Jacq's Toastery

Jacq's Toastery (Brussels)

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Rather than opening up a dusty old “Palais du Croque,” Joséphine Bonnigal (who used to work in communications) and Valentine Stouffs (who just moved back from Brazil) built a House of Grilled Cheese (a little hipper, you’ll have to admit) just a stone’s throw from the Châtelain neighborhood, named Jacq’s and painted Klein blue from floor to ceiling. And they prefer products with a Belgian accent (cheeses from Julien Hazard, sourdough bread from Romina Büx of MAMA) when making these delightfully greasy sandwiches: an audacious kimcheese made with scamorza and Drive Me Nuts peanut butter; a cheeky combo of Comté, bacon, creamed spinach and piment d’Espelette; an old-fashioned tuna melt with creamy cheddar… And for gluten-addicts who want more, the owners offer up a lovely petit-beurre cookie cake or a scrumptious brioche stuffed with peanut butter and jelly for dessert. // Jessica Fletcher

FEELING THIRSTY? Specialty coffees (€2.50 to €4.50) with added collagen (€1) for glow, homemade mandarin-lemon lemonade (€4) and Canetta natural wines (€8.50 a can).
PRICE: Grilled cheese €9-15, English muffins €10, soup €7, salad €14, sweets €4-8.

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