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Cafe Le Fontainas

Bar, Cafe, European
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Rue du Marche au Charbon 91, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 503 31 12
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Showing 44: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
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468 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent spot for any time, including lunch. The tuna sandwich was excellent, they had lentil soup on the menu this day, and it was also fantastic. Great service, too.

Thank David P
Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar offers a pleasant ambiance, a good range of tasty bites and drinks and above a great selection of electronic music in the background. The place offers self-service at the bar, which can be a problem if you are a group of six with a large order and your waiter is „having a bad day“. Upon asking a few... More 

1 Thank Chrisse H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,776 reviews
4,002 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,141 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We were having a bimble around the Saint Jaques area and had already been to Au Soleil and Cafe Chardon when we decided to pop into here for a quick drink. A lovely eye-catching building houses this superb tavern,the interior is light and airy and with great furnishings and decorated tastefully throughout it really is a superb place to enjoy... More 

Thank Neil K
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place with a good atmosphere. I enjoyed the lunch. It takes a little to get your food, but it is worth the waiting time.

Thank Manu M
Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Well I have always wanted to eat here . Having stopped by in the summer a few times for beers it was a good opportunity today to have lunch. Nice place and cool music but terribly slow service but didn't care as wonderful music and cool vibe. We ordered something different than what we thought we had ordered but it... More 

Thank Jojo Y
Brussels, Belgium
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped there for a quick drink. You have to go to the bar to order. When I asked what there was, the bartender wasn't very nice and ended giving me the menu instead of suggesting drinks! When I ordered, another bartender was nicer. Tables are old, rusty and dirty! There are better cafes in Brussels!

1 Thank Aurelien1304
Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This café is located in the city centre, close to the beautiful Grand-Place, but it is not a tourist trap. The food was lovely. You can sit outside and watch the daily life. Nice music playing. For someone can be disturbing the self service - you have to order and pay immediately and bring it by yourself, but I did... More 

Thank ZuzanaCZE
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Good selection of beers. Lively place. Self service, you like it or not, fine for me. Lot of local people, which is recommendation on its own. If you need to chill out, you can visit church nearby (Notre-Dame de Bon Secours) open even late night.

Thank Dariusz J
Brussels, Belgium
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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

True, service does not really exist here. True, don't expect the staff to be friendly. But the place is well located and has a nice terrace, and above all, its own atmosphere. I know I will have to stand in line to get served. I know the bartender will not give me any special treatment (and to be honest, I... More 

Thank ToyBoy_B
Vaxjo, Sweden
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I joined a group of colleagues for a quick working lunch but I had to be at a meeting after 45 minutes only. So, I asked - very kindly, as in my style - if there was something which could be prepared fast and the answer I got was: "Why don't you go to McDonalds?" Well, next time I will... More 

2 Thank Svevanena

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue du Marche au Charbon 91, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 503 31 12

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?