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“Needs a makeover” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BENELUX CAFE

BENELUX CAFE
402 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605
919-900-8294
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Ranked #110 of 1,129 Restaurants in Raleigh
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Belgian, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Benelux Coffee is Raleigh Roasted. We started roasting our beans in small batches specifically for our cafes. The original Benelux opened on the East Side of Downtown Raleigh in 2010 with just coffee and tea on the menu. By early 2011, Belgian Wafels were added and became a huge success. We started baking most of our baked goods and creating sandwiches at our Alexander Family Y.M.C.A. Location in 2012. Now we're preparing to open our Cameron Village location for this December. Our passion is to bring a little piece of the Benelux countries to Raleigh, NC. Fresh Coffee, made to order Belgian Wafels, Belgian-style Biers, and a gathering for Cyclists is what we love. Cheers!
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Needs a makeover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The coffee was awesome, tried the king and queen favorites and it was more than satisfying. Unfortunately we came at 6ish and we couldn't try the waffles... Sadness. The place is cozy but a makeover is necessary to at least portrait the great coffee that is served here.

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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Clouds in my coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Best coffee in Raleigh. Benelux roasts their own coffee and serves it up w/ some great pastries, muffins and waffles! In historic downtown city market, be sure to check them out!

  • Visited December 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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Salem, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Too slow for a repeat visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Not sure if we just hit it at an off time, but there was a reasonable number of people in line (not crazy out-the-door lines) but the wait was over 20 minutes in line just for two large (plain) coffees (the waffles were yet another 10 minutes).

The coffee was core of the sun hot, and very, very delicious. Flavorful, rich, and smooth. While the waffles were delicious too, they were overly smothered with syrup and butter for my personal taste. I felt the waffles were drowned too much to really be appreciated.

The interior of the shop was charming and there are two tables outside, which made for a nice place to sit. It's a cute section of town, and it made for a nice place to stroll with a coffee.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“The King!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Just go, get a king, sit outside and enjoy the fresh air! We go to this place for espresso every time we are in Raleigh.

  • Visited September 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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Buies Creek
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10 restaurant reviews
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“Great Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Such a neat place! Benelux is in a great downtown location. My husband and I love all of their waffles and unique "breakfast" type dishes (which are served all day). We have never had a quiche of the day we didn't like. The cafe also has great drinks.

  • Visited September 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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