I must confess brunch is hands down one of my favourite meals of the day. Why? Because not only do you get breakfast, you also get lunch, of course. Two for the price of one, people! Bargain. Plus, it is quite a millennial chic thing to go for nowadays and it can be very healthy if you make it properly. In my case, I love it when I can pair it with a freshly squeezed green juice or a nice cuppa. Sometimes even chai latte (an all time favourite of mine), if I am feeling adventurous. And then I am good to go for the rest of the day.
This is exactly what we needed on our last day in Belgium. We had only stayed 24 hours in Brussels, but I was already feeling the after-effects of eating too much chocolate in one go. We’d heard wonderful recommendations about Peck 47, a cute little brunch spot close to Bourse de Bruxelles and where we were staying. We decided to give it a go and once we got there, we couldn’t resist popping in.
Cosy, centric and cheerful, there seems to be a reason this brunch place is often crowded.
Now considered among the best brunch places in Brussels, Peck 47 offers a whole lot of healthy and vegan friendly options with a modern twist. Homemade soups, fair trade coffee, natural smoothies and juices, freshly baked cakes…you name it. True to it’s location and the Chicken Market that was held until 1802 (Marché aux Poulets), it sports a funny wallpaper of talking rabbits on the left hand size of the entrance. You know you are in for a pleasant experience.
I must admit I am sucker for a good avocado on toast. So much that sometimes you cannot even take me out of that brunch box. I am just too obsessed with it. However, Peck 47 screams “delicious” all over. The place is best known for their #perfectlypoachedeggs, a hashtag they have made their own on Instagram. Our choice? Eggs Benedict with creamy hollandaise sauce on a sourdough toast.
We were treated to a nicely presented meal with fresh quality ingredients. With either crispy bacon (for Sam) or salmon (for me), this dish is on a whole different level. We decided to get nice fruity and refreshing drinks to go with it, and we were not disappointed.
Peck 47 welcomed us with open arms and we had a heavenly experience from start to finish. With a superb service, a delicious coffee aroma all over the place and a vibrant atmosphere, this place is definitely among our favourite brunch spots in Brussels. The only downfall is perhaps that they do not take reservations and you might need to wait a little outside for a table (like we did). However, I can assure you it is worth the wait.
All in all, it is the perfect place to enjoy a nutritious and garden fresh-meal and get ready to kick ass the rest of the day. We’ve heard they also own Peck 20, Streetpecker and Woodpecker and we will definitely make sure to add these spots on our list for our next trip to Brussels.
Peck 47 | Rue du Marché aux Poulets 47, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium | Telephone: +32 2 513 02 88
Want to read more posts about Belgium? Check out:
- Your ultimate guide to Belgian cuisine (Part 1) – Bruges
- Your ultimate guide to Belgian cuisine (Part 2) – Brussels
- Essential things you must see in Bruges – TRAVEL GUIDE