Leuven restaurants

Cafe in Leuven

De Werf

With an extensive tree-shaded terrace, this rambling student classic uses road signs, lanterns and very rough walls dangling with builders' tools to add character. Remarkably low prices keep the crowds coming for ba…
Pub Food in Leuven

Domus

Reminiscent of a big old-English country pub, this brewery-café has heavy beams and rough-plastered part-brick walls generously adorned with photos, paintings and assorted knick-knacks. It’s good for tavern fare, sa…
Bistro in Leuven

Improvisio

Hidden away within the 30cc arts complex, between the former farm buildings of an Augustinian convent, this 1735 mansard-roofed building was originally the monastic pharmacy. Now a restaurant with appealing inner-co…
European in Leuven

Zarza

Interesting combinations of high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, plenty of seafood and classy vegetarian alternatives feature at Zarza, and are best paired with matched wines (€24 to €36) or beers (€19 to €25)…
Italian in Leuven

Officina Clandestina

This very original place is unusual for its great feeling of space between tables, for the big open kitchen, for its philosophical tract on good eating and, primarily, for Pino Caprioli's superb Italian food. Let go…
Vegetarian in Leuven

Lukemieke

This friendly place has been serving vegetarian delights since 1967. Its high-ceilinged front room faces Stadspark from an otherwise residential street and there's a slightly overgrown little garden with further sea…
Noodles in Leuven

Ma Hua

This bright, simple, six-stool counter cafe is named for a semisweet pastry twist (sold for €2 here), but it's the super-authentic noodles, freshly prepared by Shandong-born owner Zhen, that attracts a steady flow o…
Mediterranean in Leuven

La Divina Commedia

This place is two businesses in one. A bargain takeaway window serves homemade pasta in a cup, with nine choices of topping including pesto, four cheeses, and salmon and zucchini. Meanwhile the mirror-walled restaur…