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Wittamer

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Belgian, Cafe
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Place du Grand Sablon 12-13, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 37 42
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07:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 18:30
Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the last family-owned chocolate and confectionery shops in Brussels, something to be much treasured. Their master chocolatier, Michael Lewis-Anderson, also known as the "Cake King", is a true genius and the most wonderful person. There are probably chocolate shops on every other block in Brussels, but definitely get your chocolate here. It's one of the best... More 

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Thank JU2014March
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Wittamer" is a famous traditional bakery, "chocolate artist", caterer and café. Some tourists prefer his competitor - and newcomer - on the same Place du Grand Sablon, "Pierre Marcolini", who is now in fashion. But "Wittamer " offers still high quality. And drinking a hot chocolate in the 1st floor - café at Wittamer's, for example on a cold day,... More 

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Thank mv781949
Brussels, Belgium
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A classic! If you enjoy pastry, this is the place to be. Know it since I was a kid, and has always been very good to excellent. Sit on the terrace and enjoy, when the weather is nice. Or buy and take your cake home with you.

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Thank ToyBoy_B
Charleston, South Carolina
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263 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

With an outside terrace on the Petit Sablon and some of the best chocolates and cakes in Brussels what's there not to like?

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Thank statestreet75
Myriam W, Directeur général at Wittamer, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you for your appreciation. Our chocolates are 100% handmade following the demand with as well as ous pastries and catering. Our family and business are established ont the Grand Sablon (Petit Sablon) is nearby, since 1910. Best regards, More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small tearoom with seats mostly outside. Ample selection of desserts and sandwiches very fresh and rich flavours no matter what you pick. The chicken curry sandwich was delectable. The soufflé in particular was very expensive but very good. Prices are a little above average but worth the visit.

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Thank Namax_I_am
Myriam W, Directeur général at Wittamer, responded to this review
Google Translation

Bonjour, Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez été satisfait. A bientôt More 

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I waited 25 minutes to buy a very expensive cake and the lady was serving everybody who were behind me in the line accept me! I tried few times asking a question and she just ignored! When I left she just turned over and said "Ils sont tous les mêmes" (they are all the same) I guess she referred to... More 

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Thank sevakcello
Myriam W, Directeur général at Wittamer, responded to this review

dear, Our terraces are full when the weather is sunny. I do not agree with your remark concerning racism. We employ all nationalities and racism is not in our culture. Beside your remark is more a supposition rather than an affirmation. Best regards, More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Yes the pastries are good and yes it's very expensive. 10 euros for a cappuccino and a croissant it's way too much, and the croissant it's definitely not worth the price.. I tried one of their pastries though and it was actually very good. I saw a lot of people getting their pastries to take away and that's probably a... More 

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Thank onlymariah
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Wittamer’s lovely location at the beautiful Place du Grand Sablon, surrounded by world-famous names in chocolate, is a temptation. Delicious little tarts and of course pastries to die for – a must for coffee and cake in the Belgian capital.

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Bat Yam, Israel
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221 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We bought some chocolates to go. The chocolates were great, high quality, a bit pricy. If you are looking for some high class chocolate this place is recommended.

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Thank Alon G
Beijing, China
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I've been a long time client of this patisserie tea-room which has always satisfied me. But this afternoon, Sunday 24 july, the service on the terrace was terrible. A black-haired waitress just hopped around, taking ages to take an order, disregarding the clients who tried get her attention and finally barked "can't you see I'm busy????" My neighbour waited 45... More 

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Myriam W, Directeur général at Wittamer, responded to this review

We feel sorry about your bad experience. regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 29
Cuisine
Belgian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 18:30
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Grand Sablon 12-13, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 37 42
Description
Lining the Grand Sablon are some of Belgium's finest chocolatier boutique shops, including Wittamer Café. Have brunch or ask for a free sample of Belgian chocolate.

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