Vooruit Café © Vooruit

Vooruit Café & Terras

Vooruit Café

Welcome to the largest café in Ghent! You’re welcome to drop by and relax in the Vooruit Café and its authentic interior any day of the week. Here you can enjoy a delicious veggie (or meaty) meal, our fresh soup of the day, a tasty and organic local beer and so much more. Discover our full menu and an overview of our daily specials (updated weekly). All our dishes are made using fair, organic and artisanal products.

Café opening hours

mon - wed 10:00 - 01:00
thu - sat 10:00 - 02:00
sun 12:00 - 01:00

Kitchen opening hours

mon 12:00 - 21:00
tue - sat 12:00 - 21:00
sat 12:00 - 21:00


  • There is no table service at Vooruit. We invite you to order and collect your food at the bar
  • free wifi and power outlets
  • newspapers and magazines
  • lift 
  • allergic to something? Don’t be shy to ask about our ingredients at the bar. 

You can also expect regular live DJ sessions and the occasional free café concert. Be sure to keep an eye on ‘In/Out of the Closet’ – a project in the café by the Stadsatelier (‘City Atelier’) – for some intriguing displays. Check the calendar to find out about all the lovely things that are going on.

Vooruit Terrace

Want to escape the muggy heat of Ghent’s city centre? Dive into the calm oasis of our sun-kissed terrace. In 2013, together with UGent and the City of Ghent, we built a green sanctuary in the heart of the city, with a panoramic view of Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat and Vooruit’s vertical garden. Come and relax in our familiar, colourful chairs with a refreshing drink – a local speciality beer or one of our many cocktails, perhaps. Feeling hungry? We’ve got you covered! Discover our menu and our daily specials.

Our Terrace is open from the first sunny days of spring until the last nice days of autumn. There is no table service at Vooruit. We invite you to order and collect your food at the bar.

“A green oasis of calm in Ghent’s busy student neighbourhood” Newplacestobe.com

You can access the Vooruit Terrace via the Vooruit Café or via the street-level stairs on Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat (by the entrance to the parking garage under the Terrace). Our Terrace is also accessible by lift, and caters to the needs of sun- and shade-seekers alike. In summery weather you can order outside at the Terrace bar. Fancy studying or working from our Terrace? Never fear, there’s wifi here! And a good number of power outlets, too.

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