Le Cocq

Bar & friterie

12 place fernand cocq,
1050 ixelles
7 jours sur 7,
de 7h30 à 21h30

For months now we’ve seen workers, suppliers and barmen come and go to the formerly known Republic brasserie on place Fernand Cocq. And as the months flew by, we saw the Belgian restaurant progressively turn into what seems to be the perfect place for our next nights out.

Today, on the place Fernand-Cocq, the works are finished. A new bar, carrying almost the same name, is now opening its doors. If, like us, you couldn’t help but stick your nose against the window during these last months, you should already have quite a good idea of what’s coming.




Sourdough pizza

11-13 Rue de Moscou,
1060 Saint-Gilles
Monday to Friday from 12pm to 2pm & 5.30pm to 8pm,
sat 5.30pm to 10pm
sunday from 12pm to 8.30pm
Pizza 7,50€ – 12,50€

The pizza dough is what stands out at Standard. The toppings aren’t bad either, and we truly enjoyed both our pizzas, sitting uncomfortably in my car, but the dough, mamma mia. We’re not an Italian restaurant, said Michel, the manager of the group’s new establishments. That may be true, but the pizzaïolo is Italian, and it is him that we remember. You could feel he made his sourdough dough with love, when he cut our pizza with scissors, in order to show us the holes formed in the crust. And that was truly beautiful, and it’s also what made us want to come back, to eat our pizzas installed at one of the small tables at Standard this time.


Kaki Cake Bar

Asian Cake Bar

394 Chaussée de Waterloo,
1060 Saint-Gilles
open tuesday to friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm,
sat from 10am to 5.30pm
and sunday from 10am to 3pm
Ka Bao 5,50€/pce

It’s a bit of a love-hate relationship that I have with desserts. I’m really not into sweets, but I can’t help but want to taste everything food- related. I’m just being professional of course.

Kaki Cake Bar was a very good example of this. When I first saw the cream-filled cakes, I told myself that it was clearly not for me. But everyone was telling me how good that place was, and the “Asian” word next to the word dessert really intrigued me. So I took the step.



The coolest chef menus for V-Day

another excuse to treat yourself

The coolest chef menus
from our favorite restaurants
for this very special 
Valentine’s Day

Let’s not kid ourselves, the situation isn’t any more fun now than it was for Christmas or New Year’s, you still highly need a diversion from your daily routine, and the restaurants still highly need your support.

Nothing has changed. 

But on Sunday February 14th, it’s Valentine’s Day, and it’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself. Again. Because you deserve it. 

We’ve gathered for you the coolest Valentine’s Day menus from our favorite restaurants.

The menus from restaurants tested and recommended by Brussels’ Kitchen :