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“Drinks on the terrace are enough” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Leffe

Cafe Leffe
Ranked #2,680 of 3,345 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cayman
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121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Drinks on the terrace are enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

I returned there after 4 years. The first time, after an accident on their stairs, my jeans broke so it was too embarassing to go back! :)

But I have to notice the absolute lack of change: the terrace is nice and so is the waitress. The French fries looked yummy! But both salads we ordered were average. Nothing justified the price of what seemed to be a bunch of ingredients taken out of a can and served on fresh lettuce!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Four of us attempted to have lunch. Drinks were served quickly and order taken promptly, however after that we waited for an hour during which all waitress could offer is "it's not my fault". Put money for the drinks on the table and left without ever seeing our food. I also must say that restaurant is pretty expensive (18 euro for a hamburger) and should have much better service, even by european standards.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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London
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A lovely place to spend an evening - amazing food & beer, great location, excellent service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We ate dinner here on Tuesday & Wednesday night this week. The cafe was pretty quiet on both evenings, and we had the same waitress on both nights who looked after us well - balancing the time to come get orders and clear up with giving us space to talk... This seems to be the Belgian way, if you want something extra in particular then wander up to the bar and ask!

Beer, as you'd expect from a Leffe brand bar was excellent, especially the Leffe printemps and Belle-vue kriek (cherry beer).

Food choices were limited to about 20 options from a brasserie menu (including English translation), but - my goodness - can those boys in kitchen cook?! We had a faultless steak, the local speciality 'waterzooi' and a lovely duck dish, all sensible portions at a reasonable price for the area.

All in all, I can't vouch for the lunch menu or service, but on the evidence of a couple of evenings, you're sure of a great dinner!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RichBarber
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NY
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Convenient location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

This is the kind of place you go to when you have to eat and it just happens to be right there at Place du Grand Sablon. Location is everything! Granted we weren't looking or hoping for gourmet fare, merely something to keep us satisfied until dinner. Most of us ordered a croque monsieur. I was expecting a bit of a glorified grilled cheese but it was basically just a plain old grilled cheese- skimpy, flat and completely adequate. It was a busy afternoon so it was crowded. However service was not lacking. There was also quite a beer selection so we all tried something different- the highlight of our meal!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank crazydogs
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Oxford,
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129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Location more than anything”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

I have often been here. The main selling point is the location, which is ideal. The food was good and the beers are fine. I can't criticise it. The only downside is that it's usually crowded outside, and there are smokers sitting on the terrace.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ProfessorCalculus
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