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Laurensius – Your French neighbourhood bistro

There’s a new place in town. It’s cute, it’s a bit hidden and the owners are super nice. With help from their neighbours they set up this neighbourhood bistro with a French twist.

Young couple Lauren and Sarah (she’s Tunisian/French) opened this bistro where people meet for work or just relax and read the paper like I did, with nice French music in the background. Their mission is to serve honest, fresh food and help troubled youngsters get work experience and develop new skills, which will improve their chances when job hunting.

The bistro is right on the corner of two streets so you can’t miss the spot. It’s a tad small but just sit at the large table if there’s a free chair.

The menu serves (warm) drinks, lemonades and home made specialties like crêpes, Madeleine cookies, salads and galettes, a pancake look-a-like which is also gluten and lactose-free, made with buckwheat. There’s also a vegan galette option and all produce used is local and organically grown. Sarah cooks and bakes it all in the semi-basement area, which is the kitchen.

I can only say to just go there and dig into one (or more) of their delicious galettes (I’m more of a savoury type of person). If you’re not able to sit and eat there, take it home with you :-). For dinner, check the ‘table d’hote‘ section for the actual dates.

Bon appétit!

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Details about this spot



Saftlevenstraat 17B, Rotterdam

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Opening Times

Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00


Coffee latte: € 2.50


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)