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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 good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“baguette” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (15 reviews)
“meatloaf” (2 reviews)
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European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here as it was close to the Novotel (and also the Hilton and NH Hotel and Ibis) so if you're staying in any of those, try breakfast here instead. It is so close, we could actually see it from our bedroom window! First...More

Thank Alexander W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brussels is an expensive city. But this eatery is in the middle of the town and an affordable one. I did have a French stick (baguette) with meatloaf and cabbage. Plus local beer. Total was 7,20 euro. This is not funky restaurant but if you...More

Thank Aragorn65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happy staff - great service - quick lunch stop on a tour around Brussels. I chose a Smoked Salmon Baguette - terrific bread and plenty of filling.Sensible prices in a very busy area. Highly recommended.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Very little opens before 8am in Brussels so this was a perfect, early breakfast spot with reasonable prices at 7am. They offer pastries and omelettes, however we tried one of their sandwich baguettes with ham,cheese, egg and salad which was a wonderful treat. Crispy bread...More

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Grabbed sandwiches ten minutes before they closed. They were friendly, happy to serve us. Delicious large sandwich on a baguette for under 4euros.! Very pleased.

Thank Shawnie H
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This place was awesome! The woman running the place is super friendly and accommodating. The bread and coffee are terrific - the salad is very tasty and prices are reasonable. Stop by if you can!

Thank aztrimom
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The friendliest lady in Belgium works here! We popped in for breakfast because we saw a queue out the door the day previous and thought it must be good... and it is! Simple food but very fresh and tasty. We had an omelette and a...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place was great, it is a small deli with outside seating. They have a lot of different sandwich options and your selection is made to order. The sandwich was huge and a a very reasonable price. It was recommended by our tour guide and...More

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Had some sandwiches and soups. Nice and friendly staff. Free Wi-Fi. Definitely a positive recommendation.

Thank George M
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were here for lunch. The sandwiches were delicious, the baguette especially! The place is a bit cold, though

Thank Giuseppe Luca P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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: 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.