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Grand Cafe Central

€€ - €€€, , Cafe
Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 182 512 576
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (24 reviews)
“apple cake” (7 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I shared a delicious piece of apple pie. It was big, but so yummy I probably could have eaten a whole one! Coffee was very good also. Lovely café for a quick snack or a meal.

Thank Sundancer93003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited friends over the Easter break and went here for Lunch once and drinks on 3 other occasions food was great and good value (big portions ) staff were very friendly and helpful will return again next time we visit

Thank oscarnotts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheese soup is a must-try. Place with old decour, but nice and busy with locals food is very tasty and healthy portions. Staff is very friendly, waiter suggested good dinner dish. Menu both in Dutch and English, and even though I don't speak Dutch well...More

Thank Adrianna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First night in Gouda and we went for a walk, arriving at Grand Cafe Central. A few beers, some soft drinks, mixed snacks and a piece of apple cake. Very nice, great service and a good atmosphere. What more do you want.

Thank Anco M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat lunch at Cafe Central almost every Saturday during the year. We decided for his birthday to change things up a bit and have dinner instead. As usual, we were not disappointed. Dinner consisted of a lamb dish for me and a steak for...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018

On a day out in Gouda we stopped in for lunch and so glad we did. Atmosphere is inviting and the service was very good. We decided to have soup and split a salad. The cheese soup was out of this world. It was topped...More

Thank SweetCLV
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

After attending a wedding in the town hall opposite this restaurant we decided to have a meal there on our last night in Gouda. It was lovely and cosy with friendly staff, live music and good food. Perfect ending to a perfect wedding

Thank honolulu50
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had the Apple Cake here 2 years ago and rated it the best we had eaten (and our mission in life is to sample as many different Apple Cakes as possible) so of course had to come back when once again in Gouda. It...More

Thank yawarra2
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Central offers you great food and drinks for a nice price. Special: try the more than fresh " appeltaart" it is a meal on it's own ! Great view on the market!

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Our fifth time here. Our go to restaurant in Gouda. Ample portions of fresh, well prepared food. #1 in Gouda rating well deserved. They try harder to please and typically succeed. Brownie and a chocolate with your coffee??

Thank slida
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Gouda
  • Phone Number: +31 182 512 576
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The Grand Cafe was founded in 1916 by the grand parents of the current owner. The expertise of almost 100 years hospitality makes this a unique place. The drive for best service and quality is the motivator to serve our guests. At a fair price we will welcome you and provide you with all the good things Gouda has to offer! For lunch, dinner, drinks and of course our world famous applepie we are opened 7 days a week. Looking foreward pampering you!
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