Some say the European Quarter is merely the bureaucratic and faceless center of Brussels. Yet just a few steps away from the bustling crowd you can find some of the best urban spots for coffee and a quick bite. Authentic flavors at reasonable prices and in a relaxed atmosphere abound in this neighborhood. So next time you find yourself in the European Quarter, be sure to check out the following places.
Ergon Deli is a traditional Greek deli situated in the heart of the European Quarter offering some delicious specialties in a modern and cozy interior. Ergon is a unique concept store. It is not only a deli but also a grocery store stocked with a variety of flavors from different corners of Greece. An authentic casual restaurant where you can find some of the best gourmet treasures of Mediterranean origin, all in a changing seasonal menu offering a creative variety of greek mezes.
Ergon Deli, Rue du Parnasse 1, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 502 92 77
Just a few steps away from the European Parliament, Karsmakers is a cozy hideaway perfect for a simple meal in a friendly atmosphere. Besides the addictive bagels and sandwiches, you can also taste some of the best cakes and freshly brewed coffee in a relaxing setting away from the crowd. Whether you choose the wooden interior with the big armchairs or the leafy yard to enjoy the goodies, you will be satisfied with your choice.
Karsmakers, Rue de Trèves 20, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 502 02 26
Inspired by NYC salad bars, Letiuz offers a unique selection of fresh and juicy vegetables to make your own salad. A healthful escape from the busy streets around Place de Luxembourg, this warm environment is the proper place to enjoy tasty, rapidly-made salad combinations at a reasonable price. The friendly staff and high quality service makes it a great choice if you happen to be around this area.
Letiuz, Rue de l’Industrie 4, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 512 32 22
A mix between Mediterranean culture and Latin American spice, El Verde offers delicious meals in a spacious interior just around the corner from the scenic Place de Londres. Whether you choose one of the vegetarian dishes or the various pita and taco combinations, here you can easily find an inspiring marriage of cultures in copious servings. A unique cuisine enriched with tasty variety at reasonable prices and quantities that should not be missed.
El verde, Rue du Trône 39, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 502 69 30
Elturco is a casual restaurant with some inspiring delights for your quick and fulfilling meal in the area. Here you can find a mouth-watering display of cooked homemade vegetable and meat meals presented in a big buffet and priced accordingly with the quantity you choose. An exotic touch of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern delicate flavors which will surprise you. Load up your plate with the incredible choices on offer, and enjoy your meal in the welcoming interior or as take-away.
Elturco, Place de Londres 6, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 503 36 48