Trying to find the best Cafés in Brussels? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Frederic Blondeel, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Roy d'Espagne. We also help you find areas where Cafés are prominent - Lower Town, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Brussels's best.

Lower Town
Roy d'Espagne


As elsewhere on Grand Place, the drinks at the "King of Spain" are heavily overpriced, and the food – classic Belgian favourites such as waterzooi – slightly overvalued, but the address and location speak for themselves. Occupying a late...  Read More

Tea & Eat


You can't fault the name of this elegant café, located in a grand 19th-century building with white walls and polished wooden floors. Come here for breakfast, a light lunch of salads or sandwiches, or to drink afternoon tea.

Lower Town
Le Paon Royal


Founded in the 1920s and still owned by the same family, this elegant café-restaurant serves great Belgian meat and fish classics, and boasts a fine beer menu to boot. Tourists sit on the terrace on summer afternoons to dine under the lime...  Read More

L'Estaminet du Kelderke


Modern wood furnishings and walls hung with arty photographs of iconic Brussels sights create a stylish atmosphere right on the Grand Place. Simple but delicious salads, pasta, sandwiches and quiches are served all day from breakfast to dinner....  Read More

Frederic Blondeel


At the back of Frederic Blondeel's minimalist and chic chocolate store is a small café. Come here for afternoon tea or coffee. Biscuits and cakes are available, but the best choice is to dive straight in and select from uniquely flavored...  Read More

Café Belga


One of the city's trendiest cafés, built in Art Deco style. At lunchtimes it's a popular café serving a decent but unsurprising range of soups, rolls and salads. In the evening, particularly on weekends, the music cranks up and the bar gets...  Read More

Brasseries Georges


A little out of town in the southeastern district of Uccle, this brasserie is highly sought-after and very popular with discerning local diners, who flock here for café dining that is a cut above the average. You are more likely to be ordering...  Read More



Located in the Centre de la Bande Dessinée, this lunch-only café-bistro enjoys a fabulous Art Nouveau setting created (as the name suggests) by Victor Horta in 1906. The menu is very reasonably priced and features a daily special for €9.50...  Read More