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Cafe Belge

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$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
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Grote Markt 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
+32 15 67 00 79
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11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner in this lovely cafe in the old part of the city. Two of us ordered ceasarean salad and the third had asparaguse soup. We agreed that the dishes were great. At first we got very nice corn bread and after asking we had another basket of this lovely bread. With the hot drinks came a small taste... More 

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Thank Inbal T
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

In the middle of the old markt in Leuven, this is a great place to grab a beer and relax. You can sit inside the cozy bar area or hang out at one of the many out door tables. The people watching is great and the staff are quick.

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Thank Riley J
Huizingen, Belgium
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A friend told us that this was a place to go for "stoofvlees" (beef stew with Grimbergen beer). We were 9 people and 3 of us had the stew. The meat was not very tender, the fries were rubbery. Although the place was not at all crowded when I got my espresso it was nearly cold. Service was friendly. Mens... More 

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Thank wil298
Portugal
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had the sea bass with spinach. The spinach was not very well washed and you could feel that. It is a pitty because the fish was fresh and tasty. And the service very good. The place is also very nice. There is room to improvement!

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Thank MiltonLisboaPortugal
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

not with pretention but this restaurant is serving good quality price , belgian kitchen, christian the owner is very experienced and works with gine components and good staff

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Thank Damien C
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Ok, eat here a couple of weeks back. Mixed cold meat starter good. Ribs hopeless as you could not get them off bone. Mussels good. Sweets excellent. Wine ok - all expensive. Sat outside - nice. Ok but uninspiring. Service average.

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Thank AndyandyF
Cologne, Germany
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Eaten here a couple of times and the service is pretty good, Food fresh and good quality, we had jambon cheese and fish nuggets as starters which were fantastic also the musceles were high quality and the soup - white vine- great. Fries are good as well. All in all we will come back again even if it is not... More 

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Thank fidolich
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Probably our fault, but this was more of a restaurant than a cafe. They were very nice, and happily served us coffee and mega-posh waffles, but we got the sense that it was more of an eating place. Still, the staff were friendly, they didn't begrudge our being there (as we were the only ones in there I'm not that... More 

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Thank DD L
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I was one of their first weekly customers, came back this 2016 summer and was more than disappointed. First impression: summer, Friday, all terraces full around 8pm, not here... The waiter did his best to avoid us and we didn't get a menu after 15'; being quite hungry we left, they didn't even notice. No wonder, but a shame in... More 

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Beste Carl, Mijn hart bloed dat ik al die commentaren van de laatse maanden moet lezen. Deze zaak is niet... More 

Vilvoorde, Belgium
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

is it really that difficult to get the cuisson right? saignant - the word says it - bloody... that means not fully cooked. also getting hot food is really a must. a cold baked tuna is not really what i like to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$31
Cuisine
Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Mechelen
  • Phone Number: +32 15 67 00 79

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?