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When I first heard about the Garage A Manger, I was intrigued by the idea behind it: an old mechanical workshop turned into a restaurant by the bookshop Pêle-Mêle and Joël Geismar, chef of the already famous food truck El Camion. I am a sucker for industrial design spaces and the Garage A Manger definitely has such a vibe combined with a family-friendly atmosphere as kids are welcome.

The restaurant gets busy, especially during the weekend, but the food is very good. My partner in crime and I had a wonderful brunch and let’s just say it was a good thing we arrived hungry! The brunch set menu includes a warm beverage, freshly squeezed orange juice and both a sweet and a savory dish of your choice. And we were indeed spoilt for choice: croissants and other viennoiseries, bio yoghurt, poached pears, crusty baguette, homemade jam and chocolate spreads (including a delicious caramel chocolate one that almost made me licked my plate) and last but not least, homemade granola – hands down the best I’ve ever had! Note that this was the sweet section of the buffet (told you so!). The savoury dishes of the day were eggs, Frankfurter sausages, braised pork, beans, cracked wheat with tomato sauce and roasted vegetables. Pas mal either, right?

Once brunch/lunch time is over, the Garage A Manger serves soups, yummy cakes and coffee (and may I add, gets much calmer too). I already have plans for their apero and tapas Friday night, so stay tuned for a mini update soon!

Address: Rue Washington 185, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
Telephone: +32 496 212524
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