Looking for a place for a coffee, a glass of wine or a quick snack? Can’t find anything in the centre that doesn’t scream “rip-off” or “touristy” from a mile? Then my tip is to venture off behind Grand Place and Bourse. I have already told you about my favourite hangouts in Rue de Midi: Les gens que j’aime and Coffee Company. Now I have discovered another nice place just around the corner: Au Soleil. It is a cute little bar on the corner auf Rue du Marché au Charbon. If the weather is fine you can sit outside. And inside the place has a nice rustic flair to it.
It’s a no nonsense place – no fancy frills or anything – with solid wooden furniture and good music. (When I was there they were playing Bob Dylan.)The waiters are very down to earth and friendly. Its the type of place you feel good in, even if you sit there with a glass of wine on your own. This can be quite entertaining if you get a table by the window!
Au Soleil, Rue du Marché au Charbon 86, Brussels // No Website