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De Pistolei

Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 502 95 02
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“baguette” (14 reviews)
“sandwiches” (21 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here based mainly on the reviews but also because of its location near our hotel. Thankfully the menu and staff are multi-lingual, so deciding what to order was made much easier. There were two of us and we each ordered a deli...More

Thank BigJimH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know when you walk into a cafe in a tourist area and it is full of locals that it is going to be good. Had lunch here twice and can recommend the soup and the sandwiches. Great selection and well priced. Fills you up...More

Thank Aidan M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this when looking for a place to eat, some different dishes were ordered; vol a vent, chicken pasta, baguette with meat and potato salad, and everyone enjoyed their food and were quite full. Service was nice and friendly, restrooms in the basement...More

Thank TrasteTh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was just passing by and saw the menu on the window. The place is small and cozy and there are a lot of fresh ingredients. You can make your own custom-made baguette sandwhich. I went for vol-au-vent which came with fries and salad. The...More

Thank Juliana B
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Delicious big sandwiches, I taste two of them and both was good. Staff is friendly and helpful, аtmosphere was authentic.

Thank Ваня Ч
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I found this place to be a great value and a wonderful spot to try some locale cuisine. It reminded me of the sandwhich shop on my block when I lived in NYC. All the sandwhichs looked amazing and huge! I ended up going with...More

1  Thank Weldon G
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Good and big sandwiches, with a variety of combinations, seems to be all made from fresh ingredients. If you are lucky and found a not occupied table, food is excellent. Very helpful waitress, always smiling, also the owner! Very cheap for food quality. Only 4...More

Thank valentin63
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We decided to have breakfast here on our first morning in Brussels because of all the TA reviews noting how great an atmosphere this place had and how it was a little gem tucked away behind a bit of a rough exterior. It was okay....More

Thank xanderfurious
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small shop, about 15 feet across, specializing in freshly made sandwiches. Mounds of fresh baguettes at entrance, you choose what you want on it with sauces and veggies. Very generous portions for price. Made in front of you then available for take...More

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Simple restaurant but sandwiches are very nice , fresh and good . I would definitely come back here.

Thank Josif D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 502 95 02
Great little sandwich bar in Brussels on the way down to the Grand Palace from Grand Central metro station - very busy on the main tourist trail.
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