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It’s no secret I love brunch. The weekend is finally the time I can slow down and spend time with my favourite people, so when it also involves good food, it’s just perfect. When in Brussels I return every so often to my favourite brunch spots but needless to say, I am really keen on trying new places that are just as good. A couple of weeks ago, I visited (and shared a preview on my Instagram stories) Fourchette à Bicyclette and it looks like I found a little gem!

Tucked away in a quiet street not too far from Place Saint Boniface, Fourchette à Bicyclette is a cute little restaurant for people who love to eat healthy but don’t compromise in flavour or quality. Behind the kitchen you’ll find Alexandra, a French expat who cooks with love and welcomes you with a smile. There are only a few tables, so I kind of felt she was hosting a brunch party at her place and we were all guests. Not too formal or fancy, just a cozy space to unwind and enjoy really good food made with organic ingredients sourced locally for the most part.

The brunch menu is set with a couple of options but changes every week according to Alexandra’s inspiration and what’s available on the market. For 20€ I got a fresh orange juice, a cup of tea, a small bowl of soup (sweet potato which I go crazy for this time of the year!), a chia pudding and a big dish of delicious sweet and savoury treats (a savoury waffle, hummus and avocado, salad, grilled squash and miso-glazed eggplant, banana bread with apple butter and fresh fruits). My partner in crime opted for salmon as a side instead of the chia pudding and I’m so happy he did because it was amazing (yes, I had most of it in case you are wondering!). No eggs, bacon or croissant but you know what? We didn’t miss them at all! The flavours were original and inspired us to introduce more of this type of cooking into our daily routine. This would also be a great place to try if you are a vegetarian or have any dietary restrictions (gluten-free, lactose free, etc.).

Having liked the brunch so much, I’m eager to also have lunch at Fourchette à Bicyclette during the week. Apart from popping by the restaurant, you can also place an order, find their little bike at specific points around the EU quarter and pick up your food. Pretty cool, right? As for the brunch, make sure to reserve in advance and feel free to tag me in your pictures using the #seemybrussels hashtag. I’m curious to hear your thoughts!

Address: Rue Longue Vie 46, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium 
Telephone: +32 2 5135365
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*UPDATE: Unfortunately, Fourchette à Bicyclette is now closed.*fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_01 fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_02 fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_03 fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_04 fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_05 fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_06 fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_07 fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_08 fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_09 fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_10 fourchette_a_bicyclette_brussels_smarksthespots_blog_11

Sandy (@smarksthespots)