Best cafés in Brussels

Check out the top cafés in Brussels, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Bar Du Matin

1. Bar Du Matin

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15 local reviews
172 Chaussée d'Alsemberg, Forest
Closed now
02 537 71 59
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Max
Little brother of the Café Belga, based in Saint-Gilles. Music gigs on Thursday nights!!
stéphanie et pierre
Café, brunch, petit déjeuner ET soirées Dj, concerts/stop there for the very big and nice terrace, breakfast a…
Cendre
Every day of the week, something else on the programme, mainly concerts and DJs. Also open during the day.
1. Bar Du Matin

1. Bar Du Matin

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15 local reviews
172 Chaussée d'Alsemberg, Forest
Closed now
02 537 71 59
Max
Max
Little brother of the Café Belga, based in Saint-Gilles. Music gigs on Thursday nights!!
stéphanie et pierre
stéphanie et pierre
Café, brunch, petit déjeuner ET soirées Dj, concerts/stop there for the very big and nice terrace, breakfast and check their website for fre…
Cendre
Cendre
Every day of the week, something else on the programme, mainly concerts and DJs. Also open during the day.
2. Le Fontainas

2. Le Fontainas

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8 local reviews
91 Rue du Marché au Charbon, City of Brussels
Closed now
02 503 31 12
Establishment
Saïd
A relaxed atmosphere, mixed public, food to nibble from breakfast till late, a quiet and authentic place among…
Patricia
Beautiful, unique stylish bar in the gay area, next to Le Soleil, another famous bar/café. Been there forever…
Christina
Café Le Fontainas is possibly the most known LGBT bar in Brussels. Beautifully decorated, they serve nice cock…
2. Le Fontainas

2. Le Fontainas

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8 local reviews
91 Rue du Marché au Charbon, City of Brussels
Closed now
02 503 31 12
Saïd
Saïd
A relaxed atmosphere, mixed public, food to nibble from breakfast till late, a quiet and authentic place among the more touristy central caf…
Patricia
Patricia
Beautiful, unique stylish bar in the gay area, next to Le Soleil, another famous bar/café. Been there forever. Plants fall from the ceiling…
Christina
Christina
Café Le Fontainas is possibly the most known LGBT bar in Brussels. Beautifully decorated, they serve nice cocktails and always have nice pla…
3. Place Flagey

3. Place Flagey

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26 local reviews
Place Flagey, Ixelles
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Line
Flagey has it all: nice shops, cafés, restaurants, cultural events, book stores, etc. Farmers come sell very g…
Giuliana
Large square, at the centre of Ixelles, full of restaurants, bar and cafés, it hosts one of the most famous "f…
Grégoire
Several Bars/restaurants/shops
3. Place Flagey

3. Place Flagey

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26 local reviews
Place Flagey, Ixelles
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Line
Flagey has it all: nice shops, cafés, restaurants, cultural events, book stores, etc. Farmers come sell very good quality products on Tuesda…
Giuliana
Giuliana
Large square, at the centre of Ixelles, full of restaurants, bar and cafés, it hosts one of the most famous "friteries" where to have the ty…
Grégoire
Grégoire
Several Bars/restaurants/shops
4. Greenwich

4. Greenwich

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5 local reviews
7 Rue des Chartreux, Brussels
Closed now
02 540 88 78
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Olivia
Have a drink in the beautiful Art Déco-café where Réné Magritte used to sit! They serve very good Belgian food…
Eva
Have a drink or a bite to eat in this beautiful recently renovated Art Déco-café where Réné Magritte used to s…
Patricia
Brussels old-style chest and café institution. Check the architecture but don't ever eat there!
4. Greenwich

4. Greenwich

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5 local reviews
7 Rue des Chartreux, Brussels
Closed now
02 540 88 78
Olivia
Olivia
Have a drink in the beautiful Art Déco-café where Réné Magritte used to sit! They serve very good Belgian food too and there's plenty of sea…
Eva
Eva
Have a drink or a bite to eat in this beautiful recently renovated Art Déco-café where Réné Magritte used to sit. They serve very good class…
Patricia
Patricia
Brussels old-style chest and café institution. Check the architecture but don't ever eat there!
5. Chaff

5. Chaff

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10 local reviews
Chaff, Brussels
Closed now
02 502 58 48
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Francois
Another nice café and restaurant on the Place du Jeu de Balle. Open in the evening
Patricia
Great bar/café/restaurant on the flea market square. Nice terrasse and upstairs view on the stalls. Nice food,…
Charlotte
Cool bar, bistro or restaurant: Opens at 8:30 and offers a great coffee and breakfast. Stays open quite late …
5. Chaff

5. Chaff

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10 local reviews
Chaff, Brussels
Closed now
02 502 58 48
Francois
Francois
Another nice café and restaurant on the Place du Jeu de Balle. Open in the evening
Patricia
Patricia
Great bar/café/restaurant on the flea market square. Nice terrasse and upstairs view on the stalls. Nice food, nice waiters and nice local c…
Charlotte
Charlotte
Cool bar, bistro or restaurant: Opens at 8:30 and offers a great coffee and breakfast. Stays open quite late and is just a cool and chilled…
6. Delirium Café

6. Delirium Café

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27 local reviews
4 Impasse de la Fidélité, City of Brussels
Closed now
02 514 44 34
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Flávia
No wonder Beer lovers from around the world love this place. You can taste more than 2000 beers from around th…
Thibault
The Famous Delirium café. They claim to have all the kind of beers available in the world. An impressive 3000 …
Ramona
Delirium Café is a bar in Brussels, Belgium, known for its long beer list, standing at 2,004 different brands …
6. Delirium Café

6. Delirium Café

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27 local reviews
4 Impasse de la Fidélité, City of Brussels
Closed now
02 514 44 34
Flávia
Flávia
No wonder Beer lovers from around the world love this place. You can taste more than 2000 beers from around the globe. Delirium Café holds t…
Thibault
Thibault
The Famous Delirium café. They claim to have all the kind of beers available in the world. An impressive 3000 different beers. Usually very …
Ramona
Ramona
Delirium Café is a bar in Brussels, Belgium, known for its long beer list, standing at 2,004 different brands in January 2004 as recorded in…
7. Flagey

7. Flagey

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13 local reviews
Flagey
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Virginie & Laurent
One of Brussels nicest place to chill, go along the park up to the abbaye of La Cambre, have some belgium frie…
Arnaud
The building of Belga café at place Flagey hosts many French TV and radio café. Hence, the crowd after-working…
Vadim
Probably the most famous 'place' of Brussels
7. Flagey

7. Flagey

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13 local reviews
Flagey
Virginie & Laurent
Virginie & Laurent
One of Brussels nicest place to chill, go along the park up to the abbaye of La Cambre, have some belgium fries on Flagey place, the best of…
Arnaud
Arnaud
The building of Belga café at place Flagey hosts many French TV and radio café. Hence, the crowd after-working on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Vadim
Vadim
Probably the most famous 'place' of Brussels
8. Monk

8. Monk

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14 local reviews
42 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Brussels
Closed now
02 503 08 80
CafeBarRestaurant
Olivia
Lovely café with a magnificent beer menu. Great snacks too, and in the back you can enjoy the best spaghetti b…
Alice
Belgian beers.In the back of the café you’ll find a separate dining area, where four different spaghettis are …
Eva
This nice café was recently renovated and is a huge succes. They have lots of good beers (ask for a local Brus…
8. Monk

8. Monk

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14 local reviews
42 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Brussels
Closed now
02 503 08 80
Olivia
Olivia
Lovely café with a magnificent beer menu. Great snacks too, and in the back you can enjoy the best spaghetti bolognese in town!
Alice
Alice
Belgian beers.In the back of the café you’ll find a separate dining area, where four different spaghettis are served. On Saturdays, there ar…
Eva
Eva
This nice café was recently renovated and is a huge succes. They have lots of good beers (ask for a local Brussels beer) and snacks. In the …
9. Parvis de Saint-Gilles

9. Parvis de Saint-Gilles

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23 local reviews
Parvis de Saint-Gilles
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Emily
Another nice spot to meet for drinks or a bite to eat. There are many cafés, bars and small restaurants here--…
Stéphanie
Located in the heart of the municipality of Saint-Gilles, the square is a very popular place in Brussels. In …
Alin
Daily fresh Market, cafés, bars, restaurants
9. Parvis de Saint-Gilles

9. Parvis de Saint-Gilles

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23 local reviews
Parvis de Saint-Gilles
Emily
Emily
Another nice spot to meet for drinks or a bite to eat. There are many cafés, bars and small restaurants here--both fast-food and a bit more …
Stéphanie
Stéphanie
Located in the heart of the municipality of Saint-Gilles, the square is a very popular place in Brussels. In addition to its daily market i…
Alin
Alin
Daily fresh Market, cafés, bars, restaurants
10. Brasserie Verschueren

10. Brasserie Verschueren

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7 local reviews
CafeFoodEstablishment
Khadija
Wether you are Belgian or not, you should not miss this very local place. Here, they understand what you mean …
Maya
A very traditional café (local brewery De La Senne even brewed a tripel for them, only available at Verschuere…
Liam
Lovely, typical Belgian bistro
10. Brasserie Verschueren

10. Brasserie Verschueren

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7 local reviews
Khadija
Khadija
Wether you are Belgian or not, you should not miss this very local place. Here, they understand what you mean when you ask for a café crème …
Maya
Maya
A very traditional café (local brewery De La Senne even brewed a tripel for them, only available at Verschueren) with some fantastic archite…
Liam
Liam
Lovely, typical Belgian bistro