Sunday in Flagey

25 February 2022
Flagey - église Sainte-Croix - étangs d'Ixelles - panorama
The Flagey building and the Church of the Holy Cross with Ixelles ponds in the foreground, (c) Jean-Paul Rémy /

Located in the heart of Ixelles, the Flagey neighbourhood is a cosmopolitan crossroads as well as a real cultural centre where you can enjoy the good life. A lively neighbourhood, Flagey offers magnificent areas for walks and a festive atmosphere both day and night. The surrounding streets have many cafes, restaurants and local shops that give the neighbourhood its vibrant character. Brunch, aperitifs, waterside walks, architectural discoveries and concerts are just some of the activities you can experience like a Brussels resident. 

10:30 - Honour tradition

To start the day off right, Flagey Market has a tradition of welcoming Brussels oyster lovers with a small glass of white wine. The atmosphere is local and relaxed. For those who wish to eat on site, small shops offer quality street food

11:00 – Time for brunch

There’s nothing better than kick off a day of discoveries by making sure you have enough fuel to last the whole day. Escape the bustling place Eugène Flagey and join Brut two streets away for brunch. On the menu: local products, seasonal vegetables, perfectly cooked meat and surprising combinations. If you wish, you can take a detour to Place Fernand Coq to eat at Café Tulipant, the terrace perfectly exposed to the sun welcomes you for a colourful brunch.

13:00 - walk around the ponds

Head for La Cambre Abbey via the Ixelles ponds for a digestive walk. Take the opportunity to admire the splendid Art Nouveau and Art Deco houses. The park at La Cambre Abbey is a green oasis in the middle of the city and the perfect place to relax for a moment or enjoy a picnic. 

16:00 - Have an ice cream

It's time for an ice cream, so walk, scooter or take a bus along the ponds in the other direction to enjoy an ice cream at Capoue. It's a lovely place to chill out - no pun intended - with a real tasting room where you can find books, board games and colouring books for children. Be sure to also check out their pancake and patisserie offering. 

18:00 – It’s time for an aperitif!

Chez Ta Mère is a trendy cocktail bar with a little terrace. It's special feature: it has some of its cocktails on tap! If you're craving something salty to nibble, there's plenty to snack on. Artists are regularly invited for a small concert.

20:00 – Delicious street food

Journey thanks to the oriental cuisine of My Tannour with its Syrian speciality: grilled halloumi pancakes baked in a Tannour (large terracotta wood oven). You may be queuing up a little bit, but this cultural spectacle is worth a visit. For pizza lovers, head to the CŎCĪNA Aperitivo Bar & Pizzeria which is run by first generation Italians. 

21:00 – A drink at café Belga

Café Belga is undoubtedly the festive meeting place of choice for Brussels residents in the Flagey neighbourhood. Even on Sundays, you will find people there having a drink. Open until the wee hours, it is the ideal place to end your weekend in style.