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Cosy places for a comforting break in Brussels Brussels
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Cosy places for a comforting break in Brussels

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Dec 2022, 03:06 pm

Whether on a terrace under a thick blanket, at a table in a restaurant or near a crackling fire, it's impossible to hibernate in Brussels this winter.

The capital is full of cosy places and "fireside" atmospheres where you can warm up with a comforting dish or curl up with your partner while sipping hot chocolate.

A reminder that the cold season has its own charms.

La Petite Parisienne

A landmark for those who love winter flavours, La Petite Parisienne was created by Katia, an expert trained at the prestigious Ferrandi school of gastronomy in Paris.

She then moved to Brussels and opened the first certified organic pastry shop in the city, thus combining the traditions of pastry with today's requirements to be healthy, more ethical and use slow sugar - her creations are made with at least 20 percent less sugar to make way for other flavours.


Located in the heart of the Ma Campagne neighbourhood, Kami is one of those little gems that are shared by word of mouth.

Passionate about coffee and Japan (Kami is the Japanese term for deities hidden in nature, animals and objects), Clara and Alias welcome you to their carefully designed little cocoon.

The coffee, roasted in Belgium, accompanies pastries and other organic snacks, all home-made and served with a smile.

For braver individuals, the back terrace is just as friendly as the interior. Everything is beautiful and delicate, right down to the cups and the rest of the tableware.


"Warmth is Kaffabar's raison d’être" explains the prestigious Gault&Millaut on its website. The space is large but still feels comfortable.

Since opening in 2016 (the same year Marc Daniels, its founder, was crowned Best Barista by the Venuez hospitality trade show), Kaffabar has crafted its friendly welcome while guaranteeing the quality of its coffees, which are available in fast or slow mode.

Sweet treats (including vegan and gluten-free options) are also on the menu.

This season, we recommend the white hot chocolate, the pistoatcino, a pistachio-flavour cappuccino or the hot winter lemonade with pear and ginger, served warm. Before you leave, don't forget to pat the place’s mascot, English bulldog Marcel.

Cup 28°

In the heart of the Bailly neighbourhood, Cup 28° has quickly become the place to be for lovers of coffee and other hot drinks.

The place is warm and has a pretty urban garden around the back.

You can enjoy a wide variety of hot drinks, including coffees made with raWide Awake famous beans.

We recommend the matcha latte which gave the place its reputation.