Annual holiday

Just so you know when to pack your sandwiches to work or when to invite yourself for dinner with friends or your parents:

Our annual holiday starts July 21 and ends July 30. From Monday July 31, we’ll be all yours again!


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!


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).

Meeting room

Meeting room

Just above our café we have a space for meetings, presentations or dinner parties.
From Monday until Thursday 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.

E-mail travel directions