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Coffee aficionados in Brussels are a bit spoiled. As great spots for coffee keep popping up around the city, there are many options to have your caffeine break that don’t necessarily involve Brussels’ classics like Cafe Belga. Parlor Coffee made it all the way on my Best Coffee in Brussels list ever since my first visit and is still one of my favourite places to enjoy my cuppa. 

Located in Chaussée de Charleroi just opposite Hei Shop & Tea, Parlor Coffee is a very cosy space. The decor is clearly influenced by the trendy Scandinavian style, so it feels a bit bare but really welcoming. It’s the sort of place where I can spend hours – a couple of comfortable sofas upstairs, free wifi, relaxing music and a bunch of magazines to browse through do help of course! For sunny days there’s even a little terrace in the back which is always good news in Brussels. Everything has been chosen with care and details make all the difference here: vintage plates, Moomin cups, modern furniture.

The owners of Parlor Coffee, a Belgo-Japanese couple, wanted to introduce Brussels to “real coffee”, so they work with freshly roasted beans that they source from Sweden and the UK. Not long after its opening, a coffee roasting machine from the 1870s took its place in the store which is always fun to watch in action. Parlor Coffee offers a variety of different coffee options, ranging from a steamy capuccino to slow coffee. I do love a good latte and admittedly, Parlor Coffee makes the best I’ve had in Brussels so far. If you fancy all things Belgian, treat yourself to a speculoos latte – I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do! Apart from the great coffee, Parlor Coffee also has fresh desserts (hello matcha poud cake!), delicious bagels and a brunch set menu during the weekend which I still need to try. Who knows, maybe this place will also end up on my Best Brunch Spots in Brussels list too! 

Address: Chaussée de Charleroi 203, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Belgium
Telephone: +32 472 686016
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