If you’re wondering where Bruges’s hipsters hang out, it’s here in this cultural complex, which houses a cinema, artisan workshop, and a bright, airy, industrial-style cafe/bar. The latter buzzes from noon until the wee hours, thanks to its well-priced lunchtime sandwich menu, affordable array of evening tapas, and late-night bar snacks. More substantial dishes include a vegan-friendly stuffed eggplant with quinoa; lamb with sweet potatoes, zucchini, and asparagus; or the catch of the day hailing from the North Sea. The coveted tables on the plant-filled terrace fill up quickly on sunny days, and on summer nights, it’s one of the best spots in the city for an al fresco cocktail.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around town Hours Daily noon–midnight (Fri–Sat till 2am; Tues from 3pm). Phone 050/734-764 Prices Sandwiches (lunch only): 9€–10€. Tapas (evening only): 9€–11€. Main courses 17€–23€ Cuisine Type International Web site De Republiek
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