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Cafe Belge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
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Grote Markt 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
+32 15 67 00 79
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had the sea bass with spinach. The spinach was not very well washed and you could feel that. It is a pitty because the fish was fresh and tasty. And the service very good. The place is also very nice. There is room to improvement!

Thank MiltonLisboaPortugal
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

not with pretention but this restaurant is serving good quality price , belgian kitchen, christian the owner is very experienced and works with gine components and good staff

Thank Damien C
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Ok, eat here a couple of weeks back. Mixed cold meat starter good. Ribs hopeless as you could not get them off bone. Mussels good. Sweets excellent. Wine ok - all expensive. Sat outside - nice. Ok but uninspiring. Service average.

Thank AndyandyF
Cologne, Germany
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Eaten here a couple of times and the service is pretty good, Food fresh and good quality, we had jambon cheese and fish nuggets as starters which were fantastic also the musceles were high quality and the soup - white vine- great. Fries are good as well. All in all we will come back again even if it is not... More 

Thank fidolich
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Probably our fault, but this was more of a restaurant than a cafe. They were very nice, and happily served us coffee and mega-posh waffles, but we got the sense that it was more of an eating place. Still, the staff were friendly, they didn't begrudge our being there (as we were the only ones in there I'm not that... More 

Thank DD L
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25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I was one of their first weekly customers, came back this 2016 summer and was more than disappointed. First impression: summer, Friday, all terraces full around 8pm, not here... The waiter did his best to avoid us and we didn't get a menu after 15'; being quite hungry we left, they didn't even notice. No wonder, but a shame in... More 

Thank Carl P
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Beste Carl, Mijn hart bloed dat ik al die commentaren van de laatse maanden moet lezen. Deze zaak is niet... More 

Vilvoorde, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

is it really that difficult to get the cuisson right? saignant - the word says it - bloody... that means not fully cooked. also getting hot food is really a must. a cold baked tuna is not really what i like to eat.

Thank MF543
De Pinte, Belgium
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Had a birthday family dinner in this restaurant on saturday evening. Had starters, main course and some of us had desert. We hadn't made it easy of the chef as the seven of us ordered something else. Tasty, fresh and fine food ( only the lasagna was not as good as the rest). Attentive and friendly service. Had a good... More 

Thank Marnik V
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64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

One of my favorite Flemish dishes is stoofvlees, a beef stew with a real stick-to-your ribs quality. I was staying in Mechelen and couldn't make it to my favorite stoofvlees joint (Kapitein Zeppo's in Antwerp), so I settled for Cafe Belge because I saw that they had stoofvlees on the menu. I was so impressed that I went back a... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Been there on a Sunday evening, when there was the 1000 km of Kom op tegen kanker. have been perfectly served by a very competent team. All meals we received were perfectly prepared and good value for money. The steak tartare is great! Also try the special beers they have. If you are with a large group, the cellar is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 30
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Mechelen
  • Phone Number: +32 15 67 00 79

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