When we stepped off the Eurostar into Brussels at some crazy time of the morning, I wanted one thing: waffles for breakfast.
My husband took a little more persuading (he has a sweet tooth generally, but when it comes to breakfast he'd prefer a full English), but I can be quite persuasive, apparently, so off we set in search of a waffle shop.
What we found was Mokafe.
The waffles were yummy (I ordered chocolate, my husband ordered strawberries, and we did a bit of mix-and-match), and with competitive prices even when compared to the local take-away stalls. Coffee came in one of those cute little filters that sits on top of the cup, and as with (apparently) everywhere in Brussels, you get a random sweetie with every drink.
But I think what took us back to Mokafe the day after (and the day after that!) was probably not so much the food as the setting. Plenty of 'outside' tables, as you can see, but 'outside' in this case is still sheltered in the beautiful Galleries St Hubert.
We did try their continental breakfast (bread, croissant, butter, jam, cheese, coffee, orange juice) one day, which was also good, but maybe not quite as exciting as the waffles. Still, as another blogger said when writing about this cafe, "the traveler's challenge is to find good, simple, local food without getting ripped off." Says it all, I think.
|Address:||Mokafe, Galleries St Hubert, Brussels|
|Date Visited:||4, 5, 6 September 2009|