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Karsmakers

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Rue de Treves 20, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 502 02 26
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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48 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it seems like the Café specialises in bagels, they have very reasonable cakes as well. The coffee is really good and the prices are decent.

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Thank Mathias B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to go. The staff speak great English, even one of them was from England. The coffee is very good and the staff certainly know what they're doing. Thankfully, the cream isn't in a bought supermarket bottle, but they make it themselves. Prices are good, comparable to Belgian prices elsewhere. A bit surprising was the €4... More 

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Thank bearmohawk
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nicely decorated coffee house serving excellent selection of coffees to have on the spot and to take away. It's specialty is bagels (7-9€) with all sorts of delicious fillings as well as home made cakes (2-3€ a portion). The place is cozy (armchairs and sofas as well as tables and high stands) and even has a green courtyard up... More 

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Thank Krzys J
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great coffee and amazing banana cake right opposite Bruxelles-Luxembourg station. They also have free WiFi and sockets in case you need to plug your laptop in, so it's a nice place to get some work done too.

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Thank jojonanable
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Visited here a few times for coffee and carrot cake (which is very nice), but recently went in to try one of the bagels on offer and I was not disappointed - very tasty and extremely filling! Can be rather busy at certain times, but late afternoons are perfect for curling up in one of the arm chairs - a... More 

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Thank Amy W
Sweden
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Tasty bagels with many choice of drinks: coffee, juice and hot chocolate. Close to the parlament. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank Karolina P
Lisbon
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very good, intense (and fast) espresso. A pretty garden behind. Quite good croissants; and bagels, if you need more.

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Thank Gregor B
South West London/Surrey
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290 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Not much to say really, the bagels and accompanying salad were both fresh, service quick and efficient. Some nice fruit juices available too. Very popular venue, close to European Parliament. I would not hesitate to go there again. Recommended.

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Thank AFCW
Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I hesitated between a three and a four. This is above Belgian cafe average with fresh fruit juices etc. and is 'good' but very good might be a stretch too far. It is a great place to meet people in the EU area- opposite the European Parliament and the seating is comfortable. They also have a garden at the back... More 

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Cambodia
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Living in Brussels I find myself always missing quality bagels. Karsmakers is the spot where they truly taste like a NY bagel! Excellent service that is quick and friendly and great coffee as well. Wonderful spot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de Treves 20, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 502 02 26

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