Belgium > Gooik
JulienHuxley (299) Hilversum, Netherlands | February 1, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Quite a large place, quite vintage feel, lots of old artisanal furniture, farmhouse atmosphere. They have a nice menu of slow cooked food, the stew was quite nice. Service was excellent, very nice friendly staff. Prices are great. The beer list has some nice Belgian beers on it and beers from the de Cam blendery across the parking lot. Really nice place, will return.
gEUS (76) Linden, Belgium | October 4, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice local beer inspired brasserie, next to De Cam.
sebletitje (307) Enghien, Belgium | August 17, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer place in the center of Gooik. Nice atmosphere that could pass for an old farm and friendly service. 3 De Cam beers available with a nice selection of other Belgian beers.
Hearty menu of typical Belgian flair, very decent prices. Possibility to visit the museum upstairs; one on local musical instruments, and the other, well the door was locked.
Would definitely go back, especially since I live about 15 min away.
Rasmus40 (215) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | July 24, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cozy cafe/restaurant with a local crowd. Good selection of lambic. They do samplers. The food looked good, but we didnít eat.
JefVerstraete (95) Ghent, Belgium | February 5, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice place to visit. You can taste a lot of Geuzestekerij De Cam. Food is also very good. Friendly staff.
Dedollewaitor (362) Odense, Denmark | December 30, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small cafe With the most Common de Camís avaliable. If by car itís a must stop when you are in the area around Liedekercke, dworp and such..
t0rin0 (1461) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 19, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited October 2012.
We stopped on the way into Brussels coming from Westvleteren and it took quite a while to get here. This was just after tourist season so all the roads were being worked on and out in the country there arenít as many easily available detours. It was pretty ridiculous really just how many streets were closed. Once we arrived in Gooik though it was a quaint little town with some charm, but as it turns out is also kind of hill billy. This is the West Virginia of Belgium. Parking in the middle of the day was no problem at all.
Inside the cafe is an interesting scene. Lots of decorations everywhere. There is also a museum upstairs. There was one customer just leaving when we showed up but aside from that we were the only ones besides the (what I think were) husband and wife team that do the cooking and serving. Between the three of us we got a glass of each of the three beers offered. The gueuze is always nice, the kriek was a bit cough syrup-like but still good, and the young lambic was not very pleasant at all. Iíd love to be able to get a case of the gueuze whenever I wanted but alas my memories of this place will have to do. They also sell verticals and vintages of the gueuze but we didnít do that. I think all three of us ordered the same thing, which was the beef stew that was pretty good.
Iíd definitely stop in again to load up on some bottles or maybe just to explore the country side again. The service was friendly and the prices were pretty reasonable.
Mathieu87 (179) Ganshoren, Belgium | September 13, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on a wednesday afternoon. Was a little crowded when we came in around 4 PM, but after half an hour the place was almost empty. Friendly waitress. Small selection of beers. A few local ones. Some gueuze and kriek. De Cam Geuze wasnít available... How wrong is that?
fiammanghilla (69) Genova, Italy | April 29, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Locale annesso al birrificio...
Buona scelta di lambic.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A little note to start with. The brewery De Cam and the bistro De Cam Volkscafe are two separate entities. Located just in front of each other but two different entities. The brewery (blending only) is a one man operation and the blender/owner has 0% involvement in the bistro located in front of his brewery. He just sells most of his production to the bistro because it is convenient. That being said the brewery itself is rarely opened because this is just a part-time job for the blender/owner. I was lucky enough to be there during a special day in Belgium during which many breweries opened their doors. But when visiting De Cam you are 99% certain you wonít have access to the brewery. Still, the bistro is worth the detour. De Cam beer on tap at extra cheap price. A free ďmuseumĒ on the second (and I use the term ďmuseumĒ loosely). Good sandwiches with local products. Nice patio. Great service. My recommendation would be to visit on a Sunday so you can hit de Grote Dorst before.
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