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Desire de Lille

Schrijnwerkersstraat 16, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 233 62 26
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
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“waffles” (91 reviews)
“ice cream” (18 reviews)
“dough balls” (2 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Schrijnwerkersstraat 16, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I have been there twice in one week. Traditional decoration and traditional French/Belgian food, which is very good. Service a bit rude, but effective. They don't accept credit/debit cards, and YOU MUST PAY TO USE THE TOILET: this was the only downside at the end...More

Thank prrmra
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This place is famous for their waffles, but the food that they served is awesome as well!! A great place that I really miss...I would definitely want to go back for their food if I ever has a chance again!

Thank Sheryl_83
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Lively cafe full of locals and tourist. With the best waffles ever, they are light, crispy outside and softly warm inside. We also try their sandwiches, crepes and doughnut balls. I have to say that the doughnut balls were too oily for my taste, but...More

Thank yasmarie98
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Well served and friendly but having to pay to visit the bathroom when you have had consumptions is not really customer-friendly.

2  Thank ChristelLombaerts
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I had my breakfast there with family members. All the ordered sandwiches were a delicacy, simple but tasty. Didn't try it for lunch but I'm sure it'll be just as good.

Thank Fatemah A
Reviewed November 24, 2012

One of the THE places in old town to enjoy a light lunch or better still, one of their lovely desserts (baignets, waffles, pancakes, etc). Located conveniently one one of the side streets in the shopping heart of Antwerp. Can get fairly crowded on weekends...More

1  Thank golliwog17
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Serves waffles, crepes, pastries and ice cream. Right in the centre of town, a buzzy lively establishment with tables on the pavement, a spacious interior and a large open-air terrace at the back. The waffles were to die for! No breakfast tea, though, but the...More

1  Thank diana633
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Was various curious about the "Lacquemont" waffles. They were sweet, yes, but well worth a try. A wide range of Brussels- waffles, with toppings to suit your taste. Olliebollen were hot out the kitchen. Recommended for a breakfast or afternoon treat.

1  Thank LilyLily2012
Reviewed July 31, 2012

My husband and me we ate delicious food and a good "Solar Waffle". It is not very cheap but it is good.

Thank IpekKutbayGode
Reviewed July 26, 2012

The interior needs a big clean-up. The pancakes and the waffles are good. There's a lot of people inside which means a lot of noise and a long time to wait.

Thank globbetrot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schrijnwerkersstraat 16, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 233 62 26
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