Brussels Tour – Dansaert


Finally (after more than a year I know),  the first part of ELT’s Brussels city guide (si si si!) is out! I had the project in mind for several months now, but couldn’t find the time to actually go, test, taste and take pictures. As I realise time won’t ever be on my side I thought I could start small and slowly grow BIG. Objective is to build a map of Brussels areas, pointing to my favorite places (to be available soon here).

So a couple of weeks ago, my Converses on, my camera in hand and my mum as companion, we went for a little tour in the growing and ever-changing Dansaert neighborhood. First stops, rue du Marché au Charbon, Prive Joke one of my favorite clothes shop (with brands like Sessun or Ba&sh)  and American Vintage.

Prive Joke brusselsAfter a a couple of credit card swipes, lunch break at C’est bon, C’est belge, a typical Belgian  grocery and restaurant with only a few tables. Still can’t forget the delicious ‘poulet estragon’ we had. Other place I love for lunch or coffee is L’Arrière-Cuisine already mentioned on the blog here.

C'est bon c'est belge brusselsNow heading to rue Antoine Dansaert, for a little spending spree between Maje, Sandro, Zadig & Voltaire, Princesse tam.tam etc. Further on, stop at La Fabrika, a great design store that opened recently. I could refurbish my whole apartment with everything they have here, relatively expensive but amazing!

La FabrikaLa fabrika bruxellesYou might also want to stop at the Barbeton for a drink, never been there (promise I will and test it for you), but quite liked the outside look at least.

BarbetonBarbetonNow walk to rue de Flandre with his numerous restaurants and… Pimpinelle, the new kitchen accessories store. Kind of love the atmosphere there.

Pimpinelle brussels

Finally end the day with a gigantic smoothie at APDM (note to myself: make sure to taste their famous bagels next time, the ones I saw passing by looked definitely tempting).

APDM BrusselsOf course this is not meant to be exhaustive and I’m sure I forget many cool places in the area, so please please share your favorites!

Have a nice week lovelies <3


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  1. September 23rd, 2012

    Great list! Barbeton is definitely worth stopping into for a drink. Its owned by the same folks that run Belga on Place Flagey and has a similar vibe to it. And also try the APDM bagels! Save room for a big brunch!

  2. Eleven Lovely Things (Post author)
    September 24th, 2012

    Thanks Jess, glad you liked it. I’ll make sure to go to Barbeton then and try APDM’s bagels! You have a nice blog by the way 😉


  3. September 24th, 2012

    Thank you! Really enjoy yours too.

  4. September 24th, 2012

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Eleven Lovely Things (Post author)
    September 24th, 2012


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