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“Champions League of coffee and chocolate!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tea-room De Proeverie

Tea-room De Proeverie
Katelijnstraat 6, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 08 87
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Ranked #70 of 549 Restaurants in Bruges
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Tea Room
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Description: Tea-room “De Proeverie” is an extension of the famous chocolate shop “chocolaterie Sukerbuyc” located opposite, on the same street. It serves cakes and chocolate fantasies all made on the premises by family recipes. No waffles, pancakes or ice, instead you can savor a whole range of exquisite cakes while enjoying a coffee break by light baroque music.
Tremelo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Champions League of coffee and chocolate!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Sukerbuyk family are chocolate and coffee specialists. A visit to their 'tea room' on Katelijnestraat is worth the walk, wherever you are staying in Bruges. Great authentic interior, the best of chocolate and coffee. You will feel spoiled! Even the waitress is friendly!

Visited September 2013
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devon
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“The best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Yet again we visited and had what I thought was the best coffee and chocolate in Brugges (they come together). The service is efficient, friendly; the coffee a great price for Bruges and the tea room is quirky.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Bit pricey, but when in Bruges...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you like chocolate, and want to sample some of Belgium's finest in a slightly different way, one of the less expensive ways is to have the Hot Chocolate special here. The chocolate comes from the Sukerbuyc shop directly opposite. You are served the hot milk, melted pure chocolate and a dollop of whipped cream and you literally do it yourself. You also get a couple of chocolate penny shaped samples as a matter of course, or you can get a selection of 'tasters'; about 10 small pralines and a few more pennies (handy for sharing as this is €6 alone).
One of these things you might feel you've just gotta do..

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Just delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This lovely cafe is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. The hot chocolate was delicious, it's nice to have 'proper' rich chocolate and creamy milk, not good for the waistline but a great holiday treat. The chocolates are to die for, very sweet so you couldn't eat too many, but this may be a good thing. It's a nice little touch that the chocolates are hand made in the shop across the road. Nice food/drinks and very good service.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Tea room de Proeverie (The "Testery") - coffee, chocolate heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

A small shop in Katelijnestraat surrounded by chocolate shops, beer stores and so on. Fantastic coffee, served with highest quality chocolates from Sukerbuyc across the street and wonderful tasting cakes - this is somewhere very special.

The shop is narrow and I _just_ managed to get a wheelchair in. Very, very helpful, pleasant staff who were prepared to move furniture to get me in. The apple cake was two slices - one portion - and enough for myself and my wife. Two or three cream filled chocolates and three chocolate disks - one dark, one white, one milk - came with my coffee pot, which was enough for two good sized cups of coffee without milk.

Not just for tourists - on the two occasions we went in, local families were also enjoying this. I would recommend this as the very best value for the quality you get.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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