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Oma has been one of my favourite brunch spots in Brussels since it first opened its doors in Saint-Gilles. A cute little place full of vintage details, it makes you feel at home staying true to its name which means “grandmother” in German.  

The warm welcome of the owners when you enter sets immediately the tone even at the busiest day. The open kitchen, where the magic happens, overlooks the dining room which is decorated in a wonderful way: walls covered with a beautiful floral wallpaper, mismatched porcelain tea cups and plates, vintage photos and empty jam jars turned into lamps. An Instagrammer’s dream really! 

Lunch is served during the week (no set menu but rather suggested dishes that change daily) while weekends are dedicated to brunch which comes into a very generous all-you-can eat buffet of sweet and savoury delicacies. The most difficult task will be to choose amongst all the treats on offer: quiche, scrambled eggs, veggie and pasta salads, Parma ham, different kinds of jams and condiments, homemade cakes, Greek yoghurt, granola, fresh fruits… the list goes on! Nothing fancy, just simple and good food just like at home. The 19€ menu includes two mini viennoiseries, a fresh orange juice, a warm beverage (tea, coffee or hot chocolate) and free access to the buffet; really good value for money if you ask me. Best part? The food changes every weekend which means there’s always something new to try!

On warm days, there’s a little terrace outside that gets plenty of sunlight and is great for people watching. Oma takes reservations, so considering it’s a small venue it’s probably better to book in advance. Hope you’ll like it as much as I do!

Address: Rue Jourdan 129, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 5392904
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Sandy (@smarksthespots)