Having visited Bruges so many times, I also discovered plenty of tea rooms scattered throughout the city. Since I usually visit Bruges for a day only, all I’m looking for is a place where I can enjoy some tea and cake. That being said, in most tea rooms, you can also have full meals. Depending on your visiting time, most of these places tend to get crowded so reservations might become necessary. I must tell you that the only time Bruges is not overcrowded and rushed is actually this time of the year. So if you don’t mind the cold winds but care about being left alone, go and visit Bruges during January!

De Medici

Geldmuntstraat 9, 8000 Bruges

You can find De Medici in a busy street next to the main square and recognize it by its beautiful Art Nouveau entrance. I’ve been here twice and both times I found myself sipping on their homemade hot chocolate. I mean, that little mitten on the chocolate pot handle is just adorable! The seating area is on the first floor and overlooks the busy streets of Bruges.

Tea Rooms in Bruges

Tea Rooms in Bruges


Merveilleux

Muntpoort 8, 8000 Bruges

The first time I ever visited Bruges, Grégory and I enjoyed some homemade hot chocolate at Merveilleux. It’s probably not that hard to win me over with some hot chocolate but it’s even easier when it’s this good. Back then I didn’t get a chance to photograph the interior but I can tell you it’s extremely cozy and inviting. Plus, the alley where it’s located in is a treat to see.

Tea Rooms in Bruges

Tea Rooms in Bruges


The Gulliver Tree

Cordoeaniersstraat 4, 8000 Bruges

One afternoon, I sought shelter from the rain at The Gulliver Tree and warmed up by the fireplace. I can still recall how delicious that mango blueberry cheesecake tasted like! Eating here feels like eating in someone’s stylish living room and you can find anything that suits your needs. Most meals can be found in its normal version alongside vegan and lactose-free versions. So they have something for everybody!

Tea Rooms in Bruges

Tea Rooms in Bruges


Blackbird

Jan van Eyckplein 7, 8000 Bruges
When you’re visiting Blackbird, it’s really hard to choose whether to sit in their beautiful interior or on the small terrace bathed in sunlight. I remember we tried both options while having our tea from these beautiful teapots. This tea room is situated right next to the canals but not too close to the centre so it’s relatively quiet.

Tea Rooms in Bruges

Tea Rooms in Bruges


Books & Brunch

Garenmarkt 30, 8000 Bruges

My newest discovery, Books & Brunch might also be my favorite one so far. Walls lined with books, you can come here for breakfast or simply sit down for some tea. And if you happen to like one of the books from the endless shelves, you can purchase it! This place is specifically brunch and breakfast oriented so be aware that they close at 3pm already.

Tea Rooms in Bruges

Tea Rooms in Bruges


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