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Cafe de la Presse

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Avenue Louise 491, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 644 48 03
07:30 - 19:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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182 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If there would be a Jason Priestley (that guy from Beverly Hills 90210) lookalike-contest, I would be the only contestant and I am pretty sure I would win the event. So everytime when I come into a bar, people go like "oh my god, oh my god" and so on... So maybe the bad ratings come from "normal" people, but... More 

Thank Th0masPaul
Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe de la Presse has all of the bad qualities of its younger brother Cafe du Sablon, but none of its assets. Its a place that seems to put off locals and only remains popular by the grace of unaware tourists. The location is kinda cool though.

Thank EricPLB
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is still as bad as it was.....today I spent a good five minutes at the counter before one of the 5 staff working behind it acknowlegded my presence. Good staff would stop washing dishes or whatever and tend to a waiting customer. I am sorry, but this place should put itself out of its misery.

Thank Mathij
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My favorite place to chill and have the best coffee choices! Nice stuff, great place to make friends.

Thank Deea8
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

How much respect do the owners show to the customers when they provide extremely worn and dirty chairs / sofas? I think that this is not the correct approach of running a "cozy" place!! This large space should have been redecorated a long time ago. Decent variety of coffees and desserts. Gets too crowded and noisy.

1 Thank anektarioz
Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The service is often not agreable. For brunch, I had to ask a plate for the croissants, and later we were waiting for forks and knifes for at least 10 minutes. The salads are often without taste. Some cakes are very dry to my taste.

1 Thank Micka1303
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Service is sometimes very good, most of the times awful. Very sassy-mouthed, young, artsy ad angsty people employed makes for an interesting environment and customer service. Food is good, mostly sandwiches, salads, cakes etc. But completely overpriced.

Thank Isabelle Giang D
Brussels, Belgium
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I have gone to this Cafe several times Solo. Today I went to this Cafe Solo on avenue Louise for a coffee break. It's one of those quirky places with worn mismatched tables and chairs designed to be cosy. Newspapers and magazines are available to be read on premises. They also offer complimentary wifi. One can purchase soups, salads, cakes,... More 

Thank Mara M
Brussels, Belgium
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I like the vibe, the cakes, the coffee, the mood of the place. Lovely on Saturday mornings, when it is relatively empty. Perfect to chill. Otherwise yes, crowded. Like good places normally are

Thank Diri2014
Brussels, Belgium
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82 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I wasn't impressed with my visit last time, so came back again AFTER 1 year, things have gotten only worse. Bad service, dirty tables, cheapest possible quality coffee, but now they have also replaced shugar with something unbearable, whatever that was, I don't think I'll be coming there again.

Thank TripMember091120165

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Louise 491, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 644 48 03

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