Tuesday, 3 November 2015

brunch at god save the cream

so it turns out that brunch is a really big thing here in belgium. for a breakfast fanatic like myself, this is perfect! and the best bit is that the brunch is usually served buffet style, and often a good mix of sweet and savoury homemade goodies that are slightly less usual than just croissants and scrambled egg...

so, we've already begun researching and testing the best places for brunch in brussels, thanks in part to the s marks the spot blog (which has given us some very excellent ideas and advice). one of our first ports of call was to god save the cream, a brilliant organic cafe specialising in their saturday brunch.

the cafe is located very close to the brilliant shopping area of Avenue Louise, and is a couple of minutes walk from the metro Louise


there is a huge buffet presented to you as you walk in the door, with an array of sweet and savoury choices... it turns out you can also get most of this to takeaway if you choose, either a dessert or a box of salad


 the room has very simple decor and not too many seats, it's cosy and feels a little like home


we ordered the official brunch for 25EU per person, which includes a granola starter, a full on 'main course', a dessert, one hot drink of choice and one cold drink. the homemade granola with yogurt and berry compote was the perfect beginning to whet our whistles 


the 'main' plate you could choose between the fritters or the eggs. naturally we had one of each and then shared. then as standard you get a taster of all the different salads from the bar, some fresh homemade bread, salad and  a parmesan crisp. 


♥ the fish fritters were delicious, and so was my husbands choice of egg dish, it would be hard to say which was best really! the salads were all beautifully flavourful and with great texture, although my husband wasn't such a fan of so much cold salad for breakfast.

i had a christmas rooibos to drink, and it was the perfect drink for the chilly morning, and my husband had his regular americano which he was very pleased with... 


the dessert isn't pictured because i couldn't manage mine so got it in a takeaway box, and my husbands wasn't that photogenic (passionfruit pannacotta). though, i have to say, my dessert was possibly the highlight for me - as soon as i got back home after an hour of walking off the weight of food i had just consumed - opening the box and consuming my dense and squidgy orange almond cake... cor blimey, i'd go back just for a slice of the cake and a cup of christmas rooibos.

the service was excellent, and i would definitely go back again, though probably not for the full 25EU brunch, instead perhaps something a little smaller in size and less expensive.

for now though, i want to inspire you to go there and try it out with this message that is on their website and the wall of the cafe, explaining a little more about their ethos...


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