My love for brunch has been documented so many times in this blog that I’ve honestly lost count. After sharing with you my favourite brunch spots in town as well as a complete Brunch Guide of Brussels, there were still a few places I’ve been meaning to try and La Tricoterie was one of them. That’s why I simply couldn’t resist when an invitation to check their brunch landed in my mailbox.
Located in Saint-Gilles not far from Place Bethlehem and the famous Pizza Momo, la Tricoterie is housed in an old factory. This is reflected in the industrial decor with high ceilings, exposed brick walls and metallic details – probably not the coziest setting but certainly one with much character and plenty of space. La Tricoterie is a multifunctional venue as it serves both as a restaurant and a cultural forum hosting all kinds of events, such as art workshops, concerts, debates, massages, yoga and theatrical plays.
Brunch takes place on Sundays. When my partner in crime and I arrived around noon the place was packed with hungry brunchers and cheerful children. You see, La Tricoterie is a family-friendly place: there are lots of activities planned for children on Sundays while parents enjoy their brunch. The menu includes several options ranging from a basic breakfast to full brunch and a kids’ set menu. You can also order à la carte a few more dishes, like soups, eggs or burgers, which is exactly what we did! Both dishes we shared, namely the chef omelette with veggies and the hamburger which was accompanied by a large salad and roasted potatoes, were equally good and filling. I also loved their smoothies – fresh, healthy and the best way to start brunch.
La Tricoterie uses mostly seasonal and organic products, which is always a plus in my books! I liked how vibrant the space was plus it’s a good option for families. The only drawback was the chaotic service (wrong beverage, no cutlery, long wait). I hope the owners will take note and improve this point as the concept is really promising.
|Address: Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Belgium|
|Telephone: +32 486 882996|
|Website / Facebook page|