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Forcado

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on October 19, 2014 in Coffee, Eat, Saint-Gilles

photo-14Biting into one of Forcado’s ‘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 is available from the Portuguese bakery on Chaussée de Charleroi. … continue reading.

 
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Ponti Corner

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on October 13, 2014 in City Centre, Coffee, Drink, Eat, Sunday

PontiPonti Corner just opened near Bourse, a few houses away from the famous Fritland and Brasserie Falstaff. I thought it would be a tourist-y place, but it’s nothing like that (forgive me dear reader, I get it wrong sometimes). … continue reading.

 
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Mémé Café

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on September 28, 2014 in City Centre, Coffee, Eat

Meme caféDon’t be fooled by its name, Mémé Café has got nothing to do with old ladies (mémé being the Brussels word for grandmother). It’s a cozy eatery with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free food, both sweet and savoury. … continue reading.

 
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Bocca Moka

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on September 22, 2014 in Coffee, Drink, Saint-Gilles

Chesterfield room bocca mokaI’ve been meaning to post a review on Bocca Moka for ages, but somehow I never got around to it. This new-ish coffee bar deserves all the attention, as the brews (and the cakes) are delicious. … continue reading.

 
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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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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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