Where to find a good breakfast in Antwerp: here’s what we think!

Let’s see where we can get a decent cup of coffee and a nice bite to eat in the morning! Check our reviews for a good breakfast in Antwerp.

Let's see where we can get a decent cup of coffee and a nice bite to eat in the morning! Check our reviews for a good breakfast in Antwerp.

Lazy mornings.

Nothing planned.

And that includes making breakfast.

So let’s go out and see where we can get a proper bite and a cup of coffee in here town!

These places don’t necessarily serve breakfast or brunch only. It could be any place that is open before noon for a bite to eat.

We decided to stick to not just one type of breakfast in Antwerp.

It could mean anything from a continental breakfast, English fry up,  bagel, breakfast sub or a simple croissant with butter and marmalade.

Just what we fancy eating that day.

We will gradually add more names to this list as we go along.

The order in which we visited the places on this list is totally random.

Our reviews are personal and honest. We didn’t get or ask anything in return for any of them.

Have you been to one or more places that we mention below?

Do you agree with our review?

Would you recommend a place for breakfast in Antwerp you think we should definitely go to?

Let us know in the comment box at the end of this page!


Grand Cafe Horta

Score: 9/10

What we ordered

  • continental breakfast (€14)

What it says on the menu

  • 1 cup of coffee or tea, fresh orange juice, bread basket (2 bread rolls + 1 croissant), sunny side up or scrambled eggs, yogurt with granola and fruit, butter and marmalade, cheese, bacon

How was it?

This is a delicious and filling breakfast!

The coffee is of excellent quality, strong and hot. And it comes with the classic Antwerp hand biscuit on the side.

The bacon is deliciously crunchy and crisp. The sunny side up cooked perfectly. The rest of the breakfast is of excellent quality, we can’t fault it. We love the Isigny butter and the Bonne Maman strawberry marmalade that comes with the breakfast as well. The croissant is yummy and the 2 extra bread rolls are more than enough.

The only negative point we can think of is that it sometimes takes a while for breakfast to arrive at the table, and by then your complimentary cup of coffee or tea is already empty.

Would we come back here?

Yes, definitely!

(Address: Grand Cafe Horta, Hopland 2, 2000 Antwerp)


Score: 2/10

What we ordered

  • 2 x coffee (€2,50)
  • salmon bagel (€10,95)
  • pastrami bagel (€10,95)

What it says on the menu

  • sesame bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onion, arugula and Japanese dressing
  • plain bagel with cream cheese, pastrami, mustard, gherkins, red onion and arugula
  • the bagels come with a side of your choice: quinoa salad, lentil salad or soup

How was it?

The plates look nice and appetising.

However once we dig in, we are quite disappointed.

The bagels (both plain, no sesame) are sweet, chewy and tasteless. The smoked salmon is just OK, however the pastrami has no flavor and is also overpowered by the strong mustard. It all tastes a bit cheap.

The salad served alongside the bagels consist of mixed lettuce leaves, sliced cherry tomatoes and white cubes we think might be daikon. No dressing or seasoning at all.

Same goes for the lentil salad: no dressing or seasoning. The lentils are still a little raw, definitely undercooked. The tomato soup is of the industrial kind but at least it tastes fine and is seasoned properly.

The coffee was watery and not very warm.

Would we come back here?


(Address: Wasbar, Graaf van Egmontstraat 5, 2000 Antwerp)

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