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?
There is a lot to see and do in Brussels in the summertime. Our recap of highlights in July features fries with and without moules, terraces and a palace.
Rue du Marché aux Poulets is not one of my favourite corners in Brussels: Close to Grand Place there are a lot of tourists. Peck 47 is a welcome oasis.
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!
In the middle of Matongé, you will find Maison Renardy, a very chic tea-room, where their homemade pastries and coffee are being served on a silver tray.
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.
We went to Charli to track down the best croissants in town. We immediately fell in love with this bakery (and all the sweet treats) in the St. Catherine area.
We all have read a thousand times that green tea is good for you. A good cup of coffee can also make your day. So have your cuppa in style at La Mercerie.
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!
One of the best Cafes in Brussels, the Workshop Cafe on Av Louise, now has a little sister: The Workshop Cafe in Rue de Namur. Nice, but not quite as.
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.
The Sablon-area is known to be rather chic (and expensive). The stylish Café du Sablon, however, won't harm your budget. Enjoy a nice coffee break!
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.
Shopping at Porte de Namur can make you quite tired - as can Museum hopping around the Palce Royale. Fortunately, there is a great place to rest: JAT Café.
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.
Great armchairs, big windows to look out onto the street and snacks if you want to stay a bit longer make Cafe de la Presse a nice place not just for coffee.
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.
As many people living in Brussels also get to go to Strasbourg: here is a recommendation for a coffee break. Try Cafe Brant on Place Université.
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.
We noticed the little cafe Village du pain on Place Brugmann passing by on the bus on our way to Uccle and thought the wooden outside very appealing ...
How do know at a glance if a bakery is good, really good? It's easy: When people are queueing up every Sunday, although there's a whole market right outside.
Good Cakes can be quite expensive in Brussels. At Patisserie Renard that's fortunately not the case - their tarts are delicious and affordable. We like!
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.