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De Markten Cafe

#2,455 of 3,230 Restaurants in Brussels
Cafe, , European
Oude Graanmarkt 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 485 74 70 57
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good29%
  • Average24%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible12%
10 Nov 2017
“Good overall”
28 Nov 2017
“Glass Doors!! ”
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Cafe, Gastropub, European, Pub
Oude Graanmarkt 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Nice location and nice interior, but nothing special. All is self service so you have to walk up to the counter to order and to pick up. Credit card only. Drinks and baked goods were good but nothing out of the ordinary. Biggest problem however...More

Thank Gajadama
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Not quite sure what this place is trying to be as part of it is a cultural centre into which has been opened a cafe. Under a torrential shower, we sheltered in here and had a drink. It was early evening and the place was...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Been there several times. The location is perfect, especially the outdoor seats on sunny days. The coffee and tea are alright. Tried their pasta once – it was terrible but could be forgivable for a 'cafe'. However, the service is always unforgivably slow and incredibly...More

Thank Boan_W
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Cafe is a 10 min. walk away from the Brussels Grand Place and easily reached by Metro (station Saint Catherine), close to th basilica. It is a great place to meet up with friends, and drinks are fairly priced and served fast. A "dagschotel"...More

Thank ArticCynda
Reviewed 10 September 2016

De Markten is more of a cultural center than just a restaurant or bar. Located right in Brussel's city center, it has a hip, and relatively young audience. Atmosphere is really cool. You may have to wait a bit before the food arrives (healthy food,...More

Thank immorissal
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Marwan, what a great guy.. Stopped for a quick drink with the family and was pleasantly surprised at how well Marwan looked after us, as well as all the guests he was serving. All the staff are very friendly and I highly recommend this place...More

Thank HitzRao
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Staff were very fun, lovely and friendly. Drinks a little pricey but really well made and presentation was great. Would definitely go again.

Thank Immy B
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Solid Flemish bar with basic food such as spaghetti bolognaise. Reasonable sized bar, meeting rooms and a large terrace at the front where many celebrities gather including Arno.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Despite the poor service, there was a good crowd in, many of whom were eating. We found a table but nobody came near us to serve us. Eventually we approached the bar and put in our drinks order. The waiter eventually came with the drinks...More

1  Thank RetireeOldcastle
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This is a place without pretention which serve good and fresh food for a decent price right in the heart of Brussels.

Thank EmptyFridgeSurvivor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Cafe, Gastropub, European, Pub
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oude Graanmarkt 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 485 74 70 57
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Café De Markten is known for it's terrace surrounded by beautiful trees. In 2017 interior and menu were renewed by AUB-SVP.
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