The Best Brunch Spots Around Avenue Louise, Brussels
Brunch buffet at God Save the Cream | Courtesy of God Save the Cream
Avenue Louise is admittedly one of the most expensive and prestigious streets in Brussels, but this thoroughfare attracts everyone from shopaholics to tourists. The exclusivity of this neighborhood means it is home to great restaurants, brasseries and coffee shops. Avenue Louise is full of inspirations, tasty patisseries, fresh fruits, and savory coffee, so take a look at our top picks guaranteed to start your day right.
Have you ever heard of the Jack Daniels burger? Michael Collins Irish Pub offers all sorts of tasty sandwiches and burgers – including this one. Enjoy breakfast in a typical dark Irish pub atmosphere in the company of friendly staff. Their great drink menu is also a tempting treat — one that may just have you staying past the brunch hours for an afternoon beer.
This place is extremely popular thanks to their quality coffee. If you cannot imagine your breakfast without a caffeinated beverage, Natural Caffé is a perfect place. They provide a delivery service as well, so patrons can enjoy their breakfast and coffee at the office or at home. Good news for early birds – the place is open from 7:30am on-wards.
Any bon vivant will absolutely love La Fabrique. Except for the bread, everything at La Fabrique is homemade, and they even make their own herbal tea. The only problem here is choosing exactly what to eat among the huge selection of tempting meals at the buffet. This spot is chic and comfortable and is very popular, so be sure to arrive early on for brunch or book your table in advance.
122 Rue Américaine, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 537 56 36
The Dutch word oma means grandmother in English, and you’ll see where this name comes from right away. Tableware sets with all kind of flower patterns, mismatched cups and saucers, and ornamental wallpaper will remind you of a Sunday morning at your grandmother’s house. Oma prepares your meals with a lot of love, and visitors can enjoy a nostalgic morning with sweet pancakes or delicious quiche.
129 Rue Jourdan, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 539 29 04
La Mercerie is a great place to satisfy your appetite and take in the sights. Enjoy your brunch in a Baroque styled tea room and admire the ceiling mural while drinking from porcelain coffee cups. Brunch is served until 3:30pm and you can have it savory or sweet, with its assortment of ham, cheeses and soups. After that, don’t forget to have a slice of La Mercerie’s delicious date cake.
2 Rue de Vergnies, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 644 21 40
God Save The Cream
Restaurant, Belgian, $$$
God Save The Cream
states that they take their food extremely seriously, and visitors cannot disagree. The place looks elegant, the dishes are colorful and highly photogenic, and all of the food served is healthy and organic. Individuals also have the opportunity to check the list of suppliers online to see where this establishment sources its ingredients from.
Le Pain Quotidien
This international brand operates 200 restaurants worldwide and if you have already been, you know why it’s so popular. This story began in Brussels in 1990 when the founder, Alain Coumont, disappointed with the quality of bread available in Brussels, decided to bake his own. Le Pain Quotidien doesn’t just offer bread, though — you can select from a huge array of possibilities. Try the organic pot au feu with quinoa or their Belgian beef tartine.
124 Avenue Louise, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 646 49 83
Once upon a time, four gourmets founded a restaurant that would offer dishes from their childhood. In this fairy tale venue, there are no princesses nor dragons, only tasty dishes and satisfied clients who love to come back again. A price for a brunch combo is reasonable considering it includes two drinks and dessert as well. Decoration is simple but the wall covered with pictures will catch your attention and bring back memories from the 80’s.
Enjoy a buzzing atmosphere at this cozy and chic bistro. Depending on your appetite, you can choose from a variety of brunches that range from small to large portions. Try the French toast with fresh fruits or the toast with smoked salmon.
30 Rue du Haut Pont, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 347 42 12