Cycling cafés are an essential and lively part of Flemish cycling culture. In the region, known for its passionate love of cycling, these cafes serve as meeting places for both professional and amateur cyclists, fans and curious spectators.

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A typical Flemish cycling café exudes an atmosphere of nostalgia and community. They are often run by passionate owners who themselves have a deep love for cycling. The walls are often covered with photos of legendary cyclists who have braved the Flemish classics, such as the Tour of Flanders.

The smell of freshly brewed coffee mixes with the exciting atmosphere of discussions about recent races and the achievements of local heroes. The interior is often sprinkled with cycling memorabilia, from old steel bicycles to signed jerseys, giving the space a quirky charm.

During the cycling season, these cafés act as bases for supporters preparing for the next race. Fans gather to watch the races together on big screens, and the tension in the air is palpable as the riders conquer the cobbles and hills of Flanders.

The cheering and encouragement of favorite riders reaches a peak, and the emotions in the cycling cafes reflect the intense passion that the Flemish have for their beloved sport.

In a cycling café, the Flemish identity is expressed in a unique way. It is not only a place to follow the sport, but also to be part of a community that shares the passion for cycling. Whether discussing the latest race, admiring historic cycling moments or simply enjoying a beer in good company, cycling cafés remain an indispensable part of the Flemish social and sporting landscape.

Would you like to experience this atmosphere yourself?

Below we provide an overview of some notable cycling cafes. The list is of course not complete and suggestions are always welcome via desaevergunther(ad)

Peloton Café – Oudenaarde

The Peloton Café is located in the Center De Ronde van Vlaanderen and is perhaps the most famous cycling café in Flanders. Here too you can rest and reminisce after a visit to the Center or just enjoy a quick lunch, coffee or pint.

Adress: Markt 43 – 9700 Oudenaarde


Bar Gidon – Geraardsbergen

Bar Gidon is located on the large market of Geraardsbergen at the foot of the famous Wall. Here you can enjoy the unique atmosphere when the riders pass by during the Tour of Flanders. The café is run by former professional cyclist Frederik Penne and is also the supporters' club of Remco Evenepoel.

Adress: Markt 11 – Geraardsbergen

Facebookpagina: Bar Gidon

Café De Hert – Ichtegem

Café De Hert is a typical small working-class café with a manager who has a passion for cycling. The café breathes racing and this can be seen in the numerous cycling memorabilia such as racing jerseys, books, photos and newspaper clippings. Operator Dirk Lamaire has also been a reporter for local cycling races for years.

Adress: Markt 9 – 8480 Ichtegem

café Boutique – Kemmel

Café Boutique is located in Kemmel, at the foot of the Kemmelberg climb. It is therefore ideal to catch your breath with a beer after conquering the cobblestones and to enjoy the racing atmosphere in the café.

Adress: Polenlaan 4 – 8956 Heuvelland

Vitesse Coffee and Cycling – Antwerpen

In this coffee and lunch bar you can enjoy vintage racing bikes and photos from, among others, the retro event Eroica. You will also find a wide range of cycling literature and there is also a small shop.

Adress: Provinciestraat 82 – 2018 Antwerpen


Koerskaffee Roeselare

The Koerskaffee is located at the Koers cycling museum in Roeselare and is therefore ideally suited to take a breather after a visit to this beautiful museum or to relax during your bike ride or to simply have a quick lunch or pint with you. friends.
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Adress: Polenplein 15 – 8800 Roeselare