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De Pistolei

#129 of 3,048 Restaurants in Brussels
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Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
07:00 - 19:00
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very little opens before 8am in Brussels so this was a perfect, early breakfast spot with reasonable prices at 7am. They offer pastries and omelettes, however we tried one of their sandwich baguettes with ham,cheese, egg and salad which was a wonderful treat. Crispy bread and fresh topics made this one of our best quick meals in Brussels.

Thank Leanne S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grabbed sandwiches ten minutes before they closed. They were friendly, happy to serve us. Delicious large sandwich on a baguette for under 4euros.! Very pleased.

Thank Shawnie H
Peoria, Arizona
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172 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome! The woman running the place is super friendly and accommodating. The bread and coffee are terrific - the salad is very tasty and prices are reasonable. Stop by if you can!

Thank aztrimom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The friendliest lady in Belgium works here! We popped in for breakfast because we saw a queue out the door the day previous and thought it must be good... and it is! Simple food but very fresh and tasty. We had an omelette and a lovely cup of tea. Decor is standard but I didn't care because the food is... More 

Thank Susan B
Berkley, Michigan
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place was great, it is a small deli with outside seating. They have a lot of different sandwich options and your selection is made to order. The sandwich was huge and a a very reasonable price. It was recommended by our tour guide and we were glad we made the stop.

Thank Jen H
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Had some sandwiches and soups. Nice and friendly staff. Free Wi-Fi. Definitely a positive recommendation.

Thank George M
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77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were here for lunch. The sandwiches were delicious, the baguette especially! The place is a bit cold, though

Thank Giuseppe P
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

A pleasant experience. The atmosphere and the welcoming was nice. Got offered either to have a full breakfast or from the eye catching sandwich selection. Coffee was too good that I had to order another one to go, looking at those family photos on the wall makes you feel like the owners really care about their business and that they... More 

Thank Sameh H
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Fresh, tasty in a clean environment. You can eat in or outside. Their food is homemade from scratch. The staff is friendly and very patient when making your decisions. We went for a late lunch, 2h45 pm. Price is very affordable. I highly recommend.

Thank CG B
1 review
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My Fiancee and me went here for breakfast. The owner is very friendly and speaks perfect English which was a pleasant surprise. They do several breakfast options, all very good and good value.

Thank Chris L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 025029502
Great little sandwich bar in Brussels on the way down to the Grand Palace from Grand Central metro station - very busy on the main tourist trail.

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