Famed for its gaufres (waffles) made with Madagascar vanilla, Meert has served kings, viceroys and generals since 1761. The sumptuous chocolate shop's coffered ceiling, painted wooden panels, wrought-iron balcony and mosaic floor date from 1839. Its salon de thé (tearoom) is a delightful spot for a morning Arabica or a mid-afternoon tea. Also here is a French gourmet restaurant.
Restaurant dishes might include roast pigeon with potato mousse or spinach, kale and Brussels sprouts crumble.