I hate, when breakfast is not included at a hotel. At Conrad Brussels you have to pay close to 30 Euros for breakfast - a real rip-off if you ask me! This meant that we, during our stay last November, had to find a place to eat Saturday and Sunday morning. We had two good breakfast, or rather one breakfast and one brunch, the third was nothing to talk of.
We wandered out Saturday morning to find a decent breakfast place. If you stay in the Avenue Louise area in Brussels, you'll find plenty of open cafés during Saturdays, and we ended up at La Cremerie de la Vache at 6, Rue Jean Stas, a small side street to Avenue Louise.
For those of you with an enormous bank account, such an amount may be irrelevant, but for us slaving in the office every day, 20 Euros may be better used on other activities.
|Photo: Ham and cheese croissant by Herrick|
The staff looked quite indifferent, as we entered, and after a while we finally ended up with a criossant and a cup of coffee, neither very good, and quite frankly disappointing compared to our Saturday breakfast.
Avenue Louise 2, 1060 Saint-Gilles, België
Go to Grand Place for breakfast on a Sunday morning, if breakfast is not included at your hotel, that is. We walked from Häagen-Dazs to central Brussels hungry, and found the necessary amount of carbohydrates at La Brouette.
|Photo: A croque monsieur sandwich by Mbrewer|
This is serious value for money, at least compared to our hotel. You can get a breakfast from 6-13 Euros, the latter includes a Belgian waffle, or different croques priced at 7-8 Euros. All served in a rustic old interior with one of the most beautiful squares in the world right outside your window.
During fall and winter there is an open fire to warm you.
Grand-Place 2, 1000 Bruxelles, België
Phone: 02 511 54 94
See website here