Chez Felix

wine bar

142 avenue félix marchal, 1030 schaerbeek
02 736 82 04 – facebook page
du mardi au jeudi et samedi, de 16h à 23h
vendredi, de 16h à minuit
wine by the glass: 4€ – 8€
to eat: 4€ – 17€

From the end of the street, it’s easy to spot Chez Felix’s terrace, super crowded as soon as the sun is out. For five years already, this bar has been a meeting point in Schaerbeek for drinks, but not only. Customers come here to enjoy a super relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, for just a drink or for a whole dinner. We quickly figure out that this bar is all about offering quality products at reasonable prices, as we start browsing the menu.
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Boentje

Café zéro-déchet

18 place colignon, 1030 schaerbeek
02 672 08 37 – site web
Lunch: 4€ – 12€
Brunch: 7€ – 25€

It’s hard to miss the recycling spirit when stepping in for the first time at Boentje. In both the counter and the fridges, prices are written on little pieces of cardboard, looking as though they were torn from big moving boxes. Behind the bar, old windows hang against the wall, displaying the daily menu written in white marker. At the back, there is a cute little courtyard, where the we can catch the cook picking fresh herbs in the little garden.
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Al Bacio

pizzeria

119 rue américaine, 1050 ixelles
04 70 34 15 68 – site web
from tuesday to saturday, from 12pm to 1:30pm and from 7pm to 10:30pm
sunday, from 7pm to 10:30pm
pizza: 8€-19€

The first thing we notice at Al Bacio is the music. Hard to do otherwise when Mambo n°5 is playing so loud it can be heard from the other side of the street. Inside, the waiters and the pizzaiola are dancing in the almost empty restaurant – all the tables and chairs have been put outside on the terrace – and we just want to joint them. The colorful little disco lights, a crucial detail to the essence of the place, are waiting for their time to shine – probably later that same night – in a corner
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Les Terres d’Ici

Organic eatery and farm

117 chaussée de bruxelles, 1310 la hulpe
02 653 80 15 – site web
from tuesday to saturday, from 10am to 6pm
sunday, from 10am to 2pm
Dishes: 10€ – 21€

Since January 2019, Saskia and Marine have traded Ici, their tiny organic canteen in Brugmann, for a 6-hectare piece of land, 10 minutes away from Brussels. Les Terres d’Ici, the new project on which they have been working for over two years before opening, is extremely promising. Partnering with the managers of the tree nursery and the farm, the girls have strengthened their vision and made their new venue yet even more sustainable than the previous one.
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