Flamingo is the city’s newest and largest bar. It’s a creation by the famous bar guru Frederic Nicolay, and is a whopping 400 square metres big. It’s located at the very end of Rue de Laeken, but you won’t regret the trip ‘all the way’ there.
I love Indian food. Rogan Josh, pakoras, garlic nan bread, delicious. As I love cooking as well, I prefer to stir up my own curry rather than to get a take-away. Garam Masala is the perfect corner shop to get all the Indian ingredients.
While writing this, I’m also eating some Apple Jacks. So sweet, but very more-ish. I found this box at Mexigo, a Mexican-American supermarket/deli in Ixelles.
Named by Flavorwire as one of the twenty most beautiful book shops in the world, Cook & Book is a must visit when you’re in Woluwe. Not only for its books, but also for its café/restaurant with a huge terrace outside.
As a student, I spent many moments sipping coffee and reading at Greenwich. It was before the smoking ban, when white fumes circled around the many chess players in the bar. After thorough renovation works, Greenwich is back in business.
With Freezy Yog, Brussels has got its very own frozen yoghurt parlour. Topped with a fruity sauce or sprinkles, it’s a great treat on sunny days.
I must have walked passed St Anny Food a thousand times, but never noticed the sign that said Chinese tearoom. Tearoom means cakes and sweet buns, so in the shop I went to please my sweet tooth.
Even though I have my favourite places to grab a coffee in the area surrounding Avenue Louise, I ended up somewhere different last week: at Greenhouse, a tea-room/eatery tucked away between the many shops on the street.
This old, little shop near Grand Sablon is one you’ll want to come back to. Packed with all things tasty: spices, jars with sweet and savoury contents, and a counter bulking with fresh and home-made food.