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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (24 reviews)
“apple cake” (7 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During our tour in Gouda and the krimpernerwaard we had lunch at Grand Cafe Central. The lunch card shows a good choice of differend food. The staff was very friendly and provided a good service. The food itself was also very good..

Thank Kees K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate a fantastic lunch here, can’t recommend highly enough. Excellent, attentive service in perfectly spoken English with an English menu provided. Gorgeous sandwiches in a lovely atmosphere, many locals use this restaurant which speaks volumes for its quality. So impressed we returned for evening meal...More

Thank emmalbird111
Reviewed 28 June 2018

With all the cafes to choose from on this main square, peaking at people's plates was more helpful than comparing menus, many of which were similar. But the food here looked great and it didn't disappoint. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his perfectly cooked rib eye...More

Thank SusanNeubauer
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this cafe-restaurant on the beautiful main square. The food is very nice like the charming staff. Highly recommended!

Thank gianluca70
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We started off having a beer sitting outside but decided to stay on for dinner for which we moved inside. Interesting menu including some 'twists' on similarly named dishes elsewhere. I had the cheese soup to start which was yummy- slightly smoky flavour with bacon...More

Thank Liz A
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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.

1  Thank Sundancer93003
Reviewed 3 April 2018 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 April 2018 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 2 April 2018 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 27 March 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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