Come hungry and enjoy a delicious cafeteria-style lunch featuring cuisines from around the world.
This lovely little restaurant in Ixelles is known for its friendly service and delicious world cuisine. Tucked away near the Place of Luxembourg, Eskape offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Charming interiors look out the large, floor to ceiling windows where the busy city can pass you by as you dine on a buffet of pasta dishes, fresh salads, and more. This cafeteria-like restaurant is easy on the wallet and big on self-serving portions, making it the ideal stop of for a quick and cheap meal.
Address:22 Rue de Trèves, Brussels, 1050
phone:+32 2 512 37 34
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Open until 8a, head to this regal-esque bar for the best live music experience in Brussels. Opt for a stage-facing table on their mezzanine.
An eclectic bar in the heart of the city, Bonnefooi is located on what is locally known in Brussels as music street. Antiquarian decor, regal chandeliers and an upbeat atmosphere make for a perfect night out. Their biggest draw is the live music hosted through the week with talented solo artists, bands and DJs taking center-stage. Sip on cocktails, beer and spirits over tapas and enjoy myriad genres like jazz, reggae, acoustic and house until the early hours.
Address:8 Steenstraat, Brussels, 1000
Goupil Le Fol
This bar exudes a mystique aura with its eccentric antiques and portraits that is the ambiance to conversation, fruit wine and French music.
Goupil Le Fol is a weird and wonderful drinking experience in the heart of the city. Occupying a historic building, this bar features dark and mysterious ambiance with labyrinthine passageways, exposed brick walls and eclectic decor. The walls over the three floors are covered with original paintings, vintage portraits, vinyl records, books, chandeliers, antiques, rustic mismatched furniture and candle-lit tables. Sip on their fruity wine-based drinks while the jukebox entertains with classic French numbers.
Address:22 rue de la Violette, Brussels
phone:+32 2 511 1396
Sablon Antiques Market
A must on weekend itineraries, this market is a treasure of antiques and objets d'art. Explore the square's architecture and historic charm.
Located in the heart of the city, Place Du Grand Sablon is a picturesque cobbled square lined with an array of cafes, chocolatiers, antique shops and local attractions. On Saturdays and Sundays, this place comes alive with the bustle of its weekly antiques market, one of the oldest in Brussels and arguably the best in Europe. It hosts over 100 dealers trading authentic antique treasures such as art, paintings, jewelry, porcelain, silverware, crystal and glassware, candle-stands, clocks, bread stamps, furniture, vintage finds and objets d'art. Peruse the labyrinth of awnings for unique home decor, gifts and souvenirs.
Address:Place du Grand Sablon, Brussels, 1090
Discover the labor of love in organic wine at this delicatessen. With special tastings, take home gift boxes to share your appreciation.
Titulus is a must-visit for oenophiles in Brussels. This wine merchant is a cellar and delicatessen wrapped in one. They pride themselves on an unrivaled selection of 100 natural wines by organic wineries across several regions. Sample wine by the glass at their tastings, paired with locally-produced cheese and charcuterie plates. Take home a bottle or one of their personalized gift boxes for a special occasion.
Address:167 Chaussée de Wavre, Brussels, 1050
phone:+32 2 512 9830
Théatre Royal De Toone
Be sure to check out the puppet workshop, video-library of shows, and museum when you visit, to learn the history of the Théatre de Toone.
The Théatre Royal De Toone is a theater like no other, as the players here are all marionette puppets. But don't start thinking that this is kid stuff just because it's a puppet theater, the Toone's program includes Hamlet, Faust, Carmen and many other classic plays adapted for puppets and injected with the theater's signature humor. The Toone name has been passed down since the first Toone in 1830 so there's a long legacy behind these amazing productions. Come in to see a delightful classical performance, but make sure to reserve a seat, as this is a very popular attraction.
Address:66 Rue du Marché aux Herbes, Brussels, 1000
phone:+32 2 217 27 53
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Maison Chevalier also offers custom made candle holders, door handles, lampshades, toys, and other decorative items.
This charming boutique is located in the Elsene neighborhood of Brussels. Find unique antique items as well as European made products. From soaps, lotions, home decor items and even toys, Maison Chevalier has a little bit of everything. Well known brands are also featured here like Crabtree & Evelyn, Lampe Berger, and more.
Address:7 Rue Marie de Bourgogne, Brussels, 1000
phone:+32 2 514 03 14
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Le jardin de Luxembourg
To honor the tradition of the bi-annual flower carpet in Brussels, pick up some of city's beloved begonias when you stop in.
This quaint florists shop is conveniently located right next to the train station in the Elsene neighborhood of Brussels. From gorgeous floral arrangements of gardenias, and greens to lovely potted orchids. Find the perfect arrangement to bring home for a loved one or pick up some bright florals for the office, whatever you choose, the beautiful flowers are sure to brighten your day.
Address:2 Rue des Treves, Brussels, 1050
phone:+32 25 12 52 15
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Start your meal by ordering a bottle of wine and your server will help you pick the perfect appetizers, entrees, and desserts to go with it.
Firmly following the belief that cooking is an act of love, chef Dominique Aubry has created a pre fixe menu that takes bistro cuisine to a whole new level. Le Chou is a more than a restaurant, it is a complete culinary experience. With Aubry at the helm, patrons are guided through gastronomic delights with each course, with highlights like mushrooms with smoked foie gras foam, Guinea fowl stuffed with Jerusalem artichokes and citrus foam. Each pre fixe menu is accompanied by a fine selection of wine as well as a delicious dessert course.
Address:4 Place de Londres, Brussels, 1050
phone:+32 2 511 92 38
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True to its name, the restaurant offers a large selection of fish and seafood dishes. Try the monkfish carpaccio for a real taste of Italy.
This fine Italian establishment is housed in a building classified as a cultural heritage site with a gorgeous Art Nouveau exterior. The interiors of L'ancienne Poissonerie feature a stunning ceramic mural by artist CJ Helman and dates back to the fishmonger days of 1926. Contrasting this unique mural is the contemporary and warm furnishings that make this restaurant both inviting and comfortable. Juxtaposing the translated name of the restaurant 'old fish', this eatery serves exquisite Italian fare using only the freshest of ingredients from both land and sea. Traditional dishes are on offer as well as contemporary fare that trends straight from the streets of Italy.
Address:65 Rue du Trône, Brussels, 1050
phone:+32 2 502 75 05
Combining a cozy atmosphere with an extensive collection of coffees and teas, Maison Renardy is an excellent place to relax and sip a drink.
Maison Renardy is a family-owned coffee shop and tea house that puts a special touch into everything it does. The pastries and chocolates are handmade by the owners' son. Some of the drinks even come with a piece of chocolate to savor while you sip on a delicious tea or coffee. They carry over 100 different types of tea. The pots are large enough to share with a friend, so it's easy to spend hours in this cozy spot chatting and catching up. If you're craving a certain chocolate or coffee at home, Maison Renardy sells these items by the pound for you to enjoy anywhere.
Address:111B Chaussée de Wavre, Brussels, 1050
phone:+32 2 524 30 17
Place Jeu De Balles
Every morning eager sellers populate Vosserplein, offering trinkets, treasures and everything in between at Place Jeu De Balles
This daily flea market in the heart of the Marolles is well-known in Brussels for those who are seeking bargains and have patience. Everyday vendors awake early and bring their goods with the hopes of making some money. Haggling is allowed and encouraged, and as the day draws close to 1pm, it gets easier to buy something for the price you want to pay. You'll find everything here from photo frames to the desk to display them on. This market exemplifies the phrase, "One man's junk is another man's treasure." On Sundays antiques are also on display here.
Address:23 Place du Jeu de Balle, Vosseplein 23, Brussels, 1000
phone:+32 2 648 8746