The capital of Europe, Brussels boasts a booming café culture. The bruxellois can enjoy fabulous breakfasts, from a quick croissant at a neighbourhood boulangerie to a rooftop champagne brunch. Here are ten of Brussels’ best brunch spots, restaurants and cafés for that most important of all weekend meals.
Peck 47 appears to have everything a healthy hipster could want for breakfast, fresh food and drinks, a great place to chill out with retro décor and a modern twist, cosy and comfortable surroundings with indoor and outdoor seating, and a location that’s just off the tourist track, yet right in the centre of the city. Peck 47 is the hip place to be in Brussels with its impeccable and friendly service, and an up-to-date menu offering a delicious all-day brunch of poached eggs on sourdough toast with smoked salmon, rocket, and homemade relish, as well as tasty sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, good coffee, fruit smoothies and milkshakes.
Peck 47, Rue Marche Aux Poulets 47, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 513 02 87
EXKi is another international Belgian success story that promotes environmental friendliness using quality fair-trade and organic products, so where better to enjoy an EXKi bite at breakfast time than here, in the heart of the capital? Offering a view of the Brussels Stock Exchange built in the late 19th century in neo-renaissance and Second Empire architectural styles, the large terrace is an ideal way to start the day with some healthy breakfast choices of fruit salads, yoghurts, muesli, freshly baked breads, with many teas and coffees to choose from, as well as scrumptious cakes, pastries, and delicious hot chocolate. There is also a great selection of quiches and sandwiches all made on the premises, and international newspapers and magazines to browse.
EXKi, Place de la Bourse 2, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 219 98 55
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