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££ - £££, Cafe
Place du Grand Sablon 12-13, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 37 42
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“cakes” (47 reviews)
“pastry” (19 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00 Hours
Belgian, Cafe
££ - £££
Place du Grand Sablon 12-13, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Not cheap, but the cakes are so nice. Superb éclairs. In summer you can sit outside but in winter upstairs in the cafe watching the upmarket world of the sablon go by.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nandgNL
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Decent patisserie, nothing special. Bit watch out, you may pay almost 3 times more if you eat in than if you take it away. Just another tourist trap.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bsilveira
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Patisseries and ice cream look great but if you sit down for a coffee/snack this place is completely overpriced. A cappuccino is 6 euro and watery. We had a waffle, green tea and cappuccino for 24euro ! It’s not as if you’re getting great quality...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mateo C
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Service is pleasant but slow, the food very very tasty with a mixed crowd of older BCBG locals and tourists. Well located for museums, touring. Pleasant but slow service didn't matter when you're sitting talking and enjoying the day.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HansGH16
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I went to try this place as I heard it’s one of the best in Belgium and they supply the king and queen of Belgium. I tried the cafe upstairs, I found the waffle to be excellent and one of the best I tasted. It...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nicklondon88
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

The takeaway pattiserie on ground floor is a marvel and I'd recommend the products to anyone. The cafe upstairs is ok but perhaps a missed opportunity given the perhaps too relaxed staff. The hot chocolate was nice but not the Spanish style you dip your...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 886radekm
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This place has chocolate that's too precious to eat. Every piece is an art piece. Their passionfruit was amazing

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nomadt88
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Even in the busiest cafes or restaurants, busy service staff will eventually acknowledge your existence. Not here. All over the place, customers were being ignored and you virtually had to rugby tackle our guy to get him to take an order. Still, the coffee was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank G T
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We came here for some breakfast. The place looked nice from the outside, but in reality it was a gigantic disappointment. We sat outside on the terrace. After 15 minutes the first waiter came to ask us what we wanted. When we decided to order...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Lotte V
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an awesome pastry/chocolate shop in the beautiful Sablon area! Pictures tell the story. Outside seating, table service or take away available.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 340suea
Myriam W, Directeur général at Wittamer, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you for your compliments. Wittamer exists at the Grand Sablon since 1910 and is still a family business. (4 générations).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Belgian, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Grand Sablon 12-13, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 37 42
  • E-mail
Lining the Grand Sablon are some of Belgium's finest chocolatier boutique shops, including Wittamer Café. Have brunch or ask for a free sample of Belgian chocolate.
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