It is a common knowledge that people like sleeping in late, especially during the weekends. Makes perfect sense, right? Saturday and Sunday have always been sacred days, without alarms nor phones to ring at dawn, nor annoying neighbors to wake anyone up. Eventually, someone clever enough came up with the idea of brunch - having a first meal that is considered to be too late to even classify as a breakfast (even though I believe breakfast is a social construct), but also too early to be considered as a lunch. Strangely enough, brunch is considered the perfect time to start (or continue ) drinking, which makes mimosas socially acceptable at 13:00. Whether you like it or not, brunch culture has been widespread and popular in the last decades. If you are someone like me who always skips breakfast and who would find any excuse to have an hour of all-you can eat food, then allow me to present you a perfect spot in Brussels called La Fabrique en Ville.
On that warm, September Sunday morning, I woke up rested and refreshed (for a change). I was warned by my girlfriends that La Fabrique en Ville offers an all-you-can-eat brunch, so pre-meal workout was a must. Maybe it was the incredibly and unexpectedly warm weather, or the fact that it was a car-free day in Brussels, but everything just seemed so idyllic. When approaching La Fabrique en Ville, you will notice a unique, rustic exterior, and beautiful greenery around it.
I have never seen a place so full as La Fabrique on Ville, therefore I simply assumed that there must be something good there. Luckily, we had a table reservation, so we were seated immediately. But make sure you have one, as there was a line of people waiting to get in for quite some time. I hope you will, just like me, enjoy the wonderful yet simple tables as well as the cheerful weekend crowd. La Fabrique en Ville is a family and pet friendly place, so it is really suitable for a perfect, Sunday brunch.
Now, let’s talk about the food- oh, my! The choice is simply tremendous, from different options for eggs, bacon, to an extreme variety of cheese, pastry and salads. In case you already had a breakfast before, you can always help yourself with some pasta and cooked dishes as well. The thing that sold it for me, was by far the best carrot cake I have tried in Brussels. Maybe you will feel better if I tell you that it's gluten free (but not calorie free). Finally, La Fabrique en Ville in Brussels offers you an amazing spot where you can sit, drink coffee, eat, laugh (so loudly that people are turning their heads) with your friends for hours, and where you definitely will not be feeling guilty about that one mimosa or two.
Pictures credits@La Fabrique; Cover image credits@La Fabrique