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Cafe des Arts

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Belgian, European, Dutch
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Markt 32, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 34 68
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I were looking for somewhere to eat in the main square before our walking tour and this seemed to be the best option. She received a huge pot of mussels and chips for 25 Euro and I a traditional Belgian meal for 15 Euro. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and portion of the food and... More 

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2 Thank Shelby L
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We having been coming here for dinner for many years, we are always remembered with a big smile and a hug. Food wonderful will even give you the recipe for whatever Sauce you have if asked. Many a good evening.

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1 Thank Saddam602
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242 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

As with "most" places located in, on or around a beautiful square like the one Café des Arts is located, you are paying for the location which is second to none. Unfortunately "most" are tourist traps offering light bite food and drink at overly inflated prices, Café des Arts is no different. Two cheese toasties (€24) and four small beers... More 

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2 Thank Thebates22
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

initially we thought the waiter was good fun, until we had something to moan about!!! we ordered mussels (25 euros) and they came with a tonne of celery which my friend is allergic to so w asked them to change it for a pot without celery this seemed to take ages to convince him to do so after a long... More 

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New Jersey
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The only good thing about the place is its location. A great place to sit down and have a beer or a coffee or at most fries. Don't waste your appetite or your money on eating a meal over here. We tried the pizza, waffles and mussels ... Can't choose which was the worst of the three. It's mostly frozen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great location on square but looked a bit touristy so was not expecting much. I started with escargot which was one of the best I have had in a long time. No over cooked rubbery things but soft and flavoursome. I then had the mussels which were a generous portion and very tasty. So in summary, a pleasant surprise but... More 

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4 Thank Thomas I
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful stop right on the main square. Yep, it's not cheap but you are paying for the location. Bruges is the most romantic of cities. Staff were polite.

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3 Thank Jo K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Was just turned away from wanting a drink as it's lunch te... little did he know I would of eaten after my driving... rude man

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Leicestershire, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The location on the square is great but you really pay for it. Food perfectly adequate, service very good but the price reflects the location. We had better food at other restaurants for two thirds of the price. But if you've just arrived, its getting late and you can't face wandering around looking for something else this is the pick... More 

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2 Thank Leicstourist
Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We chose this cafe/restaurant amongst many others around the square as it offered both a great variety a la carte and great value fixed menu at 17 Euros including an aperitif.The service was attentive and dinner served promptly with moules gratin and ham,melon and aspragus to begin followed by both of us choosing the Flemish beef carbonnade which was delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European, Dutch
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Markt 32, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 34 68

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