Yesterday I updated my national ID card in Brussels and thought that it would be a great idea to check out a local café for lunch. I’m going to go ahead and toot my own horn – I think I have a knack for finding cute brunch places wherever I go. There, I said it. And this place is no different. It’s called Hinterland and it’s located in Chaussée de Charleroi (the street perpendicular to Avenue Louise – a great shopping area, by the way!).
The interior design is well thought out and is super cute. There were quite a few people just nestled away in a corner, working on their laptops. If I ever lived in Brussels, I’d do the same and go study there as it’s not a busy area despite being in a good location. We got there around 2 pm so most people had had their lunch already so that probably explains why it was not busy. That also meant that I could get good shots inside the café without bothering people, which is a big bonus for me!
While my expectations are pretty high regarding brunch spots, this was a pretty good one. Not Australian level brunch or even UK level for that matter… but still good. Hinterland doesn’t have a menu available online but, from memory, I ordered the Sourdough Toastie with Avocado, Cheddar and Bacon, a Green Juice and a ginger shot. If I ever see a ginger shot on the menu, I order it and pretend like that’s just going to instantly make me super healthy and ‘flush all my toxins out’, despite not knowing what toxins even are or why I’m meant to be flushing them out of my system. My dad ordered the Organic Scrambled Eggs with Avocado and the same drinks as me. We also shared an açaí bowl which was delicious. It was my dad’s first ever açaí bowl and I’m pretty happy that he liked my recommendation! I will say, though, my dad found a small piece of plastic in his side salad so that’s quite disappointing and could potentially be dangerous if he hadn’t noticed it. I know he reads my blog and he would want me to point that out in this little review, haha. So there you go, dad! Now they all know.
Overall, I highly recommend checking Hinterland out, especially for brunch, if you’re ever in the area. Do you have any other café/restaurant recommendations for Brussels?