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Books & Brunch

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Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan
As featured in Best Food in Bruges
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Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 70 90 79
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, 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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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
Best brunch in Bruges!

We came across this restaurant on Trip Advisor. We made a reservation for 3 people via email for the next day. When we arrived the server said reservations were for only 2 people. He looked at the email again and apologized and immediately seated us at a table. The food was the best we had all of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We came across this restaurant on Trip Advisor. We made a reservation for 3 people via email for the next day. When we arrived the server said reservations were for only 2 people. He looked at the email again and apologized and immediately seated us at a table. The food was the best we had all of our 3 days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went here for brunch & got to organic and hearty breakfast! Boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed his, as did I! Friendly service and quirky cute interior! Would definitely go again! Good choice of food & all tasty & well presented :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Lots of choices, great service, healthy breakfast option is wonderful as is the sunny side eggs, bacon and rolls with jams. Would go there every day if staying longer in Bruge. Fantastic find!

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Teramo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I loved this place so much that we came back twice to have breakfast here. Beautiful place, I took so many pictures that the guy there started looking at me in a weird way. Let's explain what is this place. It's a little isle in Bruges, far away from normal routine and everyday life. You enter this place and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As the title reads, it is indeed a hidden gem. The food is great, the coffee is great and the atmosphere is amazing. You can pick any book or magazine to read while sipping that warm cup of coffee. What a brilliant idea. I absolutely love the place and will most definitely go there again if I visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great quiche lunch. Chilled out place away from the crowds. You can sit for ages without pressure, pick up a book or just watch through the windows with a Flemish cappuccino or their own homemade lemonade. Just lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Went there after reading all the reviews on trip adviser. It is worth the short walk out the centre for a breakfast or lunch. Great service and great food all set within a welcoming and cosy atmosphere. Recommend trying the salads, big in size and big In flavour!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We went here following reviews on trip advisor. A little out of the centre but only a few minutes walk and I cannot recommend it enough. Quirky decor surrounded by books, could sit there all day on a comfy sofa with a coffee. However then you would be missing out on one of the best salads I have ever had,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Sandwiches are good, Coffee was very good. Service was best and place is nice (5-10 minutes by walk from center).Price of meal is acceptable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place is a bit out the way but worth finding. It offers a small range of breakfast and lunch items plus a few specials. All the lunch items the five of us chose were well present and well executed. Salads and sandwiches are good sized portions. The coffee was very good also.

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Additional Information about Books & Brunch

Address: Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 70 90 79
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
Cuisine: Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan

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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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