Our favourite addresses
Bruges is full of interesting, refined and original addresses, so it can be quite a chore to pick the right addresses from that broad supply. We will gladly help you and provide you with the tips below. These addresses have a special place in our hearts, for they all excel in Bruges pride, craftsmanship and local entrepreneurship. Highly recommended!
Apart from being a warm home to Bruges makers and creatives, De Republiek is also the place to have an excellent dinner, drink or chat. In the Grand Café you can eat creative dishes from local ingredients, at very democratic prices. From lunch to dinner, from coffee to cocktails: this is an all-round must.
Address: Sint-Jakobstraat 36, 8000 Bruges
Otto Waffle Atelier
Forget the Brussels and Liège waffles! Bruges waffles entered the hearts of sweet teeth. Otto Vlonk and his son Tom developed a healthier variant of the waffle, giving it a Bruges twist. The waffles are not only worth tasting but also worth seeing. Otto abandons the traditional waffle pattern and bakes his waffles in the shape of Bruges lace. Toppings such as strawberries and rhubarb compote come from local farmers. Long story short: this business checks all our boxes!
Address: Katelijnestraat 1, 8000 Bruges
Some catering facilities are so well-equipped that you are tempted to take everything home with you. Well, at Smaaak this is actually possible. In this interior café of Bruges architect Thomas Coucke and interior designer Isabelle Wittevrongel everything you see is for sale. Their menu with good wines, local drinks and snacks is a welcome extra. They work together with various traders from the immediate environment. Such as the gin bar and cheese shop in their street. Bruges entrepreneurs who work together, that is how it should be!
Address: Jozef Suveestraat 20, 8000 Bruges
Bruges is a city with an ancient face, but with the heart of a young twenty-something. The centuries-old city of art keeps reinventing itself non-stop, even though it looks like a place where time has stood still. We will gladly prove to you that modern Bruges is more than the sum of its historic parts.