M-café

Savoyestraat 10
Leuven, Belgium 3000
bar  4.15/5.0 19 reviews
9 am - 7 pm (thursday and friday until 12 pm) Closed Wed.

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
77ships  (208) Antwerpen, Belgium | July 9, 2017
Associated with a museum & it looks like that, slightly stilted odd decoration / furniture, bit more slick than practical dare I say. Touch small with weird use of space. Very eclectic tap list, I couldn’t find any logical at all to it, from sweet industrial mainstream beers, few foreign beers to very obscure tiny Belgian Client brewers. Upside is that you are likely to find something new & it covers a large amount of possible clients. It looks like it was made by either someone trying to please everyone or someone with a real off-wall taste & I lean towards the second theory. Their own De Vlier beer is chokingly good given how all other De Vlier beers aren’t good in my opinion. Alone their house beers make it worth going here & I understand that there is not much else in Leuven. Staff is very seasoned horeca people. Interesting they offer several vegan options, I had a cold vegan meatballs styled snack which was rather weird. Got the usual vegan joke from a client which was as usual hilarious to others but something that have already heard over & over & over & over..... Interesting place & definitely a worthwhile visit.
38
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
JohnRMurdoch  (414) Glasgow, Scotland | March 11, 2017| Updated March 27, 2017
Small modern cafe / bar associated with the museum. Disappointing beer selection staff not very knowledgeable. Not worth going to.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Skinnyviking  (252) Copenhagen, Denmark | May 3, 2016
Outdoor and indoor service. Modern indoor rooms with a lot of light coming in. Young clientel. Staff friendly and quick. 7 taps with macros. Lot of bottled beers. Did not count them. Snacks available at fair prices. Cosy, nice.
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy  (84) , Belgium | January 25, 2016
Aparte ingang mogelijk dus niet noodzakelijk via Museum!
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
kraddel  (332) Antwerp, Belgium | December 28, 2015
Went here before bierfestival dijleschuimers. Had heard great things. The beer is a concept-bar, its specializes in beers and burgers, and is the cafeteria to the museum. The selection was suprisingly small given the things I heard about it. But there were several nice offerings. the menu is hard-to-read at first ( its a card full of text and arrows ) but once you see where they go to with this, it’s one of the most self-explanatory menu’s I’ve seen to date. Because of the beerfestival, both owners were out, and I was being served by a young woman, who excused herself for not being able to give more info. She did a very good job though, given the circumstances, and was friendly enough to share info on the ongoing beerfestival when seeing my intrest towards beers. With a menu like this, no real additional info was needed, and the abscence of service in pouring the beers, was completely forgiven. The prices are to the high side, but agreeable for the location. To sum it all up, I had a pretty nice time here, and will return when in leuven to see the place when the owners are working.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
KristofT  (3) Leuven, Belgium | November 8, 2015
Excellent beer selection, honest food, passionate owners and well trained staff. Guest list is ever rotating and always has a few surprises. Beer events on a regular basis. Calm atmosphere so don’t hesitate to bring your kids.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p  (227) Steenwijk, Netherlands | October 30, 2015
Visited on a monday for a late lunch and a couple of beers. This café is part of a museum, which reflects in the rather modern ambiance and style of the place. Selection was a pleasant surprise, besides a pretty good number of Belgian classic and craft beers there is a constantly rotating menu of international guest beers. Owner seemed a bit of a beergeek, but the other employees were not very quick to notice my empty glass. Had a nicely prepared burger here. If I ever find myself in Leuven again, I will definitely stop by for some more beers.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
erickok  (274) Leuven, Belgium | August 16, 2015| Updated December 17, 2015
It’s not the first museum café that is surprisingly modern and tasty in both food and drinks, but this is surprisingly possibly the best place in Leuven to drink beer, of you are looking for craft. Relaxed modern atmosphere, very quite but certainly not impersonal. Good list of Belgians (regional and the better mid sized ones) plus always a bunch of guest beers from craft and regional brewers. Burgers are original but don’t feel very home-made, strangly. Go for the nonstandard ones. Prices are very decent to high, especially for Leuven. I will be back here for sure!
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL  (179) , Netherlands | March 16, 2015
Small bar, inside the Leuven museum. Run by a guy that’s very passionate about his beer selection, I like that. Bottle selection with the usual Belgians and guest list with some more interesting international beers. Nice place.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier  (152) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | February 27, 2015
Visited V and IX/2015. The chilly/stylish modern museum resto atmosphere does not immediately betray the beer menu behind its counter, only a blackboard hinting at the rotating local draughts and import bottles on offer, while the official website quoted here is down, replaced by a spartan Facebook page: yes, this typical Belgian technique of auto-obscurification cannot hide the obvious quality of this place, well-known among locals and their outstandingly catered selection. Good service. Rotating UK selection: this was the place I first got hold of The Kernel’s Oak Aged Biere de Table at a fair price. Always worth dropping in, as it offers more surprises than the 2000+ Belgian-only beer behemoth a few streets further into the centre.

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