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Cafe Walvis

#485 of 3,023 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Belgian, Cafe
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Rue Antoine Dansaert 209, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 219 95 32
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, but the food was terrible. I ordered a caesar salad and I received a plate with some green salad (not even washed) and 3 pieces of dried chicken. That's it. Very sad. My friend ordered another salad and they forgot most of the ingredients.

Thank Angelica C
Brussels, Belgium
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Walvis often - our kids love the children's corner & the staff are super nice with our inquisitive toddler. The food is great - my favourite is the goat cheese salad. Steaks are also nice. Service is great & they always treat you really well. We are regulars.

Thank TravelNinjaMegan
Saint-Etienne, France
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and (of course) the beer I had here were delicious. I went on a Saturday night without a reservation and was seated immediately and served promptly after I finished reading the menu. I had the goat cheese salad and it was unspeakably delcious. I would highly recommend eating here.

Thank Tkiefs
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,445 reviews
3,830 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,830 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We found this superb restaurant and bar as we were heading to the fantastic Brussels Beer Project and what a great little find. A lovely interior with unique decor and furnishings and plenty of seating options,we got a nice table were we had a study of the beer's on offer. In the end my twin brother Stephen opted for Duvel... More 

Thank Neil K
Hulste, Belgium
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Just now I see the bad ratings of some other people, and it surprises me. I just got back from Cafe de Walvis (which means 'whale' by the way) and I'm very satisfied! Me and my mom had a toast with cheese, nuts and some kind of truffle sauce, and it was delicious! My dad was also very glad with... More 

Thank MeInTheClouds
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Sophisticated rough atmosphere, just in front of the Molenbeck tower and design center. Hipster's place, good beers and teas, but a lack of generosity and finish in the dishes.

Thank Campanule F
Brussels, Belgium
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Best goat cheese & pear salad! Nice atmosphere, & staff are really friendly & hospitable. Not my favourite brunch (egg fried in a pan w bacon or sausage - & usually they are out of croissants) but recommend for lunch, dinner or a meeting place for a juice, coffee or beer. One of my favourite places in Brussels

Thank TravelNinjaMegan
Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place close to the city center. Nice lights and nice service. Very hipster for the ones that love it!

Thank Lugalzaggisi
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Last year I stayed in the hotel across the river from this gem and I'm still dreaming about their vegetarian lasagna. The food and beer was so spectacular. I wish I could fly back just for this place

Thank Grace R
Prague, Czech Republic
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Go for it. Simple, clean, friendly. Nice quiet atmosphere. Large choice of drinks, local microbrews, too. Very helpful staff. Many tables so no need to worry if there are any free. (One review wrongly stated they enable only card / non-cash payments. It is of course nonsense, you choose yourself.)

Thank Radim-Jogging-Prague

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Belgian, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Antoine Dansaert 209, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 219 95 32

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