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Books & Brunch

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Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 70 90 79
09:00 - 15:00
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Choc full of books - which you can browse. Great atmosphere and good coffee. If we were staying closer to this cafe, we'd have used it often.

Thank Belindamycat
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to have a good breakfast / lunch and relax a bit. @ owner: where did you buy the socks/fabric covers for the tea mugs? I like them!

Thank Rodney Ian v
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely adore this place. The food is outstanding with special little touches like the Harry Potter butter beer latte. The staff are friendly and attentive and the decor really adds a relaxing personal touch. Highly recommended, of we ever visit Bruges again we will most definitely be here!

Thank Tia C
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really good breakfast at this place. The "extensive breakfast" is exactly that.....extensive. Great coffee and relaxes atmosphere as well.

1 Thank Alex D
Bruges, Belgium
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere is calm, relaxed and welcoming. But that doesn't mean you have to wait long for your order. Our food was prepared quick enough, served very friendly, and was more than tasty.

1 Thank PeterMorli
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed breakfast here. The plates were large and fresh and delicious. There was a huge book selection in many different languages. Also very friendly staff. This is a must eat for Bruges!!!

1 Thank Tom R
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast/brunch and had a lovely continental breakfast with great coffee and a little piece of amazing chocolate orange bread pudding on the side. Had to have a 2nd coffee to get another bit of the cake!They managed to squeeze us in despite being fully booked for lunch. Obviously the place is full of books making it at... More 

1 Thank bumblemoose79
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

If you want a relaxing brunch, that's the place! They have a lot of options to choose your breakfast or brunch. We had the extensive and the organic breakfast and were both delicious and completed! We payed 31€, totally worthy! I recommend to book a table, so they are very full!

1 Thank Xondetes
Bruges, Belgium
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Ever since it was open, already wanted to visit it. Till today after all the good reviews from the traveller and visitors, finally hier we are. Very relaxing place, surrounded by books... Lotta books ! And it's for sales as well. Very good concept and loves it ! Foods was nice, the host is friendly. Worth to visit, not only... More 

Thank Stellachng
Redditch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

After reading about this place on trip advisor it was fair to say we were not disappointed! The staff were extremely friendly, the cafe was quirky and full of books in all languages and the food was delicious. Definitely worth a trip!

Thank lb5487

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Belgian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 70 90 79
The combination of different kinds of breakfasts, light lunches (salads, sandwiches and seasonal specials) and our used-book store create a relaxing atmospere.We like to surprise with tasty, healthy food. Organic and vegetarian options are always available. As for drinks : freshly ground coffee, latte, capuccino, fresh tea, homemade limonade and ice-tea....The books are a mix of all genres of non-fiction and fiction. English and French books are available too. We also supply free WIFI and charging points for your laptop, phone and tablet.See you in Books & Brunch !
We're open from Monday to Friday, 9-17 h. Closed during Belgian school holdiays.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?