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Books & Brunch

Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 70 90 79
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (49 reviews)
“sandwiches” (20 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed today via mobile

I am a coeliac so need a gluten / wheat free diet , although this is getting easier you can’t just go anywhere to eat , I read other reviews for where to eat in Brugge for gluten free brekkie and this had great reviews...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Littlepixie46
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw this place yesterday and popped in today for a late lunch. Really good choice. Delicious pea soup and open sandwiches. Friendly service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fleur E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant by accident - food was really fresh and tasty and menu catered well for all requirements including some good vegan options. Service was friendly and the layout relaxed. Definitely a recommendation for brekkie.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dean079
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with two friends for a civilised brunch without kids. It was lovely! Surrounded by books and with a good menu of options. I went for the vegan brekkie which was good (lovely bread!) if not overly inventive. A nice wholesome place to start...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cholleyb
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I visited the place for a light lunch ordering a mega toast. It was really delicious and so big that I could not eat both toasts. The menu contains various dishes and drinks, the staff is really kind, the prices are reasonable. Absolutely reccommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank iloveddublin
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten track, head to the ‘Garenmarkt’ and you’ll find Books and Brunch. They offer great breakfast, lunch and of course brunch. Also ideal for vegetarisns and vegans. Everything is fresh, tasty and if you leave feeling hungry; your appetite is too big😎. This...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch here. Amazing, healthy food, good vegetarian options and really friendly service. A treasure! Would recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Emma T
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

A visit here was initiated by Podge’s ‘Around Bruges in 80 beers’ and it doesn’t disappoint. We had lunch (sandwich) which is very filling and unusual for us English types (open sandwich). The sandwiches were divine and interesting flavour combinations especially combined with the books...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank grahamh497
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Can’t fault it - service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing and the food was very good. There was a wide range of brunch options, catering for vegans and meat/dairy-free. The atmosphere was great and the books are a lovely concept.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank amcc1
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Great service, delicious waffles, baby friendly and so many books. Having tried to have lunch here, but there being no tables available, we returned the next morning for breakfast and were not disappointed!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hanspans83
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May 10, 2015|
Response from Deroo_Jos | Property representative |
We do accept card (Visa, Mastercard & Maestro).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 70 90 79
  • E-mail
The combination of different kinds of breakfasts, light lunches (salads, sandwiches and seasonal specials) and our used-book store create a relaxing atmospere.We like to surprise with tasty, healthy food. Organic and vegetarian options are always available. As for drinks : freshly ground coffee, latte, capuccino, fresh tea, homemade limonade and ice-tea....The books are a mix of all genres of non-fiction and fiction. English and French books are available too. We also supply free WIFI and charging points for your laptop, phone and tablet.See you in Books & Brunch !
We're open from Monday to Friday, 9-17 h. Closed during Belgian school holdiays.
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