Although it is a small area, Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode
is a melting pot within Brussels, Germany. This bustling neighborhood hosts restaurants
and cafes that are perfect for midday meals. Check out our top lunch choices.
Located near the Madu metro station, Fou d’Food is a ‘Table d’Hote, traiteur and sandwicherie’ that has been open since 2009. In other words, visitors can choose from panini, focaccia, salads, wraps, pasta, desserts and different combinations to create your own sandwich. This place opens early in the morning, so you can stop here to grab breakfast before work. Or, stop by for a snack or lunch until 4pm. The establishment also provides a delivery service.
27 Chaussée de Louvain, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, +32 2/229.41.03
Fou d’food | Courtesy of Ludovica Bruno
Restaurant, Belgian, $$$
If you’re looking for Indian cuisine in St. Josse, look no further than Au Chapati. It can get very crowded, especially during lunchtime. This small Indian restaurant is famous for its chapatis, thin bread wraps that can be filled with vegetables, chicken, and much more. Besides the delicious chapatis, they offer many side dishes and a wide range of Indian specialties and salads. Guests can choose to sit inside or take away.
56 Rue des Deux Eglises, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, +32 2/473. 64.11.74
Au Chapati | Courtesy of Ludovica Bruno | Courtesy of Ludovica Bruno
Famous for its delicious Italian recipes and its warm, welcoming atmosphere, Le Millennium is a Trattoria, or ‘Café Taverne,’ which is written on its front window. Run by an Italian couple that does all of the cooking, this place has delivered fresh pasta dishes like spaghetti, gnocchi, and tortellini for the past 16 years. Guests can also taste Italian desserts such as tiramisu, panna cotta and tartufo bianco o nero. Of course, there is also genuine Italian coffee.
52 Rue de Bériot, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, +32 2/223.03.55
This small place will surprise visitors with its Mediterranean and Asian fusion. Just Food can get very crowded, especially during lunchtime, but there are some tables inside. If you cannot find anywhere to sit, you also have the option to order their food to take away. The menu includes an assortment of sandwiches, from marinated chicken or meat to cooked and fresh vegetables that can be paired with different sauces. There are also salads of the day. Their tagine dish allows you to try a little bit of everything. Don’t miss out on their tea selection.
5 Place Saint-Josse, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, +32 2/418.104.22.168
For those looking for a rich breakfast or a light lunch, Pator’s menu offers many interesting options. These include omelets, toast, panini, and an assortment of sandwiches. In the mood for something sweet? Pator also serves crêpes, pancakes and pastries with cream, fruits, and chocolate. There are also many hot drinks including hot chocolate and coffee. Located near the Madu metro station, this place is perfect for anyone looking for a warm place to pull up a chair and take a break.
27 (A) Chaussée de Louvain, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, +32 2/223.18.55
Pator |Courtesy of Ludovica Bruno