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“Very good, very reasonable breakfast”
Review of Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien
Ranked #7 of 28 Bakeries in Brussels
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed November 19, 2013

While strolling early in search of a breakfast place, we happened upon Le Pain Quotidien, which was just over a block from the Crowne Plaza. The atmosphere is comfortable and the staff efficient. The English language menu made things easy. The breads were delicious, fruit fresh and the coffee hit the spot. The scramble eggs were outstanding. We did not feel rushed and had a pleasant breakfast. We enjoyed it so much that we had a return visit the next morning.

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Le Pain Quotidien is a popular franchise in the States, and although I don't normally like franchises this one is a favorite of ours. So it was a pleasure to visit the original location, which delivered on its reputation of affordable high-quality food. The eggs and bread are extremely fresh, as are the fresh-squeezed juices. Pastries depend on your preference. The coffee is not bad, but if you ask for espresso or cappuccino that is not what you will get. Service is friendly and speedy, although you may need to be assertive to get condiments if you are at a small table. You can sit down to eat or purchase bread or pastries to take away. We ate here nearly every day!

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I had soup and sandwich here for lunch; the leek and potato soup was tasty. The bread was good and the smoked fish was delicious. It's a popular place for locals and tourists alike, so it gets busy.

Generally, Brussels is an expensive city so meals, even simple ones like soup and sandwich, can be expensive. One thing that can add to the cost is water. A carafe of water is given for free in many Europe cities, but we always had to buy bottled water even though tap water in Brussels is potable.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Le Pain Quotidien Galerie de la Reine
We stayed at the Radisson Blu – where the breakfast was expensive – so we tried Le Pain Quotidien for breakfast - good choice.
Fairly simple fare and small menu (It is after all a bread shop) – but quality of the food was excellent. The orange juice & coffee were excellent.
Service was reasonable and we were not rushed – a nice leisurely breakfast before battling with the rest of the tourists round Brussels. A good alternative to a hotel breakfast.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We decided to go to Le Pain for breakfast as our hotel offered it but at an extortionate price. What a fantastic decision it was to come here. One of the best breakfasts I have honestly ever had.

The place itself is very cosy and traditional with a brilliant feel inside. We opted for the 'Breakfast' off the menu which consisted of a hearty glass of Orange Juice, a coffee of your choice, a croissant, ciabatta, and sour dough bread. Everything was fresh, organic and tasted amazing. There are a selection of jams, marmalades and spreads on every table which are Le Pain's own brand. I especially recommend the four fruit jam, very nice indeed. The bread is served on a traditional wooden board instead of plates which is a nice touch. This all cost about 9 euros which is a great price for breakfast, right in the city centre, which fills you up.

Try this out, next time you are in Brussels, you won't regret it. We saw other Le Pains which looked a lot larger in size in the city, but this one on Dansaertstraat looked by far the best, as it is compact, traditional and full of locals.

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Thank Genk91
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