The Marolles is one of the neighbourhoods with the most character in Brussels. You can find great restaurants, cute little cafes, numerous antique stores ideal for treasure hunting and the flea market on Place du Jeu de Balle if you love open-air markets. Another reason to love the area is Le Perroquet, a cafe serving probably the best pitas in town in beautiful Art Nouveau surroundings.
This is the place to enjoy an upscale and reasonably priced version of pita bread stuffed with the ingredients of your liking. All you need to do is choose one of the many combinations on the menu; the list is quite long so this might take some time but it will definitely satisfy you even if you’re a vegetarian or on diet. The pitas arrive promptly in a basket accompanied by four complementary sauces, fresh and very tasty indeed. The interior is retro with Art Nouveau elements – marble tables, stained glass windows, antique-style chairs and a sunny terrace to enjoy your iced coffee during the warm days.
A great place for a light lunch, a different brunch or a catch-up drink with friends. Le Perroquet is also a short walk from the Sablon (and the dreamy Place du Petit Sablon), so make sure you leave room for dessert – the shop of famous Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini is just around the corner!
|Address: Rue Watteeu 31, 1000 Brussels, Belgium|
|Telephone: +32 2 5129922|