Tuck Shop

Tuck Shop Coffee Shop (Brussels)

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An old spare-parts store a stone’s throw from Place Bethléem? There was no better spot for this gentry-cool neo-coffee shop, brought to us by Milan La Roche and Antoine Jaumaux (the same dastardly duo behind St Kilda). They opened it between two covid waves, then it closed, before reopening for good, ticking off all the boxes for your morning fix: MOK specialty coffees that ooze a Brooklyn-on-the-Senne vibe, croissants, hot sammies and sausage rolls that’ll make your fingers greasy, upbeat veggie salads and tasty sweet treats to regret immediately. From our seat on the mezzanine that day at lunch, it was hard to resist the menu, as it kept making eyes at us: tuna melt made on sourdough bread from Hopla Geiss, which made us want to make the sign of the cross; a mouthwatering mish-mash of coleslaw and wheat salad with kale, kohlrabi and mint; and a white chocolate raspberry Kooki cookie. Funny, Le Fooding’s Belgium offices seem to be located right next door. What a coincidence! // Toni Negroni

FEELING THIRSTY? Espresso, flat white and other caffeinated hits from €2.50 to €4, Appel Fabriek juice (€3), arty-farty beers (Brasserie de la Mule, Brasserie du Borinage, €3.50 to €4.50), clean ciders (Serps apple-pear cider from Catalonia, €18) and naturalist wines: a Riesling from the Goepp brothers (€25 a bottle), or Pinot d’Aunis from the Grandes Vignes in the Angou region (€30) – for those who like to get a slight buzz on in style, before noon.
PRICE: Sandwiches €8-9, salads €5-10, rolls and pies €6, sweets €2.50.

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