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“Totally Overrated....”
Review of Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien
Ranked #8 of 26 Bakeries in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We arrived to Brussels at 6am in the morning and were heading for an early breakfast. From what I have read before here, this place looked the perfect one, considering that at his hour of the day there are almost no other options to dine elsewhere. The price is very high comparing to what you get : a small basket with few pastries, boiled egg, spreads (which are really unique and varied, more then 20 different spreads, inc. speculoos, rhubarb, white chocolate, four berries etc.) , coffee and we we added a mosley . all in all we paid 20 Euros which definitley wasn't worth it.

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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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Thank SPfromTampa
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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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Thank matthiashess
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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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Thank My_Aunt
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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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Thank GOMCP
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