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Reviewed January 21, 2020

The Shack is a good bagel cafe near to the Red Star museum and the MAS museum in Antwerp. It is quite small, with around half a dozen tables. The menu has a large choice of bagels and fillings which are made to order by...friendly staff who provide personal service. While there is a choice of types of bagel, they had run out of some when we were there. The quality was good and the food was cheap. 4 bagels cost us 23 Euros. Unusuay for Belgium, tap water was available free of charge.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Staff are completely overwhelmed, but taking orders blindly without warning to clients. One hour wait for one bagel.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

As a New Yorker by adoption, I’m always on a quest to find a decent bagel. This small cafe bakes them on-site, offers quite a few menu options, offers free WiFi, and couldn’t be in a better location if you are visiting the MAS or...The Red Star Museum, located about 30 seconds from the #7 and #70 trams. I had a bagel sandwich and coffee; both were really tasty and good. The ambiance is nice too, intimate, but not crowded. It’s the kind of place you can spend a decent hour, a little less rushed than some of the other neighborhood dining spots, it’s very reasonable, As my friends and I left to leave, the owner told us that he wanted to replicate a good New York bagel—and he did!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We found this our first day of trip & came back again as we loved the food. We had the salmon & cream cheese bagel & brie, honey, walnut & avocado bagel with coffees. We sat outside in the sunshine. The ladies in the shack...were lovely & friendly. Do come here for great tasting in frills foodMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Very happy with the service, food made with love and service is flawless. If you want to place a big order for a group, order early enough before lunch as the place gets crowdy around 12-13h. Wich is a good sign ofcourse! They serve Fresh...Ethiopian coffee on Fridays.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

I stopped here after walking around Antwerp and was looking for something to eat and drink. It was quite quiet when I visited and the wait for my food and drink was fine. I had the smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel which also included...chives and lettuce and I was given a choice of bagels which makes this something different to other places.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

The only reason for me visiting this restaurant is it’s close proximity to my apartment in Antwerp. On multiple occasions visiting here I have been subjected to awful customer service. Many times the bagels and coffee take over 30 minutes to come out, even when...the shop isn’t particularly busy (other reviews seem to back this up), and on more than on occasion they have brought out the wrong order, or forgotten my order completely. Upon the last visit to this bagel shop, I had enough “loyalty” points for a free “special” bagel. When I tried to order one of the bagels I was informed that even though I was ordering a special bagel, I couldn’t have that one, as it was “too expensive”. When I tried to challenge this, I was informed by a member of staff that that it “wasn’t her problem”. Now that I have used my loyalty points I won’t be coming to this bagel shop again.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t tried The Shack in Antwerpen for a bagel sandwich you don’t know what you’re missing! My husband and I love to pre-order online and pick up our lunch there at least once or twice a month. They have something for everyone but...we love the grilled chicken or tuna bagels. Service is always with a smile and they even remember we don’t like onions! Actually they know our favorites too! Nice place to eat in too if you are out and about and get hungry.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Good location, close to the MAS museum, is the only good thing I’ve managed to notice so far. Apparently it takes 40 minutes to bring coffee and tea with a bagel and croissant. No vegan options. In the cafe it smells like something burnt constantly,...bad ventilation. Disappointed 😔More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Victoria Z, Управляющий at The Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Dear Elisar, We are really sorry for your bad experience! You can always make your own vegan bagel from the fresh ingredients that we offer in our salad bar (it is also on our website). The service is usually very fast(what happened on the day...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Love, love, love the tuna melt on the pumpkin seed bagel. Convenient online ordering for lunch pickup or nice dining in. Friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2017
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