Juice bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. Bijzonder means "different than the standard." Reported to be focusing on healthier food and catering for those with food sensitivities. Dishes are small sized meant for sharing. Kitchen closes 9pm. NOTE: Temporarily closed for breakfast. Reported closed May 2023.

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21 Reviews

First Review by xLarissa


Points +2058

27 Oct 2023

In Dromenland

Een heel lekker ontbijt gegeten in dit bijzondere Bijzonder.
Een mooi bord met brood, jam, avocado partjes, granola, gemarineerde gebakken tofu (echt heel lekker!), wortelcake en een lekker sapje.
Vriendelijke dame die ons bediende.
Je kan er de hele dag gezond eten en vegan gerechten staan prominent op de kaart.

Updated from previous review on 2020-09-28

Pros: Excellent food, lots of vegan dishes, Friendly staff



Points +1955

03 Nov 2022

Tasty enough

Menu says ”100% gluten free 90% plant based". Near Sint Pieter Fort. Had the vegan quiche, which was nice enough but didn't look or taste like quiche. The side salad was good. The coffee was so so. The prices were high. The atmosphere was light, pleasant.


Points +301

Mostly Veg
11 Apr 2022

Way too expensive

The service and food is good, but absolutely not worth the price.

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-10

Pros: Lots of Vegan options , Good service , Healthy food

Cons: Expensive , Small portions


Points +58

16 Oct 2021

Not that special.

Nice place and staff, bit I’ve had much better 3-course vegan dining experiences for half the price.


Points +21

10 Oct 2021


Really great place with multiple options. 'Vegan' is the 'normal' there! Really recommend!
Additionally, the personal was exceptionally kind.


Points +117

07 Feb 2020

Great for dinner with friends

Really good and exotic burger - also for vegan eating people. It's a place to go with friends and family. Tough, definitely reserve in the evening otherwise you might wait a while.


Points +17

Mostly Veg
02 Dec 2019

Heerlijk Bijzonder

Je wordt hier vriendelijk ontvangen en krijgt hier bijzonder lekkere gerechten voorgeschoteld. Ik vind het delen van gerechten een leuke manier om samen te genieten. Het is biologisch en lokaal dus ik hoef me niet schuldig te voelen als ik hier uit eten ga, en dat gebeurt regelmatig want ik woon in de buurt. Een van mijn favoriete adresjes!

Pros: Lekker, Vriendelijk, Duurzaam


Points +18

27 Sep 2019

Best bananabread ever

Een heel leuk restaurantje aan de voet van de Sint Pietersberg

Pros: Veel veganistische en vegetarische opties, Alles is suikervrij, Veel glutenvrij te krijgen

Cons: Niet goedkoop


Points +18

13 Aug 2019


Eating at Bijzonder was a wonderful experience!... it starts as soon as you walk in and feel the cozy atmosphere and warm friendly vibes. It continues with a long discussion of what to choose as there are so many appealing options for all different dietary requirements. Then, once the food is served, it is almost too beautiful to eat. And finally tasting the delicately mixed flavours ... and ending with a decadent (vegan!) chocolate mouse cake made the perfect Sunday brunch!!! And a bonus, I enjoyed the food even more knowing that it is healthy and responsibly sourced. I can't wait to come back to try the vegan dinner surprise menu.

Pros: Excellent food, Good value, Cozy


Points +15

31 Jul 2019

Food sharing at Bijzonder

It's always a challenge to take my aunt for dinner, since she is sensitive to gluten and lactose intolarent, where I preferably eat vegan. But at Bijzonder it was for the first time ever no problem at all! Since they don't serve any gluten in their restaurtant, even my aunt could be suprised with their suprise menu. I Chose the vegan menu and my aunt the regular one, that came with some biological meat. We started with some homemade crackers with a really lovely veggie-dip called muhammara - still not sure how to pronounce it haha - the grilled aubergine with miso caramel was incredibly good! I guess my aunt was the happiest when the desserts arrived... 3 different pieces of pie, all vegan and glutenfree! Overall I think I liked the most that we could eat together, both sticking to our own wishes. It was a really lovely experience at Bijzonder, the food was amazing and I would defintely recommend the menu!! Oh and hey for all the wine-lovers, they even had vegan red wine... A Primitivo! From now on my favourite wine, for sure.

Pros: Food sharing , Healthy, Many vegan options


Points +13

29 Jul 2019

Cozy, Refreshing and Delicious @ Bijzonder

Delightfully enjoyed it!! Overall cozy atmosphere, beautiful interiors and warm smiles from staff. Food served was full of flavour, and beautifully presented. My friends and I ordered the surprise menu because we wanted to try different things in smaller proportions. The foodsharing idea is unique and special to this restaurant and I appreciate the innovative thinking. I definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family! Desserts are a must. It is nicely located next to St. Peter's too (a beautiful 15 minute walk through Tapijn and past old city walls from the center), where my friends and I, after dinner, enjoyed the sunset and skyline of Maastricht!

Pros: Most food is all handmade (e.g.falafel), Cozy and beautiful atmosphere, Food is full of flavour


Points +306

18 Jul 2019

Many vegan options

Nice place, nice food. My mother and I chose two dishes, bread with tempeh and vegan balls and scrambled tofu. We both had a piece of pie and we had eaten enough after that.

Pros: Many vegan options


Points +22

15 Mar 2019

Disappointing dinner

We were five eating at the restaurant. The restaurant is very pretty and I was super positive about it. We sat down and the first thing we were told was that they had this 'food-sharing' attitude and therefore, all dishes were made to be shared. Keep in mind that each dish costs around 10 euros each. The owner/waitress, therefore, told us that she recommended us to order FIVE different options and double them. In sum, it meant ordering TEN different dishes for just the five of us. The bill would hence not be lower than 100 euros. I told the woman in charge that, as Spaniards, we tend to have a big lunch but a rather small dinner and told her we would rather stick to just five courses. She looked at me and told me in quite a rude manner that each portion was tiny tiny tiny and that if I wanted to just have a spoon of food for dinner that was my issue. She was so insistent that we ended up half-listening to her advice and ordering seven dishes instead of the five we wanted. I stressed several times that we were not used to having heavy dinners but still, she insisted that we HAD TO HAVE ten dishes because every portion was minuscule.

In all fairness, the food was very good and the menu was basically 90% vegan, but I left the place feeling absolutely scammed.

Pros: Good flavour, Wide range of vegan food

Cons: Unfriendly staff, Portion sizes, Money value


Points +64

30 Dec 2018

Very Good

The staff was very kind and helpful. The food was great and the menu was mainly vegan. I loved the reusable straws and hand towels. The food was very vibrant and with lots of different flavors. Great experience!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, reusable straws


Points +757

29 Nov 2018

Good food and nice atmosphere

Very filling bread with lots of seeds in it. Staff was not amazing but overall experience was positive.


Points +110

19 May 2018

Shared dinning

Als je hierheen gaat moet je zeker weten voor het verassing menu gaan. Je krijgt dan 5 gerechtjes die je met je tabel genoten deelt. Ze hebben vegan opties, maar serveren daarnaast ook vlees en vis. Handige locatie om met je alles etende vrienden of familie heen te gaan.

Pros: Heerlijke vegan taartjes, knolselderij pizza, zoet

Cons: Duur


Points +29

11 Mar 2018

Waiting waiting waiting

Vegan options are okay, tasty but not very "bijzonder". The places is nicely decorated, has a street-side terrace in summer. Main drawback: the slow (and impersonal) service, even if there are not many people. Chairs inside are not very comfortable (so waiting is not what you want!)

Pros: Vegan lunch options, Nicely decorated, Street-side terrace

Cons: Slow service, Uncomfortable chairs, Poor acoustics


Points +70

24 Feb 2018

Pearl near the highest location in Maastricht.

Nice concept of shared food.
Delicious and lovely presentation.
Many vegan options.
Very friendly people!
Just go....

Pros: lots of vegan options.


Points +898

30 Jul 2017

Amazing Cake

It was a bit of a walk outside of the city center but it was totally worth it. The atmosphere is really nice, with a lot of attention to detail with the decoration. We only tried the cakes but there were several vegan options and the peanut butter cheesecake was incredibly good!
The waitress was really sweet and helpful and added to the nice atmosphere of the place.
The only negative aspect: The servings are very small, even with drinks. The ice tea just came in a tiny glass.

Pros: nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good cakes

Cons: small serving size


Points +311

07 May 2017

great desserts

Only tried the desserts: could really recommend to try their desserts. Many vegan options!


Points +16

22 Dec 2016

Trendy restaurant with special dishes

This restaurant offers a lot of vegetarian and vegan options, but there are a few dishes with meat/fish as well. We really liked the trendy atmosphere and the service was great! We would defenitely come here again!

Pros: Friendly service, Trendy atmosphere, Vegan friendly

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