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La Clef D'Or

#519 of 2,907 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Belgian, French, Cafe, European
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Place du Jeu de Balle 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 97 62
07:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Visited this place on a Saturday morning having seen it recommended as one of the best places to have breakfast in Brussels. Ordered a Croque Monsieur and a Madame. They were nothing more than toasted sandwiches. Not expensive and not a gastronomic masterpiece.

Thank BaldyConscience
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is a real Brussels café right in the heart of the city by the flea market, it opens for business at 5 AM , an hour before the market so all the marketeers have their bowl of coffee before opening for business. It is crowded specially on sundays . Clients come by for a beer, coffee eggs and bacon,... More 

Thank picklecock
Brussels, Belgium
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62 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

La place du jeu is the main fleamarket of Brussels, opened daily. And this is where you'll find La Clé d'Or which is a tipical belgian pub. Nothing fancy or trendy, but you can eat there a stoemp or another belgian dish for cheap, with a beer :)

Thank EmptyFridgeSurvivor
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Based upon the Trip Advisor reviews, we recently had Sunday brunch at La Clef d'Or. It was great fun, very lively and friendly and an excellent hearty Belgian breakfast washed down with Leffe beer. It is the Belgian equivalent of a top quality breakfast diner in the USA. For tourists who speak neither French nor Flemish, you can manage in... More 

Thank TrevorBrussels
Taipei, Taiwan
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Stopping here was based on a recommendation from a friend. It was a little out of the way for us for a Sunday brunch but well worth the excursion. This is traditional spot, frequented mostly by locals (with their dogs), located by the flea market, with great food at reasonable prices, and where we received great service. This is the... More 

Thank Damafan
Guildford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

A busy local place with a menu of all the typical Brussels cafe bistro food. It's decent and affordable but hardly gourmet!

Thank Farnham-Family-of-4
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Really nice place, cozy, with great food (I've tried onion soup) and beers, and really value for money. Also, great service. The place is woody, and reminded me of the twin peaks series. Opens at 5 in the morinig, and closes at 5 (or 6) in the afternoon).

Thank Danae P
Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Since our flight arrived early, we looked for a nice place for breakfast. La Clef D'or is a cute very local Belgian place, just outside the flea market. It is open extremely early in case you land just like us, the wooden decor is incredible. This is not the place if you look for luxury, but a great one for... More 

Thank Aviad S
Sarasota, Florida
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139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

La Clef D'Or is a must when you're flee marketing! Great omelets and cappuccino for breakfast. Friendly service. A great place to people watch! Just love this little inexpensive bistro!

Thank Melissa F
Antwerp, Belgium
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131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Traditional & typical Belgian café. (+) - Close to the flea market - Great atmosphere - Funny service - A lot of choice in dishes! (try the cervela, dry sausage and stoemp!) - Totally not expensive A must-do!

Thank lauplus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, French, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Jeu de Balle 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 97 62

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