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Books & Brunch

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Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 70 90 79
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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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
Most recent review
My kind of tea house!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Maaike F
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Ostend, Belgium
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Ostend, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is unique in every possibly way. The look, the feel, the service and the food. It's obvious from the minute you enter, that your stay here isn't meant to be rushed experience and in todays non-stop world, you should make the most of the opportunity. We called in for a coffee and stayed for over 2 hours! We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After finding this place on trip advisor, my friend and I decided to check it out for a leisurely brunch during our trip to Bruge. Such a great place, really cutesy environment and somewhere that it looks like the locals visit which is always a great sign. The hearty breakfast is an excellent option and really well priced at just... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Nice place, comfortable and good food. However, a very long wait and a 1l water bottle at 8.50€! Lots of books available for sale at good price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Such a cosy place for breakky or lunch- massive GF baguette with a range of options! Really friendly and helpful staff :)

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We only had coffee and tee here. It's the right place to go if you need a break from the busy streets full of tourists. Comfy furniture and cosy decoration, also great music selection. The staff was exceptionally friendly.

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Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This cafe /bookstore is a must . We went a tiny bit off the beaten track to find an oasis of calm, coffee, brunch and books. Wonderful chat owner about the joy of music new and old . A tin whistle player and a knowledge of Irish folk music , what more could you ask for . We had our... 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: Coffee Shop

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.

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