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Cafe Brussels

#1,044 of 7,124 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Belgian, French, European
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1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007-4140
+1 713-222-6996
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We live in Dallas and we love to visit cafe Brussels anytime we are in town visiting my mother in law! My in laws are from Belgium and we all love this place! Adorable decoration, tasty food and a good beer selection! The owner is very friendly and the atmosphere is very inviting! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Mineh S
Bayou Vista, TX
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is my second trip to Cafe Brussels for lunch. It's a lovely cafe along Houston Avenue. I went with a group from work during our lunch hour both times. Food was really enjoyable, excellent very light and fluffy quiche, tuna sandwiches, veggie sandwiches, good salads and tasty dressing to go with it. We plan to make it a regular... More 

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Thank djwhatley
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Not overly impressed... Although very convenient for the wife and I to get to, we just don't care to return. The food was decent, but there wasn't much to choose from. If you're only going to have a few menu items, they should be exceptional. They only had a handful of wines to choose from as well. And they didn't... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We have been to many restaurants during this year's Houston Restaurant Weeks. We went to Cafe Brussels last week. It was a huge disappointment, especially that I was looking forward to it. I had gone repeatedly to a previous restaurant by the same owner that was very good. The room was nice and cozy, but the service was very inattentive.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The location is nothing from out of this world so I would not recommend it in the evening. Now, the cafe has a great atmosphere, is like entering in a small cafe in Bruges. Believe it or not, the menu is surprisingly well balance, pricing is right, great Belgum beers, food is cook out of scratch, great temperature and no... More 

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Thank Felipe S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wanted to celebrate my birthday at a wonderful restaurant and chose Cafe Brussels. I had lots of my favorite foods - escargot, moules au roquefort, and a flight of dark belgian beer. Others had the chicken, rabbit, and trout. YUM!!!!! Also, it is not noisy. This is as close as you can get to eating in Belgium or France without... More 

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Thank Bluebonet
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We have eaten at Cafe Brussels many times. The food is authentic Belgian food as the owner is a native Belgian. The food is great. The cheese croquet are truly phenomenal. They have a great selection of white and red wines as well as a great beer selection. I recommend doing a beer flight to try out a little of... More 

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Thank Larry G
Houston, Texas
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22 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

You would think that pre-cooked food would be fused/merged together to gain harmony between the ingredients...wrong! Flemish/Walloons (I have lived and visited Brussels) have a reputation of being frugal! However, from my experience, they were pretty good at inducing coordinated flavor into their cooking...not here! I had the Moules Marinieres and the wife had a beef knuckle stew! The mussels... More 

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Thank E T
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I had dinner here one night last week and parked on the street not knowing they had a parking lot in back. Walking in the front door, I immediately liked the decor that gave a European pub feel to the restaurant. I felt obligated to order mussels like they specialize here. The last time I ate mussels prepared like this... More 

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Houston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We wanted to try something a little off the beaten path for Sunday brunch. Café Brussels seemed like a good option. Everything started great. Attentive service, quick on the drinks, but it went downhill from there. We ordered mussels which were fabulous; I had ordered the Prix Fix which is a terrific value (I recommend this the most) - the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Belgian, French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007-4140
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-222-6996
Description
If you remember Cafe Montrose, you'll love Cafe Brussels! Catherine Duwez returns with a cozy and romantic neighborhood Belgian Bistro. Enjoy Belgian favorites such as Moules Mariniere, Filet Poivre, Salmon Bearnaise, Carbonade, and of course the Fries! Both lunch and brunch feature three-course Prix Fixe options along with the full menu. And it all tastes best with Houston's largest selection of Belgian beers on tap as well as a huge selection of Belgian beers by the bottle. Sample well-known favorites such as Stella Artois and Hoegaarden; Chimay Blanche, Red and Blue; Westmalle Dubbel and Tripel; Maredsous 8 & 10; St. Feuillen, Rochefort, Orval, Duvel, Estiminet, St. Bernadus ABT 12, Leffe, Blanche du Bruxelles, Kwak, Lindeman Frambois, Rodenbach and Palm. Other beers available seasonally.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?