This location is a little off the main tourist streams, which is refreshing indeed.
But 17€ for salads and 12€ for sandwiches really shied us away from eating lunch here.
The portions didn't look too big either. Nevertheless the quality of coffee and cake we ended up having was excellent, I wouldn't cool an apple tarte in the display cabinet though.
One fact after having read raving reviews which made me go there in the first place just simply let me down: I didn't agree on the prices being cheaper than the rest in Bruges (especially for it being an off-site location). It's just the town, I guess - for me it's shockingly exorbitant compared to the rest of Belgium that I had travelled!
As many mentioned before: yes indeed, this is a very nice, lovingly arranged and decorated
café and resto/bistro. I think the lunch or brunch menu didn't really have to offer something seasonal or properly cooked though - it overall lacked something extraordinary, some "finesse" to live up to the hype - so did the book selection.
I didn't like the fact that I had to go inside to order for the two tiny tables outside.
The owner and I didn't really harmonize, you could tell we wouldn't be the best friends spot on, which always takes two people, I guess. Yet he ended the job professionally: fair enough on his part. Don't get me wrong: it's nice there and very clean (bathrooms A+), maybe just a little too polished overall.
(Since we only had coffee and cake, my evaluation on food is respectively based on those only)
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