ViaVia Joker travellers cafes each are meeting places for travellers and lovers of world kitchen, a holiday ambience or a homey talk at the bar.

As the first of all the ViaVia’s we took our first steps in 1995. Ever since, we provide you with dishes from all over the world. From an Indonesian Ikan Pepes to a Mexican Chivichanga. From a Senegales Yassa Poulet to a Peruvian Pastel de Choclo. Housed in two typical townhouses, we aim for a homey atmosphere eventhough we gathered our recipes in places far from home. Of course you’re also more than welcome to browse through our library of travel guides or to enjoy a drink surrounded by bamboo on our terrace.

Do you suffer from holiday blues? You want to find some inspiration for your next trip? Or do you want to taste a slice of all the good things North, East, South and West have to offer? We love to accompany you with a bite of the world kitchen and the good vibes that come with that!


17 april 2018 at 20h00
ViaVia Huiskamerconcert: Neonerd

Neon3rd staat voor Nederlandstalige muziek over de liefde, de ontgoocheling, ruimte en tijd, fysica, de absurditeit van het leven en het wel en wee van de homo Neonerdicus. Kevin Van Staeyen, (neo)nerd himself kaapte met zijn bende ongeregeldheden de 3de plaats weg op Nekka en kreeg daarna een platencontract aangeboden door Hans Kusters. Daaruit ontsproot de eerste cd ‘Bijna Willekeurig’. De single ‘STOP!’ met Veerle Baetens haalde de A-lijst van Radio 1 en wordt nog steeds frequent gedraaid op de radio. In februari~maart stelt het trio haar nieuwe cd ‘Bijna Kevin’ voor. U mag zich ook dit keer verwachten aan een boeketje liefde doorweven met maatschappijkritiek en een flinke dosis humor! Muzikanten van dienst zijn Kevin Van Staeyen (zang, viool, piano), Michael Trompeneers (bas en piano) en Paul Zegers (percussie).

Tickets 12 euro:

15 may 2018 at 20h00
ViaVia Huiskamerconcert: Decker-Jochems

Twee mannen vertolken hun buikgevoel in meerstemmige liederen. Spontaan en vol warmte brengen ze tweetalige parels van veraf en dichtbij. De tien snaren van de cister worden onderweg aangevuld met fluit en doedelzak. Geniet mee van dansbare deunen en teksten vol verrassingen.

Hans Jochems: zang, cister, gitaar – Rémi Decker: zang, gitaar, fluit, doedelzak

Tickets 12 euro:

19 june 2018 at 20h00
ViaVia Huiskamerconcert: MissT

MissT, vier misses en één mister. Dit vijftal brengt folksongs uit de vier windstreken en in verschillende talen. Vaak halen ze ietwat vergeten liedjes uit de mist, vijfstemmig en meestal a capella. Hun klankkleur kan je best vergelijken met een goede fles brut nature: prikkelend, eerlijk, naturel. De Misstige klanken vloeien uitstekend naar binnen in een kleine ruimte met een eerlijke akoestiek. Perfect voor een ViaVia Huiskamerconcert!

Misst zijn: Elly Aerden, Eva Moens, Liesbet Van Reeth, Liesbeth Verlaet en Jan Van Rossem

Tickets 12 euro:


Since we’re a travellers café, we serve you a selection from the world kitchen. Our menu changes weekly, although we do follow some principles: there’re always three vegetarian options, one dish with chicken, one with meat and one with fish. Furthermore, every day we have a list of tapas on offer.

And of course… there’s always our famous spaghetti…

If you’d want to make a reservation: a table is only one phone call away: 0032 16 40 40 45 (we don’t take reservations for a table by e-mail).

About host

Our core business is to bring people together with a love for world kitchen and travelling.

We’re proud to say that everything that comes out of our kitchen, is fresh and homemade (except for the bread).

We offer various fairtrade products, e.g. coffee, tea, some of our wines and juices.

We do hope that the joy we derive from doing what we do, reflects in the way we serve our customers and in the way we present our colourful dishes. We realise we’re lucky to be a part of the ViaVia. That’s why we want to share this fortune with others: since 2017 we decided to give a a share of our profit to a good cause. Last edition, vzw Recht op Migratie received the honours.

Meeting room

Meeting room

Just above our café we have a space for meetings, presentations or dinner parties.
From Monday until Thursday we ask a rent of €25 if you want the room all for yourself. If you don’t mind sharing the space (you can divide it with a curtain), there’s no rent to be paid. From Friday until Sunday we kindky ask for a €100 rent (if you spend over €300 we drop the rent though). For dinner parties, we can provide a buffet of tapas or a buffet three main courses (we can decide which ones in advance) with or without appetizers and dessert.
For more info about our meeting room: mail to heverlee[at]

. Please mention the date, the approximate number of participants and describe your activity as much as possible. 

It started with the humble question of two customers. If we could please, please cater their wedding dinner. Once the Big Day came, it turned out to be just as fun for us as it was for them.
So if you organize a party and you would like a worldly buffet or some jummie appetizers, you can send a mail to heverlee[at]!

How to get there

By bike

ViaVia Heverlee is in the “fietsknooppuntennetwerk” between nodes 73 and 75. From the centre of Leuven you can easily peddle down the Naamsestraat downhill.

By bus

City lines 1 and 2 bring you from the city centre to the stop Heverlee Station. You can also get here with the lines 616 (Leuven – Bertem – Zaventem) and 337 (Leuven – Waver). You just need to cross the railway and look for the orange house!

By train

The trainstation is only 32 steps away!

By car

There is lots of parking space in our neighboorhoud, one on the Arenbergsquare and one just next to the railway.

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