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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” (25 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
€€ - €€€
Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

a fine, completely local source of food in Guoda. No local cheese here, which I don't really care for, but so relaxing! Completely recommended.

Thank FarAway813092
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Early on a September Saturday evening the old-fashioned interior was already full but luckily it was still warm enough to eat outside, with a good view over the market square. The cheese soup, with bits of bacon, celery etc, was very good but also very...More

Thank milimana
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Place already exist for 100 years and that's not for nothing. Come here for drinks, lunch or dinner and you will a great time, with superb service, in authentic surroundings. Special dish is their apple pie, with is huge and fresh made. Dinner menu is...More

Thank GoudseKaas84
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

There are two entrances to this cafe/restaurant one of them is on the main square, we found the other entrance on a smaller street, that from a first site looks more like a small cafe and less like the great restaurant that it actually is....More

Thank Louis_G_Wu
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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 31 July 2018

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 444LizA
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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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