City wanderings - and a pilgrimage to some of the best eating and drinking spots in Brussels. Or maybe not eating or drinking - ah, oh well.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Café Metropole

True, it's a bit faded, but nobody will stop you exploring the ground floor interior of the Hôtel Metropole, taking in that wood panelling and beautiful stained glass.  It's like time has stood still: it's only the guests that don't quite fit.   In the adjoining Café Metropole nothing is hurried, so savour an expensive coffee and observe other wealthy, fur- clad patrons at leisure, without suffering any Parisian-style condescension from your waiter.  Sit, and imagine yourself in a more glamorous time....

31, place de Brouckère
1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 217 23 00

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