breakfast & lunch. Waffles and pancakes after 2. Sadly... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Relax warm sfeertje met een boekje en een toffe mok thee of koffie. Late breakfast was overheerlijk! 1 van de beste eitjes die ik gegeten heb, met liefde klaar gemaakt. Zeker een aanrader! relax atmosphere with books and a cool mug for your coffee or tea. Late breakfast was just perfect there! One of the best eggs I have eaten.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We love books and breakfast. Food was delicious and the owner was very charming. Plus I bought a book. Discovered the place by Twitter and it should be in all the guidebooks. If you are in Bruges you should check it out. Great atmosphere. Popular and so I would recommend booking if going for lunch. I wish it was London... More 

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Ostend, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Oh wow! This tea place is just absolutely out of this world! Walls lined with books, books, books - all for sale, and you can also bring in your own second-hand books. Even in the toilet there were books - just heaven for a book-nut like myself! The gentleman serving us was extremely friendly and helpful. A cup op tea... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This place is really special. The breakfast of egg, delicious breads, croissant, fruit, yoghurt, jam, nutella, ham and cheese was my perfect breakfast. My only wish is that it was open weekends as we would have gone everyday!

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Birmingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place is so chilled out with super fresh ingredients and great menu choice. We had a healthy breakfast and a hearty breakfast which were both very nice and served with great coffee and lovely fresh orange juice. The breakfasts were great value for money, we can't wait to go back tomorrow as no where else compared for breakfast in... More 

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hove
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is an absolutely delightful cafe! The food is plentiful and delicious - freshly baked bread, preserves, - the orange juice is the best I've ever tasted and the coffee and hot chocolate are delicious. My trip to Bruges was worth it just to discover this place. The staff are really warm and friendly, it's spotlessly clean - a beautiful,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 70 90 79

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
  • Cuisine: Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan

Description

The combination of different kinds of breakfasts, light lunches (salads, sandwiches and seasonal specials) and our used-book store create a relaxing atmospere.We like to surprise with tasty, healthy food. Organic and vegetarian options are always available. As for drinks : freshly ground coffee, latte, capuccino, fresh tea, homemade limonade and ice-tea....The books are a mix of all genres of non-fiction and fiction. English and French books are available too. We also supply free WIFI and charging points for your laptop, phone and tablet.See you in Books & Brunch ! We're open from Monday to Friday, 9-17 h. Closed during Belgian school holdiays.
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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