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$9 - $18
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Belgian, European, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.3 miles from Basilica of the Holy Blood
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for brunch on our second day in Bruges and it kept us going for the rest of the day! Fantastic menu with lots of interesting options, the food was delicious. The owner was also very friendly and helpful; they saw that we were...trying to plan our day and were kind enough to make some recommendations for places to visit.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely breakfast! I had amazing gluten free pancakes, which are always tricky - these were lovely. Several gluten free options. Kids had waffles - huge portions and reported to be very nice! Husband has an omelette on toast. All the food was really fresh, everything...seemed very clean and had a lovely atmosphere and great service. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

We visited this store while on an overnight visit to Bruges. The welcome was warm and friendly, helped by the staffs ability to speak English. The menu was fun and unusual but helped set the scene. The food was outstanding, some of the best breakfast/brunches...we have ever had. These included the waffles, both with fruit and maple syrup, and the bagels, with salmon. Drinks were also very nice and all at a reasonable price. Highly recommend hunting this place out. It’s only about 5-10 minute walk from the main central square but well worth the effort.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2022

Food is really good, nice omelettes. Cozy environment and great service. It can get a bit hot inside though. PS: English Language books are on the second floor.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

Stopped here for brunch, before visiting the city. Cozy and very nice place, extremely kind service and an original menu (really difficult the choice of a single dish!). As written in the menu, your order can take a bit to be prepared, but it totally...worths. In the meantime, you can enjoy a chat with your attendant(s) or read a book. You can choose between sweet breakfast treats or many savoury choices (full brunches, bagels, salads...) that work for lunches as well. We got an assiette with a selection of delicious Belgian cheeses (not easy to find elsewhere), originally served with grape (fresh and sultanas) and nuts, a classic but perfect fried egg, a big basket full of rich -and delicious- bread, butter and apricot compote. Everything was well composed, accurate and the ingredients have a high quality - you can taste it. Thank you for this perfect experience, the love in your dishes and your service can be felt and enjoyed. Absolutely recommended! 💛More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

This place is literally heaven for bookworms. There's a wilde range of books and you'll always find something you like. But don't just stop here for the books, please take your time and get something to eat as well. Their menu is great and everything...we've tried so far (visited multiple times already) was worth so much more than we paid. I usually get the bread with omelet and it is, without a doubt, the best bread I have eaten in my life. This place is a must visit when you are in Bruges.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 6, 2022 via mobile

We had a delicious brunch. The restaurant is adorable and we had a great experience. We are vegetarians, and they had several vegetarian options. They do warn you on the menu that food can take a while. Ours took over 40 minutes, so just beware...that this might not be the place if you’re looking for a quick breakfast.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

Ok, you might have to walk a little out your way to find this charming little cafe but I promise you it's well worth the effort. Quite simply, the most scrumptious breakfast in Bruges bar none. So good in fact that my wife and I...visited three times during our recent holiday. Oh, and bought one or two excellent books to take home.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

This place is spacious and has a unique vibe - walls lined with books and a tick sheet to order your food. Lots of home cooked choice and organic ingredients. Middle of the road pricing for Bruges. Good coffee, clean and lovely approachable owner.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022 via mobile

Nice place for breakfast, good choices on the menu with healthy options. Quirky place, full of books so different to the normal type eatery’s.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022

We accidentally came across this place and so glad we did. The staff were all super friendly, relaxed environment with delicious food. We had a toastie with 2 fried eggs and the most delicious omelette. We spent the rest of the trip trying to find...a breakfast as good!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

We went here for lunch and were thoroughly impressed with everything we had here. Lovely place with lots of books to pick up and read whilst you were there, very friendly staff and excellent service! I ordered one of the bagel options and it was...baked to perfection - but the show stopper was the Bresiliennetaart desert which was a special. It was so scrumptious and went down very easily, I wanted to take more home! Thank you for a lovely experience Books & Brunch - I hope I can come back one day!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 14, 2021 via mobile

Best breakfast in Brugge and fair prices!!!Everything was delicious!We had the waffles(oh dear lord) of our life🤟🏼❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥🙏🏼

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 12, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant had such a nice ambience and was really quirky, warm and welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious, great quality ingredients, perfectly seasoned and so so tasty. Best lunch I think I have ever had. Yum. Will definitely be returning on our next visit...next December.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021

Good and fresh breakfast, lots of books to read or buy them for a penny. Very friendly staff and. Nice choice, bread, waffels, the,...

Date of visit: September 2021
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