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De Markten Cafe

Rue du Vieux Marche aux Grains 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 34 25
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible10%
13 Nov 2016
“Perfect location, average food, poor service”
23 Oct 2016
“Good place for a meetup”
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Rue du Vieux Marche aux Grains 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Been there several times. The location is perfect, especially the outdoor seats on sunny days. The coffee and tea are alright. Tried their pasta once – it was terrible but could be forgivable for a 'cafe'. However, the service is always unforgivably slow and incredibly...More

Thank Boan_W
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Cafe is a 10 min. walk away from the Brussels Grand Place and easily reached by Metro (station Saint Catherine), close to th basilica. It is a great place to meet up with friends, and drinks are fairly priced and served fast. A "dagschotel"...More

Thank ArticCynda
Reviewed 10 September 2016

De Markten is more of a cultural center than just a restaurant or bar. Located right in Brussel's city center, it has a hip, and relatively young audience. Atmosphere is really cool. You may have to wait a bit before the food arrives (healthy food,...More

Thank immorissal
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Marwan, what a great guy.. Stopped for a quick drink with the family and was pleasantly surprised at how well Marwan looked after us, as well as all the guests he was serving. All the staff are very friendly and I highly recommend this place...More

Thank HitzRao
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Staff were very fun, lovely and friendly. Drinks a little pricey but really well made and presentation was great. Would definitely go again.

Thank Immy B
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Solid Flemish bar with basic food such as spaghetti bolognaise. Reasonable sized bar, meeting rooms and a large terrace at the front where many celebrities gather including Arno.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Despite the poor service, there was a good crowd in, many of whom were eating. We found a table but nobody came near us to serve us. Eventually we approached the bar and put in our drinks order. The waiter eventually came with the drinks...More

1  Thank RetireeOldcastle
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is a place without pretention which serve good and fresh food for a decent price right in the heart of Brussels.

Thank EmptyFridgeSurvivor
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast - had the Maxi. A egg, coffee (make sure ask for an cappuccino unless you want a espresso), juice, pastry and bread with cheese. We added a musli just to be sure. Great place, light breakfast options but looks good for...More

Thank erhzion
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We stopped here for a drink because the restaurant that we wanted to visit didn't open until about 20 minutes after we arrived. Lots of people were here with their handis (cell phones) and IPad and laptops. Others were paired off and a few were...More

Thank sue o
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue du Vieux Marche aux Grains 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 34 25
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