The place where the table en commune was invented. This Belgian franchising is a successful note for the Belgian export of traditions. Same style in every country, wooden tables, rustic atmosphere. The smell of freshly baked bread and pastries. Homemade soup, tartines and nice atmosphere make this place a unique baker cafè


The Tartines are a must, they even have an instructions image in the cafè “how to eat a Belgian Tartine” . Otherwise go for a homemade soup, apple and pear crumble, or a nice salade.

Steenhouwersvest 48, 2000 Antwerpen

3 thoughts on “Le Pain Quotidien

    1. Hey Donald, maybe next time you can write something about the real origins of the Table en Commune? Was it a Belgian idea? Anyway that’s how they “sell” their brand worldwide..

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      1. I may get around to that at some point. I’d like to recommend Rebecca Spang’s The Invention of the Restaurant as a book that looks at how eating out developed. Prior to the first restaurants most dining out was at Inns and Taverns, and during the middle ages would all have been Table en Commune, even if not labelled that way. At the time eating out could be a dangerous activity, as inns and taverns were gathering places for the criminal elements(as some are today).

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