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Kokuban

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on September 14, 2014 in Eat, Ixelles

ramenNow here’s a restaurant nearly everybody’s talking about. With good reason: Japanese ramen bar Kokuban is every bit as good as you’d expect.  … continue reading.

 
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Knees to Chin

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on September 8, 2014 in Coffee, Eat, Ixelles

KneesLunch on a work day usually equals a quick cheese sandwich on the go. Boring, but it does the trick. On my (rare) days off, I’d love to discover something new. And the rice paper rolls at Knees to Chin were the perfect change from my routine. … continue reading.

 
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Peck 47

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on August 4, 2014 in City Centre, Coffee, Drink, Eat, Sunday

Peck 47Somehow I never made it to Peck 47, until last week. I had heard and read great things about the place, so I walked in with high expectations. I liked it, but didn’t leave raving about it, as others seemed to do. … continue reading.

 
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King Kong

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on July 30, 2014 in Eat, Saint-Gilles, Sunday

King KongNew eateries keep on opening on Chaussée de Charleroi, which is great! King Kong settled down a couple of weeks ago, a Peruvian snack bar with a stunning decor. … continue reading.

 
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Origami

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on January 15, 2014 in City Centre, Clothes

Origami storeTHIS SHOP UNFORTUNATELY CLOSED DOWN.Another new concept store, yes! I love them, because they sell a little bit of everything and are the perfect place to discover new brands. You’ll find Origami down Rue des Chartreux, right across from the Italian restaurant Divino.

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Le Petit Forcado

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on January 9, 2014 in Coffee, Eat, Saint-Gilles

ForcadoBiting into this ‘pastel de nata’ was one of the tastiest experiences ever. Sweet, creamy, crusty … it put a big smile on my face! This delicious custard tart comes from Le Petit Forcado, a Portuguese bakery on Chaussée de Charleroi. … continue reading.

 
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Au Vieux Saint-Martin

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on January 7, 2014 in City Centre, Drink, Eat, Sunday

Au vieux smA brasserie on Sablon, open since 1968 and a menu featuring the very best of Belgian food. Add great service, a bit of a nostalgic vibe and Belgian artwork on the walls … and you get Au Vieux Saint-Martin. … continue reading.

 
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Le Typographe

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on December 23, 2013 in Homeware, Ixelles

Le TypographeChristmas is the time of the year we all send each other greeting cards. Some of them are ugly, some delicate, some kitsch … If you’ve had enough of that, Le Typographe sells a great alternative: quality paper ones with a simple print, handmade in Brussels. … continue reading.

 
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Pistolet Original

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on December 20, 2013 in City Centre, Coffee, Drink, Eat, Sunday

pistolet_stickers_1 BDThe ‘pistolet’ used to be quite the hero of many bakeries. A small round bun, crisp on the outside and very light and fluffy inside. It has lost some popularity over the years (to the bigger baguette), but there’s a new eatery at Sablon, keen to restore the pistolet in all its glory. … continue reading.

 
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John & Rose

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on December 18, 2013 in City Centre, Coffee, Drink, Eat, Sunday

John & roseJohn & Rose is an art café on Rue de Flandre: a very spacious place with art on the walls and a lovely food and drinks menu.  … continue reading.

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