Top Choice Deli in La Roche-en-Ardenne

Maison Bouillon et Fils

This legendary charcuterie shop is packed to the beams with sausages, hams and smoked meats. Peckish? Head next door to the gingham-tableclothed tasting cafe, a local classic. The sandwiches (tartines) arrive with a…
Cafe in Liège

Le Grain de Sel

Cheery eatery set up in three connecting rooms. The house speciality is tartines Corses, sandwiches of sorts with a base of mozzarella cheese and tapenade. A good respite for vegetarians.
Cafe in Ostend

Bistro Beau-Site

Atmosphere-wise, it's a class apart from anything else on the seafront. This small arty cafe has art-deco touches, a communal farmhouse table, jazz tinkling on the stereo and art books to peruse. Upstairs are window…
Cafe in Around Antwerp

Streekgasthof Wagenhuis

Facing Kasteel van Horst's drawbridge is this café-restaurant, a high-roofed antique barn with giant A-frame beams and revealed areas of old brickwork beneath the whitewash. It's great for a drink or afternoon ice c…
Cafe in Hoegaarden


This 18th-century brick house fronts the beautiful Tuinen van Hoegaarden formal gardens and has a wisteria-shaded terrace that is a delight in summer. Croquettes, stews and other Belgian favourites share menu space …
Cafe in Rochefort

Croquant Caramel

This thoroughly modernised 1952 cafe serves pancakes, waffles, good coffee and great ice cream at Rochefort's main junction. It does a range of daily dishes which might feature quiche or raclette. Outdoor seating pu…
Cafe in Ghent

Soup Lounge

At this bright, central retro-70s soup kitchen, each bowlful comes with add-your-own cheese and croutons, two rolls and a piece of fruit. Canal views are free.
Cafe in Around Bruges

Mary Tudor Tavern

In an outbuilding the little-heralded Mary Tudor Tavern makes a decent refreshment stop if cycling past.
Cafe in Ostend

Belle du Jour

Ostend isn't known for its trendiness, but this little cafe with its pared down decor, mosaic floor and old school furniture hits the mark. The menu features Italian influences and plenty of seafood; the Belle du Jo…
Fast Food in Antwerp

Empire Shopping Centre

What looks like a shabby suburban mall keeps the diamond trade in equipment and repairs as well as feeding a huge number of them every lunchtime. Food outlets run the gamut of Thai, Vietnamese, shawarma, sushi, Leba…