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Le Pain Quotidien - Sablon

Rue des Sablons 11, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 513 51 54
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“bread” (36 reviews)
“saumon” (13 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rue des Sablons 11, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a very warm and romantic environment that seems to come out of a woody Allen’s movie you can enjoy your coffee accompanied by original croissant and Belgium cheeses or more delicious soups pies and salads as a brunch. I had the most enormous cappuccino...More

Thank Kalokasidis K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always a pleasure to go there for lunch, tea time or just a coffee or fresh drink in the summer time. Waiter with a smile and good advice ... flexibility .... its the 5th time Im going there with friends from abroad, they always enjoyed...More

Thank GreenGem2014
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

There were a lot of servants running around in circles. But serving a simple breakfast was too hard. We walked out, that was the only way to get their attention. Suddenly they were fast and effective: the rule of money always works!

Thank annuska h
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Had brunch here with family in their outdoor area and appreciated the quality ingredients. Service was adequate.

Thank 421Traveler_123
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This has long been a favourite for breakfast, brunch, lunch and snacks. Freshly prepared, really tasty and well presented food. On my most recent visit I ordered only a drink: the wrong thing arrived. Soon put right though. The downside: it's so easy to be...More

Thank bestcornishcat
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Real disappointment. Used to go there but today was really average. I ordered a fisherman set. Boiled egg was no longer available and instead they brought me scrambled eggs. Why not but the portion was really minuscule. Only few pieces of bread and only 2...More

Thank jamesequity
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I went here on a recommendation and was not disappointed. The location is easy to find, the interior atmosphere is very beautiful and felt very Belgian/French countryside. They have little 2 person tables, or a very long table in the middle that they seat big...More

Thank twistedtippy
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You have the same decor and food as in all other Pain Quotidien in Brussels. Went there at lunch time and the food had the usual good quality but the staff had bordering on being rude. I know they are overworked but you pay well...More

Thank Ana_LIS_PT
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were in town visiting from the States and happened to be across the street looking at the church. I had to use the washroom and ran into this restaurant. My husband and i are very strict organic eaters and this place was adorable. I...More

Thank danielle m
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The Pain Quotidien, or PQ as habitués call them, at the Sablon is our favorite for leasure meetings with friends. Went there for brunch on Sunday May 7th and had a great time. Food is good (it's constant and you don't get - bad -...More

Thank OlivierFromBrussels
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23 June 2016|
Response from bestcornishcat | Reviewed this property |
This question isn't really for me. I just eat there. I suggest you email PQ direct, but wouldn't it be stale by the time it travelled from Belgium to the USA?!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Sablons 11, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 513 51 54
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It's found in Paris and New York, but this internationally renowned bakery is a Belgian invention, and many folks admit that this is still the best bread in the city. In truth, it's not just a bakery, but also a patisserie, delicatessen, snack bar and coffee house. Their farmers' bread is still baked by artisans. This shop (as well as its 10 other Brussels locations) has a provincial atmosphere, decorated with pine furniture and cream-coloured walls. The menu includes a selection of open sandwiches (try the typical cheese platter with radish and onions), salads and tarts.
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