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Etablissement Max

€€ - €€€, Cafe, European
Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 97 31
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible19%
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“belgian waffles” (11 reviews)
“beignets” (4 reviews)
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Belgian, Cafe, European
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Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The waffle is excellent, it's big and expensive also. No problem it a luxurious tea room ok. But a luxurious tea room, should have fresh mini waffle to go with the coffee and not dried old ones (at 6 euros the drink, it's not too...More

Thank cecilou2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited twice during our visit for coffee and waffles.Lovely old fashioned tea room vibe that gets very busy,so be prepared to queue.Unlike other reviewers,we had no trouble with the service.Great place to re-fuel.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I couldnt speak dutch and was asking in english to the male server a question about the menu. Before I could even finished talking, he walked away! Initially i thought he misunderstood me, so i waited for him to be available before gesturing to him...More

Thank Alice_slho
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were told by locals that this place had great waffles so we happily checked it out - not sure we'd have done so if we'd have looked at the reviews here beforehand! As it transpired we were quite happy with our experience. We're no...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A friend from Ghent told us we had to come here for their waffles. They were so delicious, just the right amount of crunch and dough. I had strawberry and my friends had powdered sugar and butter. Very decent price.

Thank aholmin
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had just arrived by coach and on a warm morning a cold beer was very welcome. This is located close to the cathedral to one side of the market and is one of the oldest buildings in Ghent, both outside and certainly inside. There...More

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Thank pepsipie
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We wanted to taste a Waffle and we looked at the internet : Fritz was very good scored, Max was not, although we found some inputs about its historical waffles. Fritz was closed, so we went to Max. You are right, it is expensive and...More

Thank Carles M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great place to stop for a waffle and a cold drink. Lovely view, attentive staff in fancy uniforms. Amazing waffles.

Thank Madeleine J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were advised that Max's was good for Belgian waffles - just what we needed after walking around Ghent for much of a day. It was indeed very good, busy but very good. The waffles were as perfect as you can get, offered with a...More

Thank Ruthsmum
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I was worried about visiting after reading rude service reviews. I say, give it a go and experience it yourself, can't say no to the inventor of brussels waffle right? As soon as we went in, we were acknowledged, seated and given English menus. Service...More

Thank cc7391
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Cafe, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 223 97 31
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