La Mercerie is hands down one of the best tea rooms in Brussels. It’s lavish yet welcoming and focuses on quality. Anne Goldschmidt, interior designer and painter, has created this beautiful salon de thé in Ixelles that will steal your heart.
Upon entering you feel as if you’ve magically landed in a Viennese café: classical music in the background, painted ceilings and crystal chandeliers, porcelain tea cups, velvet-lined baroque armchairs and gold details everywhere. The space is bright and relaxing which makes La Mercerie ideal for a long afternoon pause with your book or a coffee date with friends.
The menu is full of sweet and savoury treats made with carefully selected ingredients from all over the world. On the sweet side, I would definitely recommend the “Gâteau de la Mercerie”, a sticky toffee pudding-inspired cake with warm caramel sauce, which is as delicious as it sounds! Food-wise you will be tempted with cheese platters, breakfast / brunch options (including a gluten-free one), bagels, warm sandwiches and small tapas dishes. Last but not least, you can enjoy an English favourite, i.e. afternoon tea.
If you’re looking for a calm place to enjoy of cup of tea and cake close to Flagey, La Mercerie is worth trying. And if you love it too, don’t forget to share with me a picture on Instagram with the #seemybrussels hashtag!
|Address: Rue de Vergnies 2, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium|
|Telephone: +32 2 6442140|
*UPDATE Nov 12: Unfortunately, La Mercerie is now closed. In the meantime, Humus Botanical Gastronomy has opened in the premises.*