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Simon Says

$$ - $$$, Cafe, European
Sluizeken 8, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 233 03 43
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“light lunch” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Belgian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Sluizeken 8, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great for a typical Belgian breakfast and super friendly service. Fresh orange juice and tasty local cheese.

1  Thank ahr
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Loads of joy from the owner and his friends who waited, all of who seemed intensely determined that you get what you want. The ambiance fits perfectly in lovely Gent, and you won't be disappointed by the offerings of coffees, pastries, and sweets. I also...More

1  Thank Kate P
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped here to have brunch one morning, came back the next morning to have a coffee. Nice home made coffee, tasty lunch. The place is situated in an upcoming part of town. Had the best coffee in town here.

Thank 668Rox
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is an excellent place for a light lunch including good vegetarian options. The atmosphere is a bit studenty but very welcoming even to ancient Englishmen. The location is good for those walking round Ghent being just towards the edge of the Patershol district.

Thank eddieyacht
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This place is so amazing and such a loveley staff and seevice! My friend and I were here for breakfast and it was great. Thank you!

1  Thank R. W
Reviewed 15 November 2017

What a nice brunch in Ghent! Fresh and organic food with really good coffee and the perfect amounts of food to after go hit the city! Nice central location with big windows that allow the light to entry. It is small so it might get...More

Thank João F
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I had a good experience having breakfast at Simon Says. The waiters were super friendly and the food was good. The terrace is lovely on a sunny day and it gets quite busy. The prices aren't too low for the amount of food you get...More

Thank Miriam P
Reviewed 25 August 2017

You feel at home on this great city terras. Barista made coffee and a great service. It has the feel of a small village square where friendly neighbours gather.

Thank FollowFinn
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Resting on the corner of an intersection, this relaxed cafe has outdoor seating under the shade of trees. Service is friendly and there seemed to be a steady stream of locals (our tourists like us who are happy to venture a away from the main...More

Thank stormborne
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Been to Simon Says years ago for brunch, loved it. Now went back in the arvo for a coffee and it tasted great. Good solid coffee taste. Next time I'm going back for brekkie

Thank dccaroline
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sluizeken 8, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 233 03 43
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