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Books & Brunch

) #12 of 574 Restaurants in Bruges $$ - $$$ , Cafe, European
Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 70 90 79
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Belgian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place in TripAdvisor & so pleased we did as makes real change from the average tourist fare. Tucked away on street behind the Groeninge Museum. Quiet & Airy it was an oasis on a hot day when we had been battling with tourist...More

Thank KateJRR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! Fresh, quality food in a lovely setting. Something for everyone - very happy with my warm gf baguette and the kids loved their croissants and fresh juice. Excellent value. Would definitely visit again on a return trip to Bruges.

Thank weemaryj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Smart, quirky cafe-come-library, off the beaten track in Bruges. It's a great place to enjoy brunch. We sought it out, encouraged by the TripAdvisor reviews, and we weren't disappointed. It was a welcoming atmosphere, the service was friendly, and the food was great. Super coffee,...More

Thank TheBoyMcGuire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this in our guidebook and it was a great place to eat. The food was outstanding, lovely fresh salads and homemade quiches and toastie, and plenty of all of it so it was value for money. Relaxed, comfortable surroundings with lots of books,...More

Thank SamLiam C
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews we were so looking forward to a beautiful brunch. It's not easy to find but when we arrived we were welcomed by the owner who greeted us in several languages to determine which we spoke. It looked amazing inside. So colourful...More

Thank sandraflynn17
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice place to have your breakfast or your lunch. The food is wholesome and healthy, and the different set menus will please you no matter how you prefer to start your day.

Thank Norbart72
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I'm a book fan so this appealed. The breakfasts are not cheap but they are great value and quality. There is a warm welcome. The only issue is you may have to wait for a table. The books are available for you to peruse and...More

Thank Brewell1
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast we had whilst away. Tastiest bacon we've ever eaten. Good coffee and some of the best orange juice. good surroundings friendly staff and close to the markt.

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We came here when my sister in law visited, who has Celiacs. She was able to have a gluten free meal that she enjoyed. To me, the food was not terribly special, but there was a delightful atmosphere. This place was off the beaten path,...More

Thank ginakina
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We had done our research and planned ahead for this breakfast, we weren't disappointed!! Surrounded by books and National Geographics of all ages we ordered, the service prompt and the food, coffee and juice delicious. The music helped create a lovely buzz about the place,...More

Thank MaggieBee88
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Do you accept cards or its cash only?
10 May 2015|
Response from Deroo_Jos | Property representative |
We do accept card (Visa, Mastercard & Maestro).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
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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