September 27, 2021

Lunch at Comics Cafe Brussels

The website of Comics Cafe says, “Comics and fine dining, two pillars of Belgian culture, join forces here!” Indeed.

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If Brussels is comics city (see my photoessay on wall art in Brussels), then Comics Cafe is its crowning glory. This comics-themed cafe welcomes you with a life-size bronze statue of Tintin, Belgium’s favourite son. And then the ride begins, with posters and paintings covering every stairway, wall, every niche. Look out in particular for original signed sketches from the grandmasters of the comics world, from Hergé to Uderzo to Jacobs to Geluck.

Tintin
(source: Examiner.com)

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If you can manage it, head to the room devoted to Tintin – it is housed in a 17th century chapel. How can you not love, love this city?

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Try local specialities like the Flemish beef stew. Tuck into a healthy Popeye burger or skip breakfast for a hearty XXL Obelix burger here. Or like me, go all veggie.

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There is, of course, a comics shop attached to the cafe with countless Tintin comics (in dozens of languages), artefacts and memorabilia…

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Definitely my recommendation for a lunch or a beer when you visit Brussels – preferably at the end of a comics trail.

Comics Cafe
Place du Grand Sablon 8, 1000 Brussels

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