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“Delightful restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tearoom Carpe Diem

Tearoom Carpe Diem
Ranked #2 of 27 Coffee & Tea in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian, European, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
cuffley
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“Delightful restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

This café is situated opposite the Hotel Academia . o its in a quiet location. No parking but an ideal place to visit. On entering there is a scrumptious shop selling an assortment of breads and cakes and pastries. They also offer a service for filling rolls for you to take away. These are excellent and very good value. .2.50euro for well filled ham salad sandwich. Turn right into the café and you tend to think its a small venue but passing through ne area into another and then further through is a delightful conservatory.The lunches are good too.he menu is varied and offers full breakfasts, assortment of coffee and teas, excellent cakes and pastries and wonderful waffles.Watch out for the heart shaped sugar cubes and when ordering a tea/coffee you are also given a small piece of cake . Its a brilliant place to rest for awhile and to absorb the traditional atmosphere of this beautiful café . Read the history of the building on the reverse side of the menu and admire the chandeliers . I promise you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bruges, Belgium
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“fantastic breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Excellent tea room with fantastic champagne breakfast. Also bakery with many types of bread and super cakes, chocolates and other sweets

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Authentic, charming and oh so tasty!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stumbled on this little tea room in search of a breakfast. It was lovely in every way:
House coffee was delicious, served with a piece of cake and Belgian chocolate, came in a canister so you could refill your own cup several times on just one order.
A huge selection of specialty teas and coffees from around the world to choose from.
The Belgian waffle was perfectly cooked, delicious batter, and covered in a surprising range of fresh fruits, all nicely sliced.
The omelet was a true culinary experience, served in the pan, juicy with freshly chopped vegetables and fresh breads.
Attentive staff, elegant décor. So pleasant we ordered a glass of champagne after breakfast just to top off the experience. What a treat, and very reasonably priced! This place is a must for a breakfast in Bruges. There was also a big selection of specialty cakes available for purchase in the front room - feast for the eyes!

  • Visited September 2013
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Bruges, Belgium
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“Delicious cakes & lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

I've been back to this place many times over for their bread, cakes and macaroons. One day we came here for a very late lunch (4pm) and was pleasantly surprised that they have a nice selection of sumptuous lunch too! I had a fish stew and my friend had a pasta dish - both dishes were delicious. The service was better at the tea room than the front (cake section). The space is quite small but like many places in Bruges, they do very well with small spaces.

  • Visited September 2013
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Manchester UK
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“Perfect for Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Staying at the Novotel, just a few minutes’ walk away on a room only basis, we visited on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews

This is one of only a small number of breakfast options that opens really early. We visited at 07.30AM. A bakery is on the left as you enter, the tea room being to the right.

Opted for one of the set breakfast options for EUR15. Pot of coffee, fresh orange juice, selection of bread/buns/croissants, cheese, ham and jam. A soft boiled egg completed the arrangement. Excellent value and more than enough to share with the wife, who went a la carte with coffee, juice and muesli.

Also visited for a quick lunch on our last day. Two farmhouse omelettes were served perfectly along with a large basket of bread.

Good, efficient service on both occasions. Excellent option for breakfast.

  • Visited July 2013
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