New 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.
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. … continue reading.
Biting 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.
A 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.
Christmas 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.
The ‘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.
John & 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.
I’ve been wanting to visit this place for ages, but I never got around to it. A birthday celebration this weekend was the perfect opportunity though. And Hortense did not disappoint. … continue reading.
Alaska is a new shop on Rue du Page, packed with crazy and colourful things. iPhone cases, t-shirts, pillows, candleholders, swimsuits and lots more. … continue reading.