This is a handy guide of top 8 cafes in Brussels serving the most delicious coffee. Remember to also check out our guides for the best affordable restaurants and food joints and the top restaurants in Brussels.
1. OR CAFÉ
Since 2001, Tom and Katrien have been serving one of those coffees that leave a delicious taste in your mouth for the whole day. They themselves take care of roasting and grinding it. They have two establishments in Brussels where they also organize courses on how to make good coffee for both beginners and professionals. The industrial style and its casual atmosphere make its premises the perfect place to have a delicious coffee at any time of the day.
Rue Auguste Orts 9, 1000 Brussels
Place Jourdan 13a, 1040 Etterbeek
2. CORICA Café
As if we were in a bar in Spain or Italy, in Corica coffee is drunk standing up at the bar. The barista will advise you on the coffee that best corresponds to your taste. There are more than 28 varieties of coffee, some of them are really special. All the coffees are roasted and ground on site, and you can also buy them to go.
Rue du Marché aux Poulets 49, 1000 Brussels
Rue Caroly 39, 1050 Ixelles
In Aksum they serve different varieties of Ethiopian coffee, all of them of excellent quality, which they roast and grind themselves. They are organic coffees and single origin, they do not make mixtures. Of the three premises they have in the center of the capital, the most attractive is in the Galeries Royales Saint Hubert.
Location: Galerie du Roi 3, 1000 Brussels
4. JAT’ COFFEE
With its slogan “Caffeine makes you sexy” this Jat’ Café attracts a mainly youthful clientele, thanks to its good music and super relaxed atmosphere. It has two establishments in the capital, the one on Rue de Namur being one of the most recommended places to have a drink before or after visiting one of the many museums in the area. They serve excellent coffee, made with a blend of coffees from 4 countries that you can also buy to go.
Rue de Namur 28, 1000 Brussels
Chaussée de Charleroi 116B, 1060 Saint Gilles
5. POZ” Café
Located between Chaussée de Charleroi and Rue de Bailli, this cozy café is great for quiet work inside. It’s sunny terrace allows you to enjoy a good coffee outdoors as soon as the weather allows it. On the other hand, in its surroundings there are some of the most significant art nouveau buildings in Brussels, which makes it an ideal place to take a break after a cultural trip.
Location: Rue Defacq 92, 1060 Saint Gilles
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6. KAMI Café
Opened recently, this cute café takes great care of the details. The coffee, from the Kolonel roastery in Antwerp, is served in delicate ceramic cups. And with it they sell Mike & Becky’s artisanal chocolate bars. It has a nice terrace in the inner courtyard.
Location: Chaussée de Waterloo 355, 1060 Saint Gilles
7. Café CAPITALE
Excellent coffee, cosmopolitan atmosphere and delicious homemade desserts is what they serve in any of the three premises that this coffee house has in the center of Brussels. All the coffees are from a single origin – they are roasted and ground in the premises located on rue Haute. They also organize courses and have a small laboratory.
Rue Ernest Allard 41, 1000 Brussels
Rue Haute 231, 1000 Brussels
Rue du Midi 45, 1000 Brussels
8. Café de la Presse
Known for its cafés and brunches, its heterogeneous clientele, its long hours and its New York atmosphere, the Café de la Presse is the ideal place to have a drink at any time. In addition, it is an excellent starting point before going for a walk in the Bois de la Cambre, doing some shopping in the nearby area of La Bascule or visiting the beautiful Abbey of La Cambre.
Location: Avenue Louise 493, 1050 Brussels