Cool down by treating yourself to some of the best ice-cream parlours in Brussels.
Together went in search of the best ice-cream in the capital.
With decor by interior designer Antoine Pinto and a straightforward food menu, newcomer Prego! has made quite a splash on Place Jourdan. But it’s the ice-cream that’s drawing over-heated locals this summer.
58-61 place Jourdan, Etterbeek
Open 7 days a week, midday till midnight
02 230 7935
One of the oldest purveyors in Belgium is the ubiquitous Capoue, boasting nine parlours dotted around the city, offering old-style ice-creams.
Comus & Gasterea
Artisanal ice-cream maker in Saint Catherine, offering daily takeaway. Eggplant, basil, carrot, chicory, olive oil, vinegar, cinnamon, curry, ginger, mustard, wasab,i caviar…. Just about every flavour under the sun…
86 Quai aux Briques, 1000 Brussels
02 2 223 43 66
As well as offering more than sixty flavours, Le Caribou will also rustle up your wedding or anniversary cake.
Rue Wayez, 44 – 420 Braine l’Alleud
02 387 1985
Le Framboisier Doreé
Website www.enfantsbienvenus.be said: “Push open the door and enter a temple of pastries and homemade ice cream. Our favorite: green tea, roasted coffee, salted butter caramel, raspberry… And a bonus: a small rear garden.”
Rue du Bailli, 35 – 1000 Bruxelles
02 647 51 44
From its humble beginnings in the Bronx, New York, in 1961, Häagen-Dazs now offers a great deal more than the three flavours it first offered: vanilla, chocolate, and coffee.
The multi-national has two cafes, at Gare du Midi and avenue Louise.
Australian Home Made Ice Cream
Frederik Van Isacker opened his first ice-cream parlour in 1989, on the coast, in Knokke. The franchise has since taken off, and you can find numerous parlours throughout the city.
One reviewer on cityplug.be bubbled over with joy about Zizi: “Nowhere in Brussels will you find better ice-cream. The flavours change every day, and when the sun is out, the queue does not feel so long.”
Rue de la Mutualité, 57A – 1180 Uccle
02 344 70 81
In May 1990, Maurizio Boccia, Italian Roman origin, opened the first Il Gelato Uccle, with a burning desire to offer real homemade ice-cream to the people of Brussels. They now have shops in Bois de la Cambre, Louvain-la-Neuve, Westland Shopping Centre and Woluwé Shopping Centre.