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“Great cafe for hot breakfasts/pastries/cakes, cheap prices, excellent coffee”
Review of Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien
Ranked #145 of 713 Restaurants in Bruges
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
London
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33 reviews
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“Great cafe for hot breakfasts/pastries/cakes, cheap prices, excellent coffee”
Reviewed 30 April 2011

Yes, it's part of a chain. And yes, it goes against my every traveller instinct (like eating at Macdonalds). But damn it, when your hotel charges 25 Euros for a dodgy buffet, you simply have to find somewhere else for breakfast! We woke up late and found every cafe in town had already finished serving breakfast and had moved on to lunch menus. We nearly had to eat pizza for breakfast!

Then we found this cafe, just off the north-east corner of the main square (Markt). Walk past the Bier Tempel shop and the Cambrinus pub and it's on your left. It's on a regular route for the horse drawn carriages so you watch the pretty horsies go by while you sit in the sunshine. Or your can sit inside in the rustic, open bakery room with huge shared tables. Great hot breakfasts and pastries, amazing cakes, good coffee.

And although it is a chain, at least it started in Belgium!

  • Visited April 2011
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Bruges, Belgium
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“Lovely café”
Reviewed 14 April 2011

Delicious bread, lovely cakes. Eat in or take away. Friendly staff. Tea and cake about 7 euros per person, but worth it.

  • Visited April 2011
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Good value and rustic!”
Reviewed 28 February 2011

Le Pain Quotidien, the daily bread...Dropped in for some soup with bread and a coffee in Brugges and Ghent. Received more bread in Brugges than in Ghent and no chance of getting a coffee and cake after our soup in Ghent either, maybe it was a language thing.

However, other than that the soup was good, the bread lovely and the setting like an 18th century farmhouse kitchen! Some things looked a tad pricey others very fair. Certainly worth a look, the coffee was very good!

  • Visited February 2011
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Scotland
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“Great place to stop for a drink and a pastry.”
Reviewed 15 January 2011

The atmosphere and layout of this bakery is informal and relaxing. We had hot chocolate and a pastry. Both were delicious.

  • Visited January 2011
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Decent food decent people”
Reviewed 2 January 2011

The food is just great.
The waiting staff are sweet natured and helpful.
It is difficult to find a reason to go anywhere else (during the day)
If you are self catering,buy their bread,cakes and whatever to stock up-it is all "real" food.
It is busy and popular-but it is worth walking round the block a few times until there is space!!

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