Food lovers, coffee junkies, locals or newcomers — discover the spots worth lining up for in beautiful Brussels. As a cosmopolitan cradle of a culture shaped through various influences, Brussels could be described by its citizens as a ‘zinneke,’ i.e. a person or animal from mixed roots. Despite its size, do not assume Belgium is lacking in terms of culinary treats. Here are 10 of the best and most unique food joints to visit when in the city.
This success story started in 2012 and has since become a Brussels classic due to its unique gastronomic experience that includes a two-hour tram ride by night. The Tram experience relies on luxury and quality cookery that is situated in a fast-paced and trendy environment. This year, the organization altered its usual selection to recognize women in the culinary profession, with a six-course menu that promises to satisfy the finest palates.
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La Cantina is like a direct ticket to Brazil — with its bright atmosphere and flavorful food and aromas, you’ll forget you’re still in Brussels. They offer table service at dinner, but during lunchtime, you can select a number of different foods and pay for your meal based on the plate’s weight. Whether you opt for a quick meal or a variety of dishes, La Cantina offers a full package that makes for a great culinary experience.
Address: La Cantina, 13-15, Rue Jardin des Olives, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 513 42 76
Located near Brussels University, this establishment is known for its wide selection of drinks and daily two-hour happy hour. The back of the building leads to a quaint terrace – a little piece of heaven, especially during those rare sunny days when you’re in the mood for a chill outdoor atmosphere. Waff is the place to go when looking for a bit of fresh air and a delicious cocktail.
Address: Waff, 455 chaussée de Boondael, Brussels, Belgium, +3226400042
Mixing the simplicity of a trendy design with typical African decorations, at Kokob eating with your hands will be as close to noble as a complete ‘back-to-nature’ change of scene. Enjoy listening to an ambient concert while trying out the Ethiopian culinary delicacies on offer.
Address: Kokob, 10, Rue des Grands Carmes, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 511 19 50
Psychedelic, musical, dark and traditional are all terms to describe Bonnefooi’s identity. Add to that a vibrant music playlist that will transport you to one of those endless summer nights, a photo booth at the entrance, and a second floor with an indoor balcony filled with couches and vintage wallpaper and you’ve got yourself the perfect late night haunt. Don’t take our word for it, go and experience what a late night at Bonnefooi is like.
Address: Bonnefooi, 8, Rue des Pierres, Brussels, Belgium, email@example.com
For your morning breakfast, hangover brunch, lunch, dinner or going-out mood, La Maison Du Peuple is one of those places that make you feel at home.Whether you are alone with your computer or in the company of your friends, Maion Du Peuple could soon become your second home.
Address: La Maison Du Peuple, 39, Parvis de Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 850 09 08