Sunday in the Châtelain-Bailli neighbourhood

25 February 2022
Église de la Sainte-Trinité - Kerk van de Heilige Drievuldigheid - © - Jean-Paul Remy

Located in Ixelles, the Châtelain-Bailli neighbourhood is very trendy and dynamic, with its concept stores and streets dotted with Art Nouveau facades. What would you say to spending a Sunday discovering the life of Victor Horta and some lovely little restaurants and trendy bars? The neighbourhood offers many activities and a beautiful green setting in the heart of Brussels. 

10:00 – To start your day well

Belga&Co is an old Brussels house transformed into a typical neighbourhood café on rue du Bailli. Its speciality is excellent coffees for all tastes! This bar offers a peaceful place with soft lights and a little garden for sunny days.

11:00 – An artistic stroll

If the sun is out, you'll enjoy a magnificent view of the Church of the Holy Trinity from Rue du Bailli. This small church with its baroque facade has a lot of charm. Marvel at the beautiful window of the Peinture Fraîche bookstore before heading to rue Defacqz to discover Art Nouveau façades, like the famous Maison Hankar. If you are still thirsty for artistic discoveries, visit Rue Van Eyck, Rue de l'Abbaye and Rue Saint-Georges and take in their many art galleries

For late risers

There's nothing better than enjoying a delicious brunch to kick off a beautiful day. Go to Lulu Home Interior, between 11:00 and 15:00 and visit its café set in the heart of a Scandinavian decoration store. You can go à la carte and try their fruit cocktails, sweet and savoury dishes and all the usual things that you'd find at a quality brunch.

13:00 – A walk to help digestion and soak up some sun

Tenbosch Park is a haven of peace in the heart of the city. The inhabitants of Brussels meet there to play petanque, stroll along the paths or take their children to the playground. From the park, take Rue des Mélèzes and make your way to Pêle-mêle to hunt for books, CDs, or even second-hand board games. Right next to Pêle-Mêle, Garage à Manger, offers a brunch and a small playground for children. It's a perfect stopover for parents looking for a break between two activities.

15:00 – A little stop at a museum

On Sundays, the Horta Museum welcomes you from 11:00 to 17:30 for one-hour visits. Take a tour of the former home of famous Brussels architect Victor Horta. If you'd rather a visit for children (or for your inner geek), the Museum of Fantastic Art is right next door. 

16:30 – A well-earned sweet break

Back on Rue du Page, Lilicup offers you excellent, original cupcakes and there's something for everyone! If you prefer ice cream, go to Framboisier Doré instead. It is the ideal spot to enjoy an ice cream while strolling through Faider Park, which is just next door.

17:30 – Time for a drink!

Time to make your way to Supra Bailly  for an aperitif on the terrace before going to enjoy a delicious meal a little further. Located on Rue du Bailli, this café is a neighbourhood institution. The staff is welcoming and the prices are more than reasonable. Choose from the countless beers and mix with the diverse audience in a typically Brussels atmosphere

19:00 - Les Fils à Maman

For you evening meal, make sure you try Les Fils à MamanTraditional cuisine, inspired by the favourite childhood dishes of a brotherhood of inveterate food lovers. You will feel at home here, but as your Mum used to say: make sure you finish your plate!

21:00 – A rooftop bar to enjoy the sunset

Head to the 7th floor of the Jam Hôtel to have one last drink, chill around the pool and enjoy the sunset. If you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, you can return to Supra Bailly. The bar stays open until the early hours of the morning.