The Best Brunch Spots In Saint-Gilles, Belgium

The Best Brunch Spots In Saint-Gilles, Belgium
Saint-Gilles is a multi-cultural hotbed of activity and creativity. Known for being an artistic and student center of Brussels, Saint-Gilles is characterized by the beautiful Art Nouveau houses dotted around the area, and its imposing town hall. It also has a few wonderful brunch spots which should not be missed by any brunch lovers out there, so we’ve compiled our favorite spots for when you’re next in the region.


‘Oma’ means grandmother in Dutch, and this cute brunch place definitely makes you feel like you’re being pampered by your grandmother. The interior has a cozy vintage vibe and the buffet-style brunch is served every weekend at a really affordable price considering the quality of the food. The selection changes every weekend too; so Oma is definitely worth a return trip.
Address: 129 Rue Jourdan, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium +32 2 539 29 04

Aux Pays des Merveilles

One of the first places to serve bagels in Brussels, APDM is still on top of the game. As well as that, their brunch is delicious, the desserts are particularly noteworthy and the venue is family friendly. Saint-Gilles locals have been coming to this address for years.

Address: 42 Avenue Jean-Volders, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium +32 2 539 01 51

La Tricoterie

Bar, Pub Grub, Vegetarian
Fresh dishes in a chic atmosphere at Hinterland
Fresh dishes in a chic atmosphere at Hinterland | Courtesy of Hinterland
La Tricoterie is more than a good place for brunch; as a self-proclaimed ‘link factory,’ it is a concept aimed at bringing together the community with cultural events, workshops and debates. Every Sunday, they host their famous brunch, where families, friends and any passersby are welcome to join.
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Healthy and delicious, Hinterland puts the emphasis on serving quality bio products in a hip and creatively designed establishment. The staff is super friendly, and the prices are affordable, proving that Hinterland really does live up to its promise of being an urban refuge.
Address: 179 Chaussée de Charleroi, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium +32 2 537 97 47

Chez Franz

Technically just outside the borders of Saint-Gilles, Chez Franz is nevertheless included here because it is simply that good. The brunch is copious and there are plenty of small options that can be ordered on the side so that brunch-goers can choose how large or small their breakfast gets. Truly one of the best brunch options available in Brussels for its quality to price ratio, Chez Franz is a must.

Address: 30 Avenue du Haut-Pont, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium +32 2 347 42 12

Le Dillens

Apart from being one of the most well loved bars in the neighborhood (in part because of its wonderful terrace), Le Dillens also serves a fabulous brunch which is ideal for those slow, sunny mornings in the summer.

Address: 11 Place Julien Dillens, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium +32 2 538 31 36