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Grand Cafe Brinkmann

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Dutch, European, Contemporary, Bar, Gluten Free, Cafe
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Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3111
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice large terrace with fast service. Had the stuffed mushrooms and a couple of drinks. I definitely will return to try the mussels as they were served appropriately.

Thank Rachid A
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After all of the great reviews, we weren't very impressed. They were out of fresh mint tea, so we ordered regular tea with apple pie. The apple pie was served cold.

Thank DarcyDwy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Grand Cafe Brinkmann for a couple of espresso's and croissants. The croissants were fresh and warm served with strawberry jam. Very nice. Service was good, wait staff was very pleasant and allowed us to just sit and warm up. Interior of the cafe was very historical and had a cost feel to it. They had wifi... More 

Thank Sailingalbvi
Monterey, California
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

For the price we paid for breakfast, we expected more. The cafe delivered average food and beverages, but nothing that would leave a lasting impression.

Thank _simply_my_2_cents_
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Although this place has the best spot on the Grote Markt (Market square) their staff is rather client-unfriendly; somehow the staff just does not seem to realise what a great place they work and that they should show that. Menu is ok, but no fantasy which I find very odd as the competition in Haarlem is rather fierce. All in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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258 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

My wife and I stopped here for lunch earlier in the week. We both had the excellent and healthy Brinkmann sandwiches that filled us up for a reasonable price. We sat outside and enjoyed the magnificent setting. Definitely a place that we would return to.

Thank John16752024
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Everything was excellent besides of the busy kitchen and the busy waiters. But it was sunny Saturday in May, so everybody went here and it was full of people at the terrace, but quite a lot of space inside. The staff gave us some juice as an excuse and was really trying to help. A+ for the staff and the... More 

Thank Oleksandr G
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Wonderful position to watch the world go by, but rather inexperienced waiting staff did not help with our choice and when the food came it was very ordinary - as my wife said, I could have done better!

Thank SouthCerney
Tappahannock, Virginia
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496 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Just the place to soak up the local scene and enjoy a decent lunch and a glass of wine. Ordered the smoked fish salad which was beyond expectations - so good! My partner gas burger and fries and we exchanged treats to one another from our respective dishes. Comfortable chairs, shade under the trees, great service, great view of the... More 

Thank northernneckinn
Ancona, Italy
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328 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The position is fabulous and the building looks wonderful. but on the day I went it was badly let down by obviously inexperienced young staff. Perhaps they were part-timers - students? - brought in because it was a national holiday ("Freedom Day") when the regular staff had the day off. Anyway, an unpleasant experience.

Thank ELear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $21
Dutch, European, Contemporary, Bar, Gluten Free, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 23 532 3111

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