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Vooraf en Toe

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Botermarkt 9 | 2311 EM, 2311 EM, Leiden, The Netherlands
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 18:00
Thu - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Restaurant on the canal in Leiden. Croque Madame was terrific. Very friendly nice waitstaff. Locally popular.

Thank bigjimcape
Leiden, The Netherlands
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

A mish mash of everything to decorate, mixed signals on level of quality, service etc. at an average price level. I had coffe and a good conversation, followed by even better cake, more coffee and brighter conversation. What more could one wish for on an average tuesday morning? The place consists of several separate spaces in an old building along... More 

Thank wardtmar
Solihull, United Kingdom
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727 reviews
567 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

This cafe has good outside space alongside one of Leiden's many rivers and canals. We found the menu, service and food to be fairly basic. We both had two different types of cheese salads that came served in a bowl and smothered in and unappealing sauce. We ordered two glasses of wine that didn't appear until the third time of... More 

Thank LauraDaveJames
Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Vooraf en Toe is often crowded on the weekends but it's a nice spot for lunch or a cup of joe. As its wonderful sign in its main room says,

Thank Craig P
Leiden, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Late lunch with my dearest. Simple toast with grilled cheese and ham. Plus a nice sandwich with avocado and other veggies. Two cappuccini made thi a perfect lunch for two in a very traditional pub. Nothing special but just such a nice laid back atmosphere.

Thank HubertJoep
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Nice pace, more a cafe with all kinds of sandwiches. Once or twice a week it's possible to have dinner. It's no "grande cuisine" but it's made with attention and served for a good price. I like to go there because they are always friendly.

Thank 7300
Pisa, Italy
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

A very nice place, along on e of the canals but for some reason it was not as crowded as the other places where we tried to enter and could find a place. We had a terrific tomato soup and kangaroo meat (I know, it's weird but it was delicious). Staff very friendly!

Thank LepoLepoLepo
The Netherlands
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251 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Nice coffees, good soups and sandwiches. Really nice location, centrally located. Great place for brunch.

Thank Yvonne O
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Went here for a Saturday lunch as this was the only place around with available seating. The atmosphere inside is artistic/ intellectual. It seems a nice place to read a paper or a book. I ordered a sandwich, my sister had the avocado salad. We were not impressed by the originality or quality of the food served. The avocado salad... More 

Thank Amsterdamster
Leiden, The Netherlands
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Let's go to 'our favorite cafe' we say - and that's what we call it. Friendly and small, has renovated to get bigger & nicer a few yrs ago. Nice people. Great coffee. Relaxing. Great place to hang out, right at the Sat & Weds market.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Dutch, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Botermarkt 9 | 2311 EM, 2311 EM, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden

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