With the nice weather, we are more inclined to spend our weekends outside. We love walking the city streets, exploring new places, and enjoying a cold drink or delicious food on a sunny terrace. Recently, we visited two new cafes – Tich and Cup 28°, located near Brussels city center. They could not be more different, and still, we loved them both. We cannot wait to visit again and try more things from their menus.
There are plenty of cafes we love and frequent, like Living Room, L’atelier en Ville, or JAT cafe. But they are popular among so many people that on a nice sunny day it’s close to impossible to find a seat there. In which case, we go and visit cafe recommended by a friend, randomly choose a cafe we walked by, or play a tourist in our city and look for recommendations online. It was a similar story with these two.
Tich is a rather new cafe on Rue de Namur, very close to Place Royale. It’s a vegan, healthy living cafe and concept store serving all day breakfast, salads, soups, cakes, juices & smoothies, and coffee.
The interior feels spacious, bright, and airy thanks to the high ceiling and floor to ceiling windows. Mismatched chairs and tables, colorful pillows, and wood furniture go hand in hand with the philosophy and menu of this cafe.
I have seen several people recommend Tich on Instagram and I had to try it myself. It was love at first sight. We have been there several times already. If you go, get an avocado sandwich or pancakes. Or both 😉 They were delicious! As well as their juices.
Cup 28° is a small cafe on Rue du Bailli, near Avenue Louise and it’s known for the bubble waffles.
The cafe is smaller and narrow, typical for cafes located in older Brussels houses. There are plenty of places to sit inside as well as on an outside terrace at the back of the cafe.
We came to try the bubble waffle and were surprised how delicious it was. The batter is different from the traditional Belgian waffles, and it reminded me more of a crepe. The waffle is served folded into a cone shape, filled with whipped cream, and topped with fruits and sweet sauce. We tried strawberry + Nutella sauce combination. Photogenic & yum!
Other than bubble waffles, you can try pancakes, bagels, or cakes and of course all kinds of coffee and soft drinks.
All in all, it was a nice experience, and Cup 28° is an interesting place to bring Brussels visitors for a unique waffle experience.