• Le Pain Quotidien

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Serves meat, vegan options available. International restaurant chain featuring artisan bakery and communal table. Menu includes ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes as well as vegan ones (denoted). Food service stops 1 hour before closing. Many locations in Belgium. Open Mon-Sun 07:00-19:00.

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14 Reviews

First Review by Julie26


Points +166

06 Aug 2023

A favorite in Brussels

Always like coming here. Ambiance is really nice! Food is a bit expensive, but everything is biological so it's okay. They have enough vegan options on the menu in my opinion.



Points +132

05 Jan 2023

Good place for a fancy lunch

We picked it on our 1st day in Brussels & it was a good choice. The brunch was yummy, organic and nicely served. The place is really nice so it was time well spent. The prices are not the lowest, but the food was worth it. The staff tends to ignore you a bit 😅 #Veganuary

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Pretty posh space, Organic & many gf options

Cons: Not the cheapest (but the quality is worth it imo), Not entirely vegan (hopefully yet 😏)


Points +2147

13 May 2022

Nice lunch

Good food, nice place, full with the vegan lunch and the dessert (which was very good)


Points +119

09 Feb 2020

Vegan options remain limited.

Good service, clean and high quality

Pros: Tasty food

Cons: Still limited vegan options.


Points +1922

15 Sep 2019

Sehr lecker

Sehr leckerste Frühstück. Tolle Auswahl


Points +95

24 Sep 2017

Nutty bread

This little snack I would get to go is nice but only if you have strong teeth and are willing to chew. It is hard and it requires you to use your jaw :)
On the other hand, I have had their cappuccino with soy milk and it is tasty.

Pros: healthy, organic, vegan choices

Cons: expensive, hard dough


Points +140

29 Jul 2017


Worste place I've ever found using this app. Only some of the vegan dishes on the meny are possible to order, don't know if they just have them on there for fun?

I tried to order an Avocado toast. After a long time of waiting for our food (I was the only vegan in our group) they came back and told me it wasn't possible to order the Avocado toast. I asked for the Avocado Pasta instead but that wasn't possible either. My friends food came out and I had nothing. I ordered some Vegan pot pie just to have something to eat and a vegan muffin. They said I couldn't order the vegan muffin since they were out of them.

I got my Pot pie and it was just a disgusting soup with overcooked vegetables. Couldn't even finish it even though I was extremely hungry. On my vegan plate there were also halfdry bread and "organic butter". So if you're vegan please keep in mind that you can't eat everything they put on your vegan plate...

One of my friends had ordered an Avocado salad and got it, so when we were finished I asked the staff why I couldn't get any avocado dishes when they clearly had avocado. Their answer was that they were out of pre-prepared guacamole and that's why I couldn't get any of my dishes. The menu said "Avocado" for my dishes, not "guacamole". And how lazy can you be if you - if they now really need it to be guacamole - can't take a minute to squash an avocado just to have some costumer service at all.

Visited on a normal day in the middle of the day so it wasn't crowded or stressfull for the staff at all.

Worst place ever, will never go here again. My friends who actually got their food weren't excited about it either.

Cons: Lazy staff, Put dairy products on your vegan plate, The menu is apparently just for show


Points +85

04 Jun 2016

Great place for brunch

This is a lovely place to go for brunch. It has a whole selection of the menu that is organic and vegan. I had a great veg stew with quinoa, rustic bread with hummus and a vegan apple cinnamon muffin. Nice vibes too.

Pros: Selection of vegan dishes and baked goods, Nice vibes , Reasonably priced

Cons: Slow service


Points +366

01 Feb 2016

Great Pot au Feu

Had a vegan "Pot auf Feu" which was very tasty and even the portion looked small, it is more than enough even if you're very hungry ;). The ingredients were fresh, the staff was very friendly and the place is cosy.

Pros: Freshness, Vegan food labelled on the menu, Cozy place

Cons: A little bit overpriced


Points +36

18 Oct 2015


If you want a cozy/tumblr-ish Brunch, that's the place to be! The menu clearly states which dish is vegan which is great, the food is amazing! I went there as a non vegan once for breakfast and even if it was expensive I was so satisfied with the food! Then I went there as a vegan and I loved it, the plate presentation also makes a great combination for blogger who take pictures of their foods ( instagramers out there!).

Pros: quality food, Great bread

Cons: €€€


Points +4984

19 Oct 2014

Too claustrophobic for me

I like the Le Pain restaurants in Amsterdam so thought I'd try one of the Brussels venues too, and chose this one as it was mid- morning and it had been recommended to me for breakfast. Trouble is – breakfast seems to be so popular there that I had to give up and go to a different one of the chain for an early lunch instead. The small seating area was almost full, and blocked by the take-away queue, with both staff and customers pushing through roughly. Perhaps the food is great, but I knew I wouldn't be able to relax in such a busy place, and from what I observed, the service was rather slow. I'd recommend arriving at opening time, or perhaps later in the day is quieter, or perhaps I was juts unlucky! With regards to vegan options, the daily blackboard had only the soup and drinks marked as vegan – I couldn't get a look at the regular menu, but the take-away menu didn't have that much for vegans.
Updated from previous review on Saturday October 18, 2014

Pros: location, long opening hours

Cons: size, vegan options

Tara HD

Points +778

05 Nov 2012

Clearly marked vegan items

I went to the branch in Rue des Sablons 11. There the vegan items were clearly marked on the menu and soya milk was available. I just had coffee with soya milk, so cannot comment on the quality of their food but at least it seems they improved their menus for vegans.

Pros: vegan items clearly marked, soya milk


Points +71

Mostly Veg
21 Aug 2012

Family style

A small room with a huge table in the middle and small tables on the sides plus two small tables outside: The efficient service provides you with bread and you help yourself with the delicious spreads available on the tables. The family style, the simplicity of the room, and the good food made us feel at home.

Pros: good value, efficient service, free choice of spreads


Points +24

05 Jan 2012

Vegan Muffins

They have the most amazing vegan muffins (Blueberry and Apple Cinnamon) and some other vegan options (all indicated with a little carrot on their menu). Unfortunately, their staff isn't always the nicest and some have never even heard of the word 'vegan'. Another negative is that they don't serve any rice or soy milk (only cow's milk). It's also a bit pricey (and even more expensive when you eat in).

Pros: great vegan muffins, vegan food indicated

Cons: price, staff

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