The Top 10 Work Friendly Coffee Shops In Brussels

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29 September 2017

Frankly, working from home does have its cons, and looking for a suitable work friendly café in the city is one of them. Whether it be a tasty menu of healthy snacks to keep the energy up or serving copious amounts of great coffee, our top ten picks have all the elements necessary to create the perfect ambiance for a productive workday in Brussels. Because after all, when it comes to finding that perfect work abode, it’s not just about the wifi and plugs.

Jat' Café

Cafe, European, Vegetarian, $$$
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Jat Cafe
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Natural lighting, lounge music and unlimited wifi make this cozy coffee shop with wooden furniture and comfortable vintage armchairs a perfect spot for work. Start your work day with a bagel and sweet speculaas or Oreo-flavored coffee. Jat’ Café’s menu also makes it the perfect spot for a midday lunch break in between working sessions.

Workshop Café

Plenty of plugs at every work station signify that the Workshop Café knows what the worst nightmare for every freelancer is. The interior is roomy so no one has to fight their way to a table or be scrunched together in close proximity. A variety of table sizes should accommodate every type of work, from solo studying to meetings or interviews. In case a break is needed, there’s a magazine and newspaper corner. Not to mention a fully stocked counter with snacks and drinks to keep guests energized throughout the day.

Workshop Café, 146 avenue Louise, Brussels, Belgium,+32 2 647 77 93

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Café de la Presse

Located right on Avenue Louise, Café de la Presse is a popular place, so it might be a bit noisy sometimes. This trendy place has an amazing atmosphere, with large glass walls that bring in the sunshine and allow you to observe the rush-hour traffic on the street. Besides a tasty coffee, the establishment also offers a delicious brunch as well, which will have visitors coming back even on Sunday.

Café de la Presse, 493 Avenue Louise, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 644 48 03

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Peck 47

A stone’s throw away from the Grand Place, there is a small venue called Peck 47. Order a juice or smoothie in a chic jar and eat whenever you want thanks to an all day brunch. Visitors will certainly appreciate this, especially during the busy work days. Peck 47 is a healthy choice, and this place offers vegetarian dishes too. Try toasts with a homemade cranberries sauce or Brazilian blast, which includes açaï berries and homemade granola. Working for a few hours can get uncomfortable, but Peck 47’s comfy couch is the perfect spot in which to settle.

Parlor Coffee

For every coffee addict, there is no better place to work in Brussels than Parlor Coffee. It is run by two coffee lovers who even roast their own coffee. If you cannot begin to think about work without a great espresso, this is the place for you. Sugar too is needed for thinking, so indulging in a cookie or two is definitely a must.

Parlor Coffee, 203 Chaussée de Charleroi, Brussels, Belgium, +32 472 68 60 16


Not far from the European Parliament is the coffee shop Karsmakers. The place is inviting all year round as the glass roof lets sunshine in during sunny days, and the fireplace warms the space during the winter. The coffee is also great, especially the vanilla iced latte and soy-milk coffee. The staff is friendly and attentive and represents many cultures, a true reflection of the multicultural spirit of the district Karsmakers is located.

Karsmakers, 20 Rue de Trèves, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 502 02 26

My Little Cup

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee, Tea , Belgian, $$$
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This is a place that proves the best things come in small packages. Nestle in this tiny coffee shop and enjoy the calmness and peace over a quality cup of coffee. My Little Cup opens early in the morning on weekdays, and it serves breakfast until 11am. The breakfast includes two drinks and a pastry. Grab your laptop and visit the nearby Parc de Bruxelles to relax and recharge in between work sessions.

Leopold Café Presse

If you’re looking for an inspiring place to work, try Leopold Café Presse between the stations Mérode and Montgomery. The café’s eclectic interior exudes pure Belgitude from its large framed Smurf photo to its stunning light fixture composed of overhead bicycle wheels and parts hanging above the café. Jazz music paired with the smell of roasting coffee creates a lively ambiance, while a small corner is dedicated to projecting old cartoons, much to the delight of children and adults. It is not just a coffee shop but actually a shop, as visitors can also buy little trinkets, books and postcards.

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Café Kafka

A café that provides office services, no, you are not dreaming. Although it is not on the menu, the owners offer, upon reservation, a printer, meeting room with white boards and even a secretary. With everything in one spot, the work day will easily breeze by and can be wrapped up with a Belgian beer, because good work deserves a good award.

Café Kafka, 21 Rue des Poissonniers, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 513 66 31


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Not only for musicians, Pianofabriek is first and foremost a cultural center, but everyone is welcome in the coffee shop on the ground floor. Enjoy a positive atmosphere that flows from this place, which is full of creative and active people. Even if it does not look like a classic coffee shop from the outside, thanks to the mural decoration, no one will overlook this place as a great spot to get some work done.

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