Bakery Group 'Le Pain Quotidien' has recently opened a new restaurant in Bruges. Look out for it on the Simon Stevin Square, one of the cosy corners of the city. The new bakery is a 'must see' and the place to start the day with a delicious breakfast, while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of the square. It brings back the authentic and relaxed feeling in the middle of town and is a haven for many.
The products of 'Le Pain Quotidien' (The Daily Bread in English) are well known in the mean time. The company, founded in Brussels on 26th of October 1990 by Alain Coumont, currently operates more than 220 bakery-restaurant locations worldwide in 17 countries.
But the one opened recently in Bruges on the famous Simon Stevin Square is definitely a must see. The group has understood that atmosphere and an authentic feeling are contributing a lot to the perception of their basic product. Start the day well with a fresh breakfast, or relax with your family and friends drinking a cup of tea on the terrace in front of the bakery, or enjoy the garden terrace.
Also on rainy days this bakery is a delight; there are many cosy indoor corners, or you can use the family tables if you are with a group. Founder Alain Coumont was dissatisfied with the quality of bread available in Brussels back in the 90's, so he began producing his own. He purchased a large table at a local flea market in Brussels. Today the many communal tables are a key element in the concept. The building where you find the bakery and restaurant of Le pain Quotidien used to be a weaving factory. The location always has been a place for craftsmanship.