Leffe beer at a cafe next to the Bourse in Brussels.

Other Brussels Cafes

Where next?

There are many other traditional cafes in Brussels, these pages have just shown a few.

Some restaurants also have surprising choices available. Here is a picture from the Da Kao II cafe, a Vietnamese place with low priced lunch specials. But they have a wide range of choices of beverage, including two or three varieties of Chimay.

Below are some pictures showing the rows of grand cafes down either side of the Bourse and along Boulevard Anspach.

Grimbergen Belgian beer coaster.
Da Kao II, a Vietnamese restaurant in Brussels.
Cafes next to the Bourse in Brussels.
Cafes next to the Bourse in Brussels.

Even simple neighborhood cafes provide the foreign traveler with opportunities to try classic Belgian beers.

This goblet of Leffe is an Abbey ale now brewed in large quantities. Leffe is now owned by InBev and brewed at the Stella Artois brewery in Leuven. But the Leffe Trappist monastery still gets royalties.

Leffe beer at a neighborhood cafe in Brussels.
At the bar in the Hostel Jacques Brel in Brussels.

Hostel Jacques Brel

Hostel Jacques Brel provides low cost lodging in Brussels. It's near the Medou Métro station in the northeast corner of the innermost ring. And, it includes a small bar on its ground floor, seen above.

Below is a Cuvée des Trolls from the Dubuisson Brewery in Pipaix. Dried orange peels are used in its production.

Also below is a Duvel Belgian Strong Golden Ale.

A Cuvée Des Trolls beer at the Hostel Jacques Brel in Brussels.
A Duvel beer at the Hostel Jacques Brel in Brussels.
Gulden Draak Belgian beer coaster.
Piraat Belgian beer coaster.
Tripel Karmeliet Belgian beer coaster.
Tripel Karmeliet Belgian beer coaster.