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.
This luxury supermarket is located in Fort-Jaco (Uccle), an area that doesn’t feel like Brussels at all. With plenty of upscale boutiques in the area, food shopping at La Grand Epicerie feels rather fancy too.
I’m a big fan of the No Concept fashion stores, because of their great selection of brands and clothes. The team opened a new shop in Uccle, including a little eatery and space for home decoration, on top of their ever-so-large range of clothes.
Finum is a little shop in the commune of Jette, selling all sorts of treats: chocolates, tea, whiskey, biscuits and more. It’s been there for more than 20 years, and I don’t think it’s changed much over time. Very charming.