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Callens Cafe

$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, European, International, Contemporary
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480, Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 647 66 68
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant is more than cool, service is top, food exquisite. We had such a great night at Callens Cafe, definitely the place to be on a Saturday night if you want to combine dinner plus fun. It's an all in sort of experience, you get everything out of it, excellent food, good music and the staff is super nice. Kudos... More 

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Thank Amedeo P
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Okayish food, very expensive for what you get.. it's just an average place where you pay 50 euros per person

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Thank Cevatprague
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had a lunch with colleagues there once and the food was not really wow but it was good. Nice and modern interior.

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Thank Micka1303
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

But I would not go out of my way to have dinner there.. There are nicer places, but this one is really convenient, so that is a draw for sure.

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Thank Isabelle Giang D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The last 10 years I have visited Brussels on a very regular base, both for leisure as professionally. I even have lived in Brussels for 1 year in hotels and commuting from Amsterdam. Callens say they are not a restaurant, but a cafe and is famous amongst locals and business people. Callens serves good and high quality food at reasonable... More 

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Brussels
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

While Café Callens does little to lure passers-by, with a hotel-looking entrance that you could easily miss, the sprawling bar and dining halls - complemented by a garden area in season - hold several assets that are rarely found under the same roof. Staff is professional and projects a feeling of knowing what they do. The menu is relatively short... More 

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Thank NorthernWind
Wavre, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great service and atmosphere! Excellent food at reasonable price. Enjoyed the concept of the after party.

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Thank mamatembo_01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I'm in love with this restaurant , they have exquisite food. the waiters are awesome, nice and listen to you if you have special needs (last time I went with someone who couldn't eat gluten) and they take care of you while you're at your table. I go there very often and I've never been dissapointed

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Thank Kelly G
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went for dinner this evening but we were very disappointed. The service was very low. The wine was bad so they proposed another one wish wasn't very good rather. The first dish was ok, nothing special. Then we ordered tagliata, the meat was full of fat and the sauce and vegetables were not tastefull at all. When you pay... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

One wouldn't think it open, that's how discrete it is, but once you are inside, it's buzzing with activity. Great and diverse menu, relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Belgian brasserie food with good sense of presentation. Staff were exceedingly friendly. Great restaurant! Reservation under Busaan

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$54
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480, Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 647 66 68

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