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Cafe Au Lait

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$$ - $$$
European, Belgian, Cafe
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Noordzandstraat 28, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 45 34
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is where the locals go to get the best waffles in town, plus great tea, coffee, cake and cookies. Memorable, best waffles we have ever had!

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Thank FernandoLanzer
Chateauguay, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to go there for a late BK/early lunch and we did not regret it! Food was hot, tasty and reasonably price... I went with the traditional Waffle (Hey went there for the local food!!) and my husband had this amazing dish which I unfortunately forgot the name but it was chicory wrapped up in ham with a... More 

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Thank Josee91
London, UK
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for afternoon tea after a day on our feet as we explored the city. Although busy, we were quickly seated and served by a friendly and professional waitress. The tea was good and the cakes delicious. Afterwards we sought recommendations from her about good chocolate outlets from the myriad available and were thrilled with the recommendation! Thank... More 

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Thank Gakeitse
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This lovely tea room serves light lunches and snacks, which all looked delicious, but we went straight for the waffles. We weren't disappointed, the waffles were light and tasty, accompanied by hot chocolate sauce and ice cream. If you only treat yourself to one sweet snack when in Bruges, make sure it's here

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Thank Helen O
Cheltenham, England.
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have been going to Café au Lait every years since 2006. It is a family run tea room, with excellent service and the pancakes, waffles and light meals are delicious. Highly recommended.

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Thank Neil639
Chico, California
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My wife & I had a couple of waffles with butter/sugar, an omelette with ham, and eggs sunny side up with ham. All perfectly fine, and a friendly waitress too. 37 euros including a 10% tip, and it seems that in general, breakfasts in Europe are at least 35-50% more expensive than those in the United States. Given that, certainly... More 

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Thank RickBrosseau
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

First ever review starts off on a bad note. We walk in and the man behind the tills was very grumpy and was not welcoming. When he took our order there was no attempt for a smile or any show of nice persona. He just portrayed a grumpy man that hates his job and the customers too. The food was... More 

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Orange County, California
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

(Tea Room) The restaurant was a bright pleasant place, looking out to one of the main walking (and light vehicle) street of Bruges. It is an excellent place to watch the foot traffic and order pancakes & Waffles. The food was very good (we ordered crepes with our afternoon cafe) and the service was quick and efficient

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Irvine, California
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Went there 3 times and was sorry it was closed the fourth time.The place is popular with locals mostly coffee and tea with lighter eating. Be aware many restaurants in Bruge/Belgium close many times during the week. Some other restaurants close tues some close wed. This place seemed open more often.

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Thank tarad32530
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

In the center of Bruges make a stop at this cozy cafe. Many options of coffee and also waffles. Worth making a stop for breakfast or brunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Belgian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Noordzandstraat 28, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 45 34

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