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Ben's Cafe

$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
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Grote Markt 11, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
+32 12 26 30 64
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location on the square. Friendly staff and the food was freshly prepared and very tasty. They were very baby-friendly and understanding.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ben is the man for a good coffee in the morning- he has great beans well roasted with a clean machine

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Thank Michael S
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoy lunch here. Waitstaff called us inside to an empty table so we could be warm. He also brought us English menus and yummy food. The other reviews about the bread are spot on. I may or may not have asked to take a few pieces home. :)

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Thank Kara M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have eaten here many times when I visit Tongeren for Business. The food is always excellent and so is the service. It is in a great location on the square with seating inside and outside. One night I arrived late in Tongeren, hungry, when many other places were closing and they were very welcoming. Hildeke even helped me translate... More 

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Thank Alan F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking around Tongeren for something to eat and came upon Bens cafe. It's centrally located and very picturesque. Me and my family thought it was just a bar, but as the waiters started bringing food out it was obvious it was anything but. I'd recommend the the mussels in white wine sauce. We all agreed it was one... More 

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1 Thank Ryan D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Quite good salads and friendly service. Very good bread at the side. A good place for inbetween walks.

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1 Thank Danny S
Herentals, Belgium
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158 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

We had dinner on the terrace watching over Ambiorix and the Market. It's actually a very cosy place to have a seat, to watch other people, to watch cars passing by etc. We ordered a 'Steppegras' which you British / American / Dutch will all love! A big piece of meat covered with ultra thin fries! Delicious guys, go order... More 

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1 Thank Mathias B
Zeppelinheim
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Very friendly, quick and observant waiters, very good food at reasonable rates! This was the third time @Ben's so it must be worth writing a review. Thanks, again!

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1 Thank Tim S
Tilburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Very nice and good restaurant where you get good food for a good price. The personnel is very nice too

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1 Thank BenvDeursenTilburg
Hasselt, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

During our shopping trip in Tongeren, we went for lunch at Ben's café. I ordered a special from the lunch menu, the traditional chicory in ham rolls with mashed potatoes. When I got my lunch, it was a big bowl of bechamel sauce with the mashed potatoes hidden in it and the chicory even hidden better. I had to go... More 

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Thank Wendy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 11, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Limburg Province  >  Tongeren
  • Phone Number: +32 12 26 30 64

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