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Le Cirio

$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, Bar, European
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Rue de la Bourse 18-20, Brussels 1000, Belgium
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took the recommendation from a guide book and saw that it was close by and dropped in for coffee then followed the suggestion. Coffee was good at hit the spot and the 'Half & half' was great compromise ie sparkling and still wine 50/50. Plainly a popular spot for this alone and it was cheaper than the coffee! Popular... More 

Thank Beverley H
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located near the famous Grand Place and next to the bourse, a bar where time seems to have stopped in the early 20th century. A good selection of beers.

Thank JordiFers
Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you enter this amazing place, you will feel like you are in the time loop. Location is excellent so the place is vivid with calming energy full of hospitality. Traditional bar with the beautiful art nouveau interior, has a facade dating from 1909, located just next to Bourse you really feel like you are trapped in the time loop... More 

Thank Jovana S
Lewes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic bar/cafe. Good choice of Belgian beers at reasonable prices and professional, efficient service. The interior oozes with history,it can't have changed in 100 years and it's easy to imagine slipping back in time. I wouldn't recommend the food (the croque monsieur was poor quality), but this place is a must visit when in Brussels for a drink. Always... More 

Thank stevetlewes
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103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

It is a delight to stop at Le cirio for a drink. It is a fabulous art deco cafe with wonderful wait staff. Just sit and watch the world go by. The Drinks list is robust with many of the best locals available. The prices are quite reasonable too.

Thank I2925GRstepheng
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Everything about this place exudes style of a bygone era. It's become a regular meeting point for a drink or two before heading of to a preferred restaurant as it's so central (just off the Grand Place). Beer selection is better than average offering a reasonable choice in Belgian beers and some popular easy to drink lagers. Food selection is... More 

Thank DWHM1965
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128 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Went here for our first lunch in Brussels... And am glad we did! Ordered for a salad and vegetarian cannelloni and some local tap beers. The quantity and quality were both really really good! The cannelloni is one of the best I've had in a long long time! The salad was super fresh and nicely seasoned. The staff was extremely... More 

Thank Jai B
Antwerp, Belgium
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

This little cafe, on the side of the Bourse, is a gem. You have to visit! It will be one of the last I think for service and quality from the days when you really did get something for your euro! It has a terrace but the inside of the cafe is decorated in old wood with brass and mirrors.... More 

Thank Libro15
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174 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Stopped for coffee on our second last day in Brussels after shopping for Belgian chocolate gifts. This was an authentic Belgian cafe and we had wonderful great coffee and table service with a smile! Quiet spot not far from the Grand Place and we could people watch and talking be heard easily!

Thank mickfromoz
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88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Very beautiful fin de siecle resto/café, Equally great on the terrace for a drink or inside the untouched interior

Thank mick_se11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, Bar, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Bourse 18-20, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 025121395

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