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Books & Brunch

) #14 of 574 Restaurants in Bruges €€ - €€€ , European, Vegetarian Friendly
Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 70 90 79
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for brunch with another couple and really loved it! I would recommend once you get to Bruges you go and make a reservation here. They fill up fast and often book multiple days out.

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews here and decided to visit but when we arrived on 17th July there was a notice on the door saying that their only employee was off on maternity leave and they would reopen in September!More

4  Thank richmond225
Deroo_Jos, Owner at Books & Brunch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I fully understand your disappointment but somehow it doesn't strike me as fair when you rate us one out of five when you didn't even enter our place... Since we have kids, one of which is wheelchairbound (and they're at home because of the school...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We very much enjoyed eating here for breakfast. The menu was in English, which was nice and the food was good and a lot of it. Eat here!

Thank mbatezel
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had a breakfast today - as I have problems with gluten and dairy, I was happy to have a full and normal breakfast in this wonderful place full of nice books from all around the world.

1  Thank Anda P
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I came across this place when researching our first visit to Bruges and was intrigued. As we were outside looking at the superb breakfast menu - 2 Americans were leaving and said "It's really great in there!" A good choice of breakfasts including an organic...More

Thank sid1962
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about this place. Had a Slow coffee-special, Norwegian salada, carrot soup, bread & butter and an homemade lemonade.

Thank Carlos9Ferreira
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We came here because the reviews were excellent and a local friend recommended it as well. The food and atmosphere were outstanding. My wife and I shared the hearty breakfast which came with a two egg omelette, bacon, freshly squeezed orange juice, bread basket and...More

1  Thank Einfante
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Out of the main pathways of the typical tour groups, this nice little nook in Brugge is a unique place for brunch. As you enter, you would think that you have wandered into a book store. Books lined the walls, magazines hung on the wall,...More

Thank Godwell C
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I wish there was a place like this where I live! Great selection of national geographic magazines, hundreds of books and delicious brunch. The classic breakfast was perfect and the service was very good. Although the breakfast supposed to include a croissant but it didn't...More

Thank Catalina J
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Found this place in TripAdvisor & so pleased we did as makes real change from the average tourist fare. Tucked away on street behind the Groeninge Museum. Quiet & Airy it was an oasis on a hot day when we had been battling with tourist...More

Thank KateJRR
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10 May 2015|
Response from Deroo_Jos | Property representative |
We do accept card (Visa, Mastercard & Maestro).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 70 90 79
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The combination of different kinds of breakfasts, light lunches (salads, sandwiches and seasonal specials) and our used-book store create a relaxing atmospere.We like to surprise with tasty, healthy food. Organic and vegetarian options are always available. As for drinks : freshly ground coffee, latte, capuccino, fresh tea, homemade limonade and ice-tea....The books are a mix of all genres of non-fiction and fiction. English and French books are available too. We also supply free WIFI and charging points for your laptop, phone and tablet.See you in Books & Brunch !
We're open from Monday to Friday, 9-17 h. Closed during Belgian school holdiays.
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