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“Relaxing, Local, and Delightfully Yummy”
Review of Cafe Au Lait

Cafe Au Lait
Ranked #10 of 22 Coffee & Tea in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed November 8, 2013

A great place to stop and have a bowl of soup, enjoy tea or coffee, and savor a croque monsieur or croque madame, all in a charming and elegant establishment. The servers were attentive and polite, as well as multilingual (French, English, etc.). Cafe Au Lait was a bright, clean, and an attractive place for a lunch.

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Thank TrottingAroundTown
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Cafe au Lait should really be called the Victorian Tea Rooms! It's just like the proper tea rooms that once existed in England and have been all but lost to the themed franchises like Costa and Starbucks. Small tables with white table cloths, waitresses with aprons and delicate afternoon tea and cake. Nevertheless the cafe au Lait served my wife and I with good coffee as well as tea and we returned at five o'clock for a light early evening meal of salad Nicoise and Quiche Lorraine and an excellent Brugge beer. Service is charming and food and drink excellent. Background music is in no way intrusive. We are just a little perplexed as to why some of the tables are placed so close together as the cafe does have plenty of space.

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Thank Philip W
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

I love Cafe Au Lait and always make it a must stop whenever I'm in Brugge. Their waffles are to die for and their pancakes make any high tea an incredible affair. My personal favourite though is to keep things simple and go for a lovely inter continental breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday morning. It comes with lots of breads, pastes, cheeses and you can always add eggs. Top it up with an espresso and your day in the beautiful city of Brugge is all set to go!

The lovely old school bright design of the place reminds me of the now dwindling Mayfair brunch and tea houses with a lovely Belgian twist.

Really affordable too! Recommended!

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was our second visit to Cafe au Lait. It is just a perfect, out of the way, local little cafe. After spending some time in Belgium (April 2012) without trying a waffle, I knew I had to try one before leaving. Oh my gosh, just walked into this lovely little restaurant and ordered one. Absolutely unbelievable! Presentation was lovely - waffle was light and perfect. They use yeast! I ordered the waffle topped with fresh strawberries. And they were FRESH. No sugar needed. There was a small container of fresh whipped cream accompanying the dish. Flavor was perfect - not overwhelming, but just perfect. So one year later, April 2013, we returned and made a special stop to have another waffle at Cafe au Lait. It was even better than I remembered. Please do come here when you are in Brugges - you'll be glad you did.

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Thank Judeene
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

This place was recommended for their waffles. They were so light and crisp. We have never tasted such ethereal waffles.

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Thank sharonanne
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