Belgian Food & Drink

Now Open, serving lunch & dinner daily starting at 11:30am

Located in historic downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Café Bruges serves authentic Belgian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The menu includes traditional Belgian fare such as mussels, frites, and waffles, as well as casual favorites like burgers and salads. Café Bruges also features an ever-changing selection of Belgian beers and ales, considered to be among the best in the world.

About Café Bruges

The cuisine of Belgium is distinctive, but instantly recognizable. Strategically situated along the coast of northwest Europe, Belgium became both a prized target for foreign invaders and a center of international trade. This multicultural past has brought both a French refinement and a German heartiness to traditional Belgian dishes, many of which date back to the Middle Ages. At its heart, though, Belgian cuisine has a simplicity which relies on fresh, local ingredients to deliver tasty, healthy meals.

Over almost three years, owners Omar Taghi, Ryan Twigg and Ross Morris have built of team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable employees, led by General Manager Kirsten Layser and Executive Chef Matt Hicks, to bring a taste of Belgium to Central Pennsylvania. Our menu has something to appeal to every taste, from burgers and frites, to homemade soups made from seasonal ingredients, and Old World specialties like quiche, terrines and patês. We have over 100 Belgian beers by the bottle in a constantly-changing selection. Our servers will be happy to help you find just the right beer to pair with your lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch!

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The Building

Café Bruges is located at 16 North Pitt Street in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a site that has long catered both to weary travelers and hungry local residents. It was first constructed as the St. Charles Hotel at the turn of the twentieth century to accommodate passengers from the train station next door. The building was then home to the St. Charles restaurant for more than 60 years, and most recently housed the Red Devil.