The cafe attached to the brewery, I suggest going and walking around the grounds first, because the cafe doesn’t offer a whole lot to see, modern and large. They offer the two beers, dubbel and tripel, or a mix of the two if you want, and also cheese and bread, the other trappist products. If you’re trying to hit all the trappists, worth a stop, but there are plenty of other places to get the beer.
Massive, modern place. Not much in the way of ambience but not bad. Beers are the dubbel, tripel & Zundert and service good. There are, however, many much nicer cafe to drink these beers. Not really much to recommend unless huge , modern & efficient is your thing. The 410 Antwerp/Turnout bus stops outside.
The spot to drink the nearest Westmalle to the abbey. Dubbel and Tripel here, Dubbel from the tap and Tripel from the bottle, Cold or shelve tempereture. Also you can drink the Dubbel and Tripel mixed together, but i missed the Westmalle Extra. Very big place inside and outside. Choise of beer is very limited but for Westmalle-fans this is the place.
Official cafe for the Westmalle trappists. Looks like just another bar/restaurant. I don’t think you can even see the abby from the place. Beer was good obviously and the service excellent, but still a disappointment.