We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cafe Walvis

#472 of 2,915 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Rue Antoine Dansaert 209, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 219 95 32
10:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 48: English reviews
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place close to the city center. Nice lights and nice service. Very hipster for the ones that love it!

Thank Lugalzaggisi
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year I stayed in the hotel across the river from this gem and I'm still dreaming about their vegetarian lasagna. The food and beer was so spectacular. I wish I could fly back just for this place

Thank Grace R
Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go for it. Simple, clean, friendly. Nice quiet atmosphere. Large choice of drinks, local microbrews, too. Very helpful staff. Many tables so no need to worry if there are any free. (One review wrongly stated they enable only card / non-cash payments. It is of course nonsense, you choose yourself.)

Thank Radim-Jogging-Prague
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place with good food and original interior design. I was a bit confused, when i went to the toilet but you just have to see it on your own ;)

Thank Damian_Erkan
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cafe de Walvis is serving, daily food, means home cooked style. Portions are smallish but tasty. Price is fair. The atmosphere here is a kind of mix between urban, old, retro, and groovy. They have on regular basis some life bands, and these days it's very crowd. The large terras is very sunny a view over the canal but you... More 

Thank ChachaStephane14
Level Contributor
40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This friendly cafe/bar has great food - made on the premises I think - and a good selection of beer. After arriving in Brussels 4 hours late and starving, the first thing we did was go to Walvis for beer, pasta, seafood salad and chocolate moelleux - it was all delicious and made a lousy day so much better. In... More 

Thank 40somethingstudent
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday morning. It's a cool hip and young place. It's a quiet type of cafe. Perhaps because weather was nice outside so people opted for cafés offering outside seated service. Yet inside is minimalist and fresh. The down side is that it doesn't create that cafe feeling. Service was OK and pastries were good quality (though three... More 

Thank AGR1974
Zaventem, Belgium
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice alternative café at the End of Dansaert street. They have a nice choice on Belgium beers and good food. For the summer time they have a nice big terrace along the canal with a nice few to Molenbeek on the opposite side of the canal.

Thank Christian V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Good spaghetti, reasonable prices, friendly staff that speak English too. My go to. It's located off the canal, right by Meininger Hotel so that's nice. A mere 20 minute walk to Grand Place.

Thank rockstardom
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We went to Café Walvis on a quiet Tuesday evening. Anyway we waited for ages before a waitress acknowledge our existence. After she gave the menu it took her about 15-20min to come back for our orders. Half what asked for wasn't available (why the Hell did they give a menu if it's not up to date?). Nevertheless, the food... More 

Thank VT83

Travellers who viewed Cafe Walvis also viewed

Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium

Been to Cafe Walvis? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Antoine Dansaert 209, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 219 95 32

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Walvis staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?