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Cafe Bistro Terrastje

#191 of 569 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, Pub, European, Contemporary
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Genthof 45, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 09 19
Fri - Mon 12:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

visited this restaurant on several occasions when staying nearby only downside is not always open which is a shame as the food is very good although possible basic and the price reasonable certainly recommend a visit

Thank mark050
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We were ignored for about 10-15min. Of course the tables next to us filled with locals were served immediately. Owner/server saw that we wanted to order but played the "I don't see you" game. Another couple left after not being served for 10min. Be aware of the food: deep fried food reheated and served! One star for the lovely and... More 

Thank noname8383
Patricia S, Owner at Cafe Bistro Terrastje, responded to this review

Normally I wouldn't respond to this, but we most certainly do not discriminate between locals and tourists, a catergory that you have put yourself into no doubt, given that tourism is our core business here. If we were extremely busy maybe you did have to wait longer than 5 mins, an unfortunate aspect of any cafe/bar in the middle of... More 

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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Reading some of the reviews I guess we've been lucky to find this place open both times we've set out to find it, although sadly the kitchen was closed when we visited so we've yet to try the food. Inside or out it's just a really nice place to sit and relax, with a decent choice of beers and good... More 

Thank AWA2012
Burnaby, Canada
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243 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

On our last trip to Bruges, this place was closed. Even though we walked by it daily, it was never open. So, it was no surprise that it was closed when, on this trip, we strolled by it quotidian. However, on our 5th night, on the way back from dinner, to our surprise, it was open! What to do? Stick... More 

Thank RadTel
Victoria, Canada
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We went here because it was close to the hotel and the restaurant we wanted to go to was closed. It is small and quaint,with a terrace (hence the name, "little terrace") and some inside seating as well. They were not busy when we arrived at 6 but the terrace got busy fairly quickly with locals (Flemish speakers who mostly... More 

Thank Andrew W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

A very cosy friendly bistro frequented by locals. You can't book but we only waited for a short time before a table outside became available. The lasagne was absolutely delicious and we were made to feel so welcome. A perfect evening.

Thank Anna S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We paused our stroll around the city to have a late brunch and were drawn by the idiosyncratic nature of this small place and the humour on display on its blackboard. We both had omelettes, which were delicious and the owners were charming. Highly recommend.

Thank tomdaniel6
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

we stayed for 4 days in Brugges - and just around the bend to this place but whenever we walked by we found this place closed! Only one evening we managed to catch up on some drink here - very non touristy & quaint!

Thank caravan7
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

When we arrived in the centre of Bruges old town, we were dismayed to find that the world and his or her dog had turned up as well. You could barely move for people surrounding you . This was not for us, so we opted out of doing the tourist thing and seeing the sights and decided to spend the... More 

Thank greenfingersfishes8
Marshall, Michigan
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92 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

They open for lunch sometimes at noon, if they are there. We were happy to catch them. I had a croque Monsieur; my husband had a lovely fish soup. My sandwich came with a very nice salad. The owner was very kind and we enjoyed the recorded Jazz that was playing as we ate.

Thank 725sde

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, Pub, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Genthof 45, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 09 19
A small cafe/bistro on the corner of Genthof and Langerei in Bruges. Serves limited menu of well-cooked food - good for a light lunch - excellent range of beers. Reasonably priced and we had a warm welcome on a very wet day which was lovely.

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