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Rue General Leman 8 | 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
+32 2 230 25 00
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Very good bread, pastries and cakes; luxury breakfast; home-made chocolate. Down-side: horribly delicious and fattening.

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Thank NL606
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Called in for lunch and coffee. Ordered quiche for 3 and 1 omelette. All served with fresh salad. Good choice of dishes. Efficient and friendly service.

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Thank Brian J
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Never had an issue with service in Au Vatel, whether it is for takeaway or eating in. I regularly go for the soup which is always delicious, as are the cakes and pastries. Perhaps a little over-priced on some of the menu items (sandwiches or salads)

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Thank E M
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I pass by Vatel's colourful counter almost daily so I gave in to temptation a number of times, but it was only recently that I realised there's more to it than just cakes and pastries. The sandwiches have fresh, quality ingredients in interesting combinations, e.g. salmon+ apple slices+dill+sour cream sauce= amazing. Today we tried their lunch and the peas soup... More 

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Thank IrinaIulia
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Delicious quiches and so many flavour options to choose from. Very generous with quiche fillings. One piece was not quite enough, two is perhaps a little much. Great value for money, good coffee. friendly service. great location.

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Thank pinkbackpackkiwi
Dublin, Ireland
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193 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

this is a bit of an institution in place Jourdan, i always brought all my visitors here to have the little tart with fresh raspberries! simply yummy but there is so much more, The bread, the breakfast! a must if you are staying around this area!

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Thank ItalianinDublin
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

We ate here to avoid paying costly breakfast fees in our hotel. We ended up eating here both mornings of our stay. Staff were so polite, cakes looking amazing but we just had the breakfast deal with 2x croissants, orange juice & coffee. Lovely little fairy lit setting and great coffee. If I ever happen to be in that area... More 

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Thank Clarice W
Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

I ordered a breakfast option and I chose a tea (included in the breakfast formula), asking if I can have the fresh mint tea option. The garcon said is possible. In the end, I had to pay extra 90 cents for this flavour because in the menu is not mention the tea is just normal tea.It wouldn't be a problem... More 

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Belgium
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

Pastries are good, no doubt, and so is hot chocolate with chantilly cream, but they are way too expensive. Also, avoid sitting there to eat or at least ask for the price in advance, so you make sure what to expect.

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Thank Cristina1983
Brussels
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

We like this place very much and enjoy their treats and delicacies regularly. They do a fantastic range of patisserie and they are really a traditional patisserie of the type that's rare now; lots of heavenly cakes and little gateaux but also an excellent bread section. They have a cafe/restaurant area and do beautiful quiches and salads and probably other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue General Leman 8 | 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 230 25 00

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