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) #33 of 60 Dessert in Brussels #734 of 3,182 Places to Eat in Brussels $$ - $$$ Cafe,
Place du Grand Sablon 12-13, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 37 42
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (57 reviews)
“pastry” (13 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00All hours
Cafe, Belgian
$$ - $$$
Place du Grand Sablon 12-13, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced, dreadful service and bad attitude from staff - definitely the worst value for money on our trip to Brussels - had to wait 45 minutes to be served coffee and the cakes were overrated. €48 for 3 coffees and 4 cakes ..... Mmmmmm

Thank Bradser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most famous bakery in the city and in this neighborhood it is a great place to get some pastries after walking through his beautiful area of the city.

Thank utka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've got there around noon on Friday and Saturday. For some reason they refused to serve me a hot chocolate outside of cafe on Saturday, but on Friday I had an opportunity to enjoy it, together with wonderfully looking and tasting cake, sitting outside and...More

Thank Alexander_random
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The cakes in here looked lovely, so we shopped off to scoff a couple. Probably a mistake as the coffee was decided average and the seating was decidedly low end. The cakes were nice, but it all came at a price.

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

After a very tiring antique hunting adventure at Sablon and its neighbourhood, we had some rest at Wittamer. It has delicious desserts, cakes and nice, simple but tasteful sandwiches. In April the location is sunny in the afternoons whereas the cafes at the opposite are...More

Thank Fefeko
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This confiserie is on la Place du Grand Sablon seems a place of the 50s. The selection of cakes, pastries and cookies is very attractive. Women are friendly and proud of there product. I knew a lot of local people here. I wanted to seat...More

Thank Lucia M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

When a Pope visits a patisserie you know that the place can not be average. Sure, the prices might be a bit high and the coffee is not much better than elsewhere but still ... the place oozes style and elegance. This is particularly true...More

Thank Jurgen R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

this place is on my top visit list before I went to Brussels. It took me a while to find this place and I was so excited when I finally got there. The chocolate dessert was good but not excellent as I expected. It was...More

Thank qingyu l
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The terrace is a treat, especially when the sun is out. But ... the terrace could be much cosier, by putting more comfy chairs or putting cushions on the existing chairs. And maybe putting some pots with plants to separate the terrace from the sidewalk,...More

Thank Olivier O
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I had heard about Wittamer's the best and it was correct, it's an elegant place in the center of Sablon square which attracts your attention only by watching from outside. Inside they have everything that can please even the most demanding pallet, you can get...More

Thank Alexandra M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Cafe, Belgian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:00
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: Place du Grand Sablon 12-13, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 37 42
  • E-mail
Lining the Grand Sablon are some of Belgium's finest chocolatier boutique shops, including Wittamer Café. Have brunch or ask for a free sample of Belgian chocolate.
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