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Grand Cafe Central

$$ - $$$, , Cafe
Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 182 512 576
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (20 reviews)
“apple cake” (5 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Central European, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

After attending a wedding in the town hall opposite this restaurant we decided to have a meal there on our last night in Gouda. It was lovely and cosy with friendly staff, live music and good food. Perfect ending to a perfect wedding

Thank honolulu50
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had the Apple Cake here 2 years ago and rated it the best we had eaten (and our mission in life is to sample as many different Apple Cakes as possible) so of course had to come back when once again in Gouda. It...More

Thank yawarra2
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Central offers you great food and drinks for a nice price. Special: try the more than fresh " appeltaart" it is a meal on it's own ! Great view on the market!

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Our fifth time here. Our go to restaurant in Gouda. Ample portions of fresh, well prepared food. #1 in Gouda rating well deserved. They try harder to please and typically succeed. Brownie and a chocolate with your coffee??

Thank slida
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We sat for ages before they acknowledged us Food looked good but staff looked bored Might be better in the evening but not on market day when busy

Thank Janette B
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Food was very good, but the service was terrific. One of the waitresses gave the kids some stale bread to feed the pigeons in the town square. Just great.

Thank embraboy
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We decided on the apple pie and cream with a coffee... great decision; it was huge and very tasty... couldn't have managed it after a lunch!! The service was fast and friendly despite a busy cheese market day crowd and there were lots of locals,...More

Thank cnb134
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We made a Sunday day trip to the lovely little town of Gouda. Train tickets from Utrecht Central cost €13.60 return per person. It was very quiet when we arrived but around lunchtime it began to get a little busier. We stopped off for coffee...More

Thank BOXtheFOX
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Russian Egg and fish salad and the Dish of the Day was Caramelised Ribs. Salad could have fed two people and delicious. Very tasty Ribs with portion of salad and chlps. Limonchello Cassata for dessert was shared between two. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good...More

Thank 247heather
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Very straightforward and charming service. Menu is compact but what they do do they do Well! Wine good Italian and the specials were terrific value. The musical chimes of the clocks in the market make a fine back drop.

Thank wilsonbamburghcastle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Central European, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:30 AM
9:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Markt 22-23 Zeugstraat 9, 2801 JB Gouda, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Gouda
  • Phone Number: +31 182 512 576
  • E-mail
The Grand Cafe was founded in 1916 by the grand parents of the current owner. The expertise of almost 100 years hospitality makes this a unique place. The drive for best service and quality is the motivator to serve our guests. At a fair price we will welcome you and provide you with all the good things Gouda has to offer! For lunch, dinner, drinks and of course our world famous applepie we are opened 7 days a week. Looking foreward pampering you!
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