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Books & Brunch

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Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 70 90 79
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
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Bodo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice place to have your breakfast or your lunch. The food is wholesome and healthy, and the different set menus will please you no matter how you prefer to start your day.

Thank Norbart72
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a book fan so this appealed. The breakfasts are not cheap but they are great value and quality. There is a warm welcome. The only issue is you may have to wait for a table. The books are available for you to peruse and read while you are there and are also available to buy should you wish to... More 

Thank Brewell1
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfast we had whilst away. Tastiest bacon we've ever eaten. Good coffee and some of the best orange juice. good surroundings friendly staff and close to the markt.

Thank Nathan W
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here when my sister in law visited, who has Celiacs. She was able to have a gluten free meal that she enjoyed. To me, the food was not terribly special, but there was a delightful atmosphere. This place was off the beaten path, and as English speaking tourists, we did not feel welcomed here. It was busy when... More 

Thank ginakina
Grantham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had done our research and planned ahead for this breakfast, we weren't disappointed!! Surrounded by books and National Geographics of all ages we ordered, the service prompt and the food, coffee and juice delicious. The music helped create a lovely buzz about the place, full both with locals and other tourists who had clearly sought it out based on... More 

Thank MaggieBee88
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the brie&pecan and serano&pesto mega toasts with salad and they were delicious. Totally recommend.

Thank Laura L
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had breakfast here on our first morning. They had a variety of set meals with options. I got the hearty breakfast for around £18. It contained a lot of food, including a bacon omelette, bread basket with 3 large delicious homemade breads, orange juice and coffee. My only negative is the omelette was a tad too... More 

Thank Riceinator
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely omelette with bacon and a large basket of bread. Selection of spreads. Wide choice of drinks. Excellent service and nice interesting environment. With the very short walk out of the centre.

Thank millerbenj
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food & "The Best" ice tea I ever had (raspberry and rose ice tea on the special menu. The staff are very friendly.

Thank Hassan A
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Hidden away from the hustle and bustle a real gem of a cafe!!!!! Beautiful fresh food and lovely staff. What a fabulous idea we need these in the UK. 100's of loved books just waiting to be picked up whilst you sip on a cuppa. The decor is clean and eclectic with a real Mediterranean feel. Even the toilets have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
Belgian, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 70 90 79
The combination of different kinds of breakfasts, light lunches (salads, sandwiches and seasonal specials) and our used-book store create a relaxing atmospere.We like to surprise with tasty, healthy food. Organic and vegetarian options are always available. As for drinks : freshly ground coffee, latte, capuccino, fresh tea, homemade limonade and ice-tea....The books are a mix of all genres of non-fiction and fiction. English and French books are available too. We also supply free WIFI and charging points for your laptop, phone and tablet.See you in Books & Brunch !
We're open from Monday to Friday, 9-17 h. Closed during Belgian school holdiays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?