Cafés. Tearooms. Bakeries.
Had enough of Croissants and Pains au Chocolats? Why not try some Portugese treats (i.e. heavenly Pasteis de Nata) at Pastelaria Garcia?
The parlor café looks tiny from the outside. You might even consider it a bakery as the shop window is full of goodies. But they do know how to make coffee.
Fresh pastries, great coffee and a stylish interior make Leopold Café Press one of the best breakfast cafés in Brussels. Beware of the angry smurf!
Even if you are not in the mood for culture, it is worth looking into Brussels' Belvue Museum - if only for a light lunch in the garden of the Green Kitchen
Bagels and Brunch sounded like a great combination, so we decided to have a weekend breakfast at Au Pays Des Merveilles. It's a nice, quite Belgian place.
There's many options for food & drinks around Place Fernand Coq: Coffee and Cocktails at De Haus, Burgers at L'Amour Fou - or Breakfast here at Sucré Salé.
What was missing on Place Jourdan for a long time was a place where you could have a good cup of coffee. This changed with the arrival of OR Coffee Roasters
If you ever find yourself in Uccle, make sure to stop by at the cute little Brother and Sister cafe/restaurant. If you have a sibling, bring a picture!
Among the very few comfortable and stylish cafes in Brussels, the Workshop Cafe on Avenue Louise is one of the best: It's a great place to work or meet up.
In an old factory building in St Gilles you will find La Tricoterie and its industrial chic: On Sundays, come here for a little market as well as the brunch.
Finally another alternative to Café Belga - now there is a (new) venue on lovely Place Flagey: Épaulé Jéte. They also do a Brunch Buffet on the weekends.
Do you need that daily caffein fix? Or are you just looking for an out of the ordinary café in the town centre? Well then check out the Aksum Coffee House.
On Place Flagey, most people have their standard meeting place: Café Belga. It's well-known, and deservedly so - but there are others, too, like Les Penates.
A cute little bar on the corner auf Rue du Marché au Charbon. If the weather is fine you should sit outside. Inside it has a nice rustic flair to it.
If you are looking for cosy couches and coffee along the lines of Marshmallow-Moccacino or White-Chocolate-Coffee Frappé the Coffee Company is the spot.
The Rouge Cloître is perfect for a little outing - especially on the weekends. Walk around the ponds, enjoy the fresh air - and then go for a coffee here.
Parc Egmont is a hidden gem in the city centre. Once you are inside, you cannot miss the Orangerie, where you will find tea, coffee and even brunch.
It's a Café, it's a interior design shop, it's a trendy clothing store. It's hard to put a label on L'Atelier en Ville, which is what makes this place great.
In the town centre it can be a bit of a challenge finding a nice café or bar. Head down Rue du Midi to Les gens que j'aime to enjoy your coffee break.
Life in Brussels is hard... if you are trying to keep your figure! Sweet treats are beckoning from every corner. Eclairs at PAUL are especially tempting.