The welcoming two-story interior and shelves full of secondhand books in French and English, as well as the magazines, tables, and chairs scattered around, lift your spirits as soon as you walk into this restaurant. As the locals have discovered, it’s great for breakfasts and light lunches. The menu of soups, salads, quiches, open sandwiches, and other dishes are all homemade. A Spanish salad of hams and cheese and a French salad of different cheese and walnuts come full of fresh tastes, and there’s a great selection for vegetarians and those after organic options—a winning formula in a city where mussels and chips is the norm. Expect to pay around €16 for breakfast and €20 for lunch; it's hardly the cheapest deal in town, but with this level of comfort and cooking, it's well worth it.
Books and Brunch
Our Rating Neighborhood Center, South of Burg, toward Gentpoort Hours Mon–Fri 9am–5pm Transportation Bus to Garenmarkt Phone 050/70-90-79 Prices Dishes €4– €14 Cuisine Type Belgian, Café Web site Books and Brunch
MapGarenmarkt 30 Bruges
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