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Nothing says weekend like the simplicity of waking up late to a feast of good food. Of course, it would be a downer if you’d still have to research the countless brunch options to choose from, so we’ve listed our favorite brunch spots in Brussels below.
1 La Fabbrica
Situated in the beautiful Tour & Taxis building, La Fabbrica offers the most extensive brunch you will find in Brussels. Expect an all-you-can-eat buffet with a enormous selection of food, all of which is beautifully presented. The selection contains classical breakfast options, fresh fruit, mezze style pasta and vegetables, delicious desserts, Italian pizza and even pizza with chocolate spread. It’s impossible to try it all, even if you’re VERY hungry.
What’s more they also provide animation for kids, like facepaint, a bouncing castle, circus tricks… so parents can eat and engage in conversations without too many interruptions.
- Price: 26 euros without drinks / 30 euros with a hot and a cold drink
- Address: Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Brussels
- When? Every Sunday from 9:30 to 17:00
Situated in Chatelain, Tigermilk has an amazing design with colorful frames, dry flower bouquets, sturdy wooden tables, a red velvet couch and an imposing library. The brunch itself then is as colorful as the decoration and is inspired by South American flavours. The result is a delicious, extremely Instagrammable brunch that stands out from the ordinary.
There are four different formulas to pick from which each contain three savory dishes (like avocado toasts, sweet potatoes, quinoa bowl, chicken tacos…), a dessert (dulce de leche pancake, passionfruit tiramisu, NY cheesecake…), a hot drink and a cold drink.
- Price: 22 euros including a hot and a cold drink
- Address: Rue du Bailli 46, 1060 Ixelles
- When? Every Sunday from 11:00 to 14:30
3 Velvet Peck
If you can’t wait until Sunday to have brunch, Velvet Peck has got you covered. They serve brunch all day, and every day! The menu features yummy dishes like fluffy pancakes, granola bowls, eggs benedict, burgers and salads… Have a look at their beautiful Instagram page for inspiration. Beware that you’ll end up wanting it all though.
Situated near Place Sainte-Catherine, Velvet Peck is a proud member of the Peck family with five restaurants in Brussels. The decoration is very nice and homely, and on sunny days they also install a large outdoor terrace facing the fountain.
- Price: Between 8 and 13 euros per dish
- Address: Quai au Bois à Brûler 27, 1000 Bruxelles
- When? Every day from 9:00 to 16:00
Located in the small pedestrian Rollebeek street, Crème is a beautifully instagrammable aesthetic two-storey place in Marolles. . They have everything from handmade pancakes to beetroot & halloumi egg toast. Everything looks delicious, which makes choosing really difficult. We eventually tried their "Homemade Cookie Crunch pancake" & "Belgian revisited pancake with speculoos" which are to die for.
Given its popularity it's sometimes necesarry to wait in line in order to get a table in this crème de la crème hotspot. It's not possible to make a reservation beforehand, but you can join a virtual queue via QR code.
- Price: Between 7 and 18 euros per dish
- Address: Rue de Rollebeek 30, 1000 Bruxelles
- When? Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 to 18:00
They have a brunch deal for €25 or a range of different brunch meals available individually. The menu has good variety including an interesting selection of bagels and croques, several juices and smoothies, milkshakes...
The beautiful and colorful interior is highly ‘instagrammable’, which may be an incentive to visit. Unlike some other places, it is much quieter being smaller and having less tables, which is perfect when you want to have a coffee while reading a book. It's also a great place to work as many of the tables have power outlets and there is free high speed wifi. Another bonus is that the outside tables catch the afternoon sun.
- Price: Between 10 and 25 euro per dish
- Address: Defacqzstraat 92, 1060 Sint-Gillis (They've also opened a new one in 1180 Uccle: Postiljonstraat 15)
- When? Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 19:00
Perfect place to enjoy, chill and eat well. Situated above a trendy bio shop, Chyl restaurant is a trendy spot with a hippie chic Bohemian décor The inside is very spacious, bright and decorated with plants hanging down from the ceiling. Their beautiful garden is also a really nice place to enjoy the sun.
Expect healthy food with local ingredients. The plates are delicious and generous, which make it good value for money. After brunch you can walk to Bois de La Cambre around the corner and go for a digestive walk.
- Price: Around 20-30EUR pp for brunch
- Address: Rue de Belle-Vue 62, 1000 Bruxelles
- When? Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00, closed on Wednesdays
7 Boentje Café
Situated on Place Colignon in Schaerbeek, Boentje is all about zero waste and fresh local products. The recycling spirit is also present in the interior design featuring old windows behind the counter to display the daily menu, upcycled crates, second-hand couches and vintage decoration elements like an old MOBIB validating machine. Although highly applaudable, this attitude isn’t imposed on all visitors, as you’ll first of all notice the laidback and welcoming vibe of the place.
In the weekend the eatery fills up quickly for brunch. There are two formula’s to choose from: Brunch découverte and Brunch gaufré, each of which come with an open buffet of fresh bread and home-made spreads. And while you’re enjoying your food, you’re also supporting Belgian producers and reducing waste. What a great combo!
- Price: 21 euros
- Address: Place Colignon 18, 1030 Schaerbeek
- When? Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00
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