There’s many options for food & drinks on Chaussee d’Ixelles around Place Fernand Coq: You can go for a coffee or cocktail at De Haus, have a burger at L’Amour Fou, storm Dolma’s vegetarian buffet or treat yourself with a cake from Renard.
But where to go for breakfast?
We decided to try Sucré Salé on a grey January morning – not for a festive, feastive brunch, just a simple breakfast.
There are a couple of different “formule” options; or you can just order bit by bit a la carte, which is what we did.
So, let’s give you the rundown of our petit dejeuner:
The coffee: good. The usual options at the usual prices – not much can go wrong here.
The bread: very nice. They get their baguette from Le Fleur du Pain down on Place Flagey, which was a nice surprise, since it’s a little bakery we like to buy our bread from as well.
The sides: ok. Our demi-baguettes (1,60 € each) came with an assortment of raspberry and apricot jam, plus nutella-style chocolate spread.
The egg: half-and-half. I ordered a soft-boiled egg and five minutes later got a very, very runny, not very much boiled egg. The waiter made another one, and this second one was satisfactory.
The atmosphere: hmmm …. To be honest: We had expected a bit more, since the place looks quite cute and cozy from the outside. Inside, it’s rather hard to find a nice spot that isn’t directly next to the door, next to the counter or in a long, rather dark aisle in the “second” room.
We opted for the table at the window, which was ok. Overall, it wasn’t very cosy, though: It felt rather cold, a bit eraly for the techno-music and that the place was almost empty didn’t help, too.
Still, I would recommend Sucré Salé if you’re in the area and looking for a quick and certainly not overpriced breakfast during the week.
Sucré Salé, Place Fernand Cocq 10, Brussels // Website