88, Boulevard Anspach - 1000 Bruxelles • phone +32 (2) 5124648
Very urban! You can watch the whole world pass by from the inside or the terrace. Right in the centre, it’s the ideal place to meet up before or after a night on the town.
44, Rue A. Orts - 1000 Bruxelles • phone 02/514.24.14
The mother of all no nonsense cafés. A café just as a café ought to be and with a serious selection of whiskies on offer.
91, Rue du Marché-au-charbon - 1000 Bruxelles
A really cool terrace with really cool guys. The Fontainas cocktail is of course pink and fits in perfectly with this Brussels gay area.
108, Rue Flandre - 1000 Bruxelles
Get in quick because so much authenticity can’t last for long. Typical Brussels characters line the bar, with the incomparable Thérèse playing mother hen.
14, Borgval - 1000 Bruxelles
Arty atmosphere a stone’s throw from St Gery/St Goriks. It’s where I met CocoRosie.
18, Rue de la Bourse - 1000 Bruxelles • phone +32 (0)2 5121395
Founded in 1866 by the Italian Cirio family and now a Brussels institution. The best place to enjoy the famous Brussels ‘half and half’.
9, galerie du Roi - 1000 Bruxelles
The perfect place for coffee in the magical 'Galeries Royales Saint Hubert'. Grab a table near the counter and enjoy the rivalry between the staff. A good mis of tourists ans regulars.
31, Place de Brouckère - 1000 Bruxelles • phone 02 217 23 00
A true Brussels institution like no other. Nothing beats sitting on the terrace, not even in the middle of winter.
4, Rue des Chartreux - 1000 Bruxelles • 02-513.51.31
The Brussels gingerbread house. Anne-Marie and her partner serve heavenly sweet treats with their coffees and teas.
B&B Zinneke • Belgische Onafhankelijkheidslaan 65, 1081 Brussel • +32 (0)497 46 29 96 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Let Brussels seduce you, dive between the sheets with a local.