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Van Ghent Sandwiches

Belgian, Sandwiches
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14 High St, Westerly, RI 02891
(401) 348-6026
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast in town

My wife and I enjoyed a nice late breakfast in downtown Westerly today. My wife had the vegetarian omelette with toast and I had the Belgium waffle. They definitely have the best waffle maker this side of Belgium. The food was prepare to perfection and the quality was very good. So get your eyes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Grayson, Georgia
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Grayson, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a nice late breakfast in downtown Westerly today. My wife had the vegetarian omelette with toast and I had the Belgium waffle. They definitely have the best waffle maker this side of Belgium. The food was prepare to perfection and the quality was very good. So get your eyes off your phone or tablet and... More 

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Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The word "sandwich" in the Van Ghent Cafe name might limit what you think is possible (always a bad idea). We came looking for breakfast (the sign offered coffee and crepes and Belgian waffles). We hadn't counted on such a wonderful experience. We met the chef/owner, who has gone to Belgium herself to update the original owners' recipes. The room... More 

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Westerly RI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Situated in beautiful down town Westerly fantastic Belgium waffles freshly made with vibrant fruits and it was the best I've ever had. The service was perfect for a breakfast lunch place. Very nice family owns it. I will be back soon and they serve Illy coffee, Berry Berry Belgian Waffle fantastic value they capture the atmosphere of Gent in Belgium

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Uk
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a lovely lunch here with the family. We all had sandwiches. My ruben was excellent. My daughter's grilled cheese and ham was also very tasty. The cost was modest and the service prompt and personal. I would come here again.e

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Exeter, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Van Ghent Cafe is our go-to breakfast (and occasionally lunch) spot). It is an adorable, quaint little place with fun, eclectic decorations. The food and service is always top-notch. It is always fresh and prepared to order. The owner, Ebba, puts her heart and soul into her work and it shows. Kathy always provides friendly service and is attentive... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I were visiting Westerly for the first time, for Virtu Art Festival in beautiful Wilcox Park; afterwards we decided to get a bite to eat, and came upon Van Ghent Cafe. What a wonderful, cozy place this is. Our waitress Kathy was very attentive and pleasant, and let us take our time and decide what we wanted... More 

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West Kingston, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Friendly staff and owner who care about their customers. Menu is a mixture of traditions and fun different choices. They are hard working and their love for the community shows in their conversations with their customers.

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Always a good bet to eat at Van Ghent. The best crepes in the state. All foods are excellent quality, a homy atmosphere and pleasant waitstaff and owner. Try it. You'll like it!!

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Bronx, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Although it's only open on Wednesday through Sundays, it is worth the wait. Their selection of crepes is great and their ingredients seemed fresh.

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Mystic, CT
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93 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Rarely are we in the Westerly area for breakfast but we were right downtown on an early Sunday morn and had a very good breakfast here. Fairly small place with what looked like just 1 waiter and the cook but they did well. Coffe was piping hot and freshly brewed, they refreshed our water glasses 5 or 6 times, their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 High St, Westerly, RI 02891
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Westerly
  • Phone Number: (401) 348-6026

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, Sandwiches
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?