All the restaurants close to the arcades in Grote Markt were very busy, the only vacant seats were in full sun and we did not see a simple lunch menu - all rather expensive main meals.
The Cyper was just what we were looking for a simple menu, shaded pavement tables and very nice friendly service.
We had excellent cheese and ham omelettes which came with a generous salad garnish and enough chips for 6!
With 25 cl Pils and 25cl Mazout the bill came to 23 euros 70.
For about 10 minutes passing traffic was a bit noisy but we enjoyed the interesting views from our table.
Note - The interesting rooftop opposite, which we could see from our table was, before the War, the “Hotel de Chatellenie”. When rebuilding started after the War this building was completed and ready for use before either the Cloth Hall or Town Hall.
So it served as a temporary Town Hall until the Cloth Hall was complete. In the rebuilding the roof acquired the three tiered rows of dormer windows which had not been there before the War.