Rue du Marché aux Poulets is not really one of my favourite corners in Brussels: As it’s close to Grand Place there are a lot – and I mean a lot – of tourists, which means you also have touristy shops. There are, of course, exceptions to that rule, one being Bia Mara and the other being Peck 47 a couple of doors along.
While Bia Mara specializes – in what very probably amounts to the very best fish and chips in town -, Peck 47 is more of an allrounder: You can go there for breakfast or stop by for lunch; you can have your afternoon coffee here or start the evening with a drink and tapas.
There are comfortable benches and cushions to sink into; there is a decent variety of beer and wine, as well as snack-sized portions of olives or sausage to accompany them. You will find healthy juices as well as sandwiches, and, of course, cake. Or, as the sign on the street says: YOU! Cake or Death? (Or a Sandwich?)
Prices are not cheap; but then again, it is very close to Grand Place.
All in all, this is a highly recommended place for all hours of the day. Especially when you find yourself stranded in Brussels’ tourist area looking for a place to escape the crowds. Or, even better, when you just had a fabulous lunch/dinner next door at Bia Mara and feel it’s just too early or too good a night to go home just yet.
Peck 47, Rue du Marché aux Poulets 47, Brussels // Facebook-Page