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Cafe Belga

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European
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Place Eugene Flagey 18, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 640 35 08
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08:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 02:00
Fri 07:30 - 03:00
Sat 08:00 - 03:00
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cafe Belga is a Brussels must-visit. Rather than waiting for a waiter you are served at the bar by friendly staff. A basic menu of food is also available. This cafe positively buzzes with customers, sitting outside and in. As well as being of great interest architecturally, the cafe is a hugely enjoyable experience.

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Thank lewishazel
Brussels
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364 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If only for its location on the ground floor of ‘Flagey’, a beautiful corner building on the eponymous square (Place Flagey), Cafe Belga is worth a visit. Built between 1935 and 1938, ‘Flagey’ housed the Belgian Radio Broadcasting Institute until 1974. With its light colour, curved aerodynamic lines and corner windows, it’s a typical example of Streamline Moderne style. Despite... More 

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Thank Trainbleu
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere (80's music mostly at the moment), very friendly staff, and an almost unholy selection of beers. Gulden Draak on tap which is a plus! Only downside is the rather smelly toilets, but, hey, student-town..

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Thank Marcel S
Prague, Czech Republic
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356 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a "place to be" in Brussels. Great parties, great chill vibes, great crowd. Probably more famous than Manneken Pis these days. Especially amazing on a sunny day when the outside seating (including hammocks) is provided.

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Thank Jana K
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Very cute place, good for bigger groups, best for breakfest. A furnishing of '60 and cool Belgian atmosphere. Prices are OK.

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Thank melodieizu
Brussels, Belgium
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Historical place in downtown Brussels on Flagey square. Very famous amongst students and locals in general. Not much to add, nothing special to be honest.

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Thank holgers834
Gothenburg, Sweden
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I usually go mid week as it's more quiet if you want to work. There are some seats where you can charge your phone or computer for example and free wifi. In the weekends it's noisier but it's part of the charm. There are loads of non alcoholic and alcoholic drinks on offer and food (that you order in another... More 

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Thank Amanda Å
Thessaloniki, Greece
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Café Belga is located in Place Flagey. The coffee is really good and in a good price . I didn't like the self service. Is really nice when the weather is good and you can sit outside

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Thank vlahopoulouc
Brussels
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Impolite service, queues, no choice of coctails, smell of spilt beer, sticky floor, music too loud, bleh! Always crowded but why??

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Thank Mar G
Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This place is always full with very nice ambiance for afterwork drinks or weekend partys! There terras is great in summer (lots of sun)

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Thank Christine D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 02:00
Thursday
07:30 - 02:00
Friday
07:30 - 03:00
Saturday
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Eugene Flagey 18, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 640 35 08

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?