From outside, this nice place (close to Grand Place) looks a bit suspect, but venture inside, and you'll find the empire of ... More
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From outside, this nice place (close to Grand Place) looks a bit suspect, but venture inside, and you'll find the empire of French Chanson. The walls are plastered with old vinyl and the atmosphere is very warm and friendly. Couches and armchairs are scattered throughout (cozy for romantic evenings). This place even smells great; the odor of fruit-wine (the house specialty) is pervasive. So, sip one slowly and unwind; no one will mind if you linger.
A unique place in Brussels with an unbelievable atmosphere based on both times I visited the place.
Postive : the huge couches to lay on, the atmosphere, the smoking permission (until now), the French music (Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel), the many rooms, the strawberry-flavored wine.
Negative : no coffee or tea is served as well as only a few beers are served. The bar is specialised in flavored teas (that are quite sweet like juices) and a special drink with violet (but again way too sweet for my taste).
Result : you must see this place!
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