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Grand Cafe Central

) #1 of 91 Restaurants in Gouda $$ - $$$ , , Cafe
Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 182 512 576
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (19 reviews)
“apple pie” (8 reviews)
“salads” (5 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on the apple pie and cream with a coffee... great decision; it was huge and very tasty... couldn't have managed it after a lunch!! The service was fast and friendly despite a busy cheese market day crowd and there were lots of locals,...More

Thank cnb134
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a Sunday day trip to the lovely little town of Gouda. Train tickets from Utrecht Central cost €13.60 return per person. It was very quiet when we arrived but around lunchtime it began to get a little busier. We stopped off for coffee...More

Thank BOXtheFOX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Russian Egg and fish salad and the Dish of the Day was Caramelised Ribs. Salad could have fed two people and delicious. Very tasty Ribs with portion of salad and chlps. Limonchello Cassata for dessert was shared between two. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good...More

Thank 247heather
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very straightforward and charming service. Menu is compact but what they do do they do Well! Wine good Italian and the specials were terrific value. The musical chimes of the clocks in the market make a fine back drop.

Thank wilsonbamburghcastle
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

A good restaurant overlooking the Town Hall with a small list of food available. But the food is ample in size and fills your stomach. It's expensive then other restaurants around but has more people sitting and eating then any other restaurant around.

Thank atul g
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We came here on Ascension Day which also was very sunny so the place was very busy! We asked for a seat outside and although one wasn't available right then, we were allowed to sit inside with a drink until one became available. We only...More

Thank kt3699
Reviewed 29 May 2017

On a hot and sunny Sunday, we had a lovely lunch here. The salads are huge and very nice. They make for a very big meal on their own. All the rest was great, the service, the coffee. At lunch time during sunny days, the...More

Thank Jacques W
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Friendly service with English menu. Enjoyed soups and salads. Large selection of beers. Pleasant indoor setting in nicely decorated front dining room. Outdoor seating also available.

Thank AmericanKot
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Great tasteful food, fast and good service and interiors. We got our food extremely fast. An army of waiters keeps you happy. Highly recommended.

Thank Fernlicht
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Came here while visiting Gouda for the day to get some lunch. Very good priced and the food is out of this world! €12 for lovely cheese and ham soup, which is to die for! My partner had croquettes with bread and salad which again...More

Thank Kara-Louise C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 27
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Gouda
  • Phone Number: +31 182 512 576
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The Grand Cafe was founded in 1916 by the grand parents of the current owner. The expertise of almost 100 years hospitality makes this a unique place. The drive for best service and quality is the motivator to serve our guests. At a fair price we will welcome you and provide you with all the good things Gouda has to offer! For lunch, dinner, drinks and of course our world famous applepie we are opened 7 days a week. Looking foreward pampering you!
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