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Cafe Metropole

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31, Place de Brouckere | Hotel Metropole, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 217 26 27
09:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cafè in a beautiful palace. Waiters are professional. Dinner was good with typical belgian cuisine. The price was fair.

Thank davide_pallotta1
Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Guys, this place used to be so high in my hart... always nice to have a beer, in the summer, on the terrasse to look at people passing and then eating a bite. This weekend, i had a beer and an American with fries... god it is appalling: the meat had a strange aspect, like it has been out too... More 

1 Thank gae-bon
Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Coming from the 'new world', this cafe makes an impression because of its ornate decor. The waiters can become a bit terse, but they are very busy. It was an experience to take in the surrounds. The cakes/desserts were quite satisfactory.

Thank littlehawke
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The setting is beautiful - a bit like a film set, but the food and service wasn't great. I had a forgettable vegetarian main which lacked any sort of flavour. The service was slow, but the place wasn't particularly busy and we had to ask for missing items we had ordered twice. It's a shame as the cafe itself is... More 

Thank Melissa36_90
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Visited here last night, for my first meal in Brussels I was not disappointed, there is a lovely ambiance about the place, the service is fast and extremely friendly, portion size is good and quality on food is superb. As I am only here for 5 days I will probably try other restaurants instead of going back however it will... More 

Thank Brooke W
Stuttgart, Germany
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Twenty Seven years ago I dined at this cafe as a very poor student on a study trip to Brussels. I remember getting just a dessert and coffee and it was the first time in my life I truly started to experience cafe culture. I am so happy to say that Cafe Metropole maintains that culture. Nowadays, wherever you go... More 

Thank KKM2510
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116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited this cafe annually for some 20 years (except when it closed for some time) and have never been disappointed until today. This cafe has lost its way and in my opinion won't last long. The service was absolutely awful, no welcome, tables left uncleared for too long, two young waiters who were more interested in their own... More 

3 Thank dghp9
Johannesburg, South Africa
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140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This venue offers tapas and main dishes. The menu variety is well controlled. Every meal was great in terms of taste, quality and quantity. However service was erratic depending on the waiter that served us. One night was great the next shocking and the night after okay. Thankfully the atmosphere and quality remained constant.

Thank DazzaB777
Neptune Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

IN the Metropole Hotel, You must visit even if not staying at the The Metropole. The menu is well representative of Belgian beverage and foods

Thank mjaumin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I have always admired the beautiful decor and history of the Metropole Hotel in Brussels. Therefore, I decieded to treat my mother to a coffee at the cafe Metropole. It took 30 minutes for a waiter who was tall, thin, dark hair and pale skin to arrive to take our order. He was extremely rude and could see that he... More 

1 Thank Pripripb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$64
French, Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31, Place de Brouckere | Hotel Metropole, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 217 26 27

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