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Pleasant atmosphere.

Books and coffee is a win-win combination. The service I've encountered here has always been... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
paul i
Leuven, Belgium
Exceptional place

Great combination of books & coffee shop - very cozy, no hassle, wonderful coffee (or sweeter... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
Pieter D
Brussels, Belgium
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  • Terrible5%
11 Jan 2018
“Pleasant atmosphere.”
25 Dec 2017
“Exceptional place”
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Schrijnmakersstraat 17, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 58 03 68
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Books and coffee is a win-win combination. The service I've encountered here has always been friendly, cordial, and efficient. A few downsides: like many cafes in Leuven, the it closes at 18.00 which doesn't give lots of time to enjoy if you have day job....More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Great combination of books & coffee shop - very cozy, no hassle, wonderful coffee (or sweeter things), great collection of books, very personable service. Each town in Belgium should have one of these, and life would be far better.

Thank Pieter D
Reviewed 24 April 2017

While walking in the rain, we found this lovely bookstore. It had its own coffee for people to enjoy drinking coffee while reading a book at a table. There were many books in there and the clerk was very polite. Many books were on tables,...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is my idea of having a nice lazy afternoon. Drinking a latte macchiato and reading a good book. A very good coffee and friendly service

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you like books, you're likely to spend some hours at this place. Even if you end up no buying anything, it's still a great place to browse around. Notice that many books are in Flemish, though.

Thank g_marianaa
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I personally love bookshops. Finding out there is a combination of a bookshop and a cafe is pure heaven for me. Drinking a nice sup of coffee, tea or hot choco and enjoying a book there who can not like that? There are also a...More

Thank Evenstar29
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great setting, very pleasant setting with plenty of comfortable seating inside and out. Great to browse the book shelves and friendly service but sorry to say AWFULL coffee. Three different coffees tried, espresso macchiato, latte and a chilled latte, all bitter. Enjoy the setting and...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The place has the most pleasant atmosphere, either for having coffee or for shopping for books. Staff is nice and helpful.

Thank Anat A
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This bookshop/coffee shop is housed in a nice red brick building at Number 17 Schrijnmakersstraat, a narrow pedestrian street off Mathieu de Layensplein in the centre of Leuven. It opened in June 2015 as a successor to De Dry Coppen at number 11 of the...More

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