The 7 most beautiful terraces in Brussels

By Charlotte Deprez Published 06/05/2021

When the nice weather finally comes back and the restrictions are lifted, we all come up with the same idea: find a nice terrace where we can drink rosé and eat something tasty. Then stay there until it starts raining again (hello, we’re still in Belgium). If you don’t have an outdoor area at home, you might want to take notes. Because these spots have the best terraces in Brussels!

Our selection of the best terraces in Brussels

  1. 52 and the Secret Garden
  2. Edgar’s Flavors
  3. Le Grand Central
  4. Sanzaru
  5. Café Flora
  6. Habibi
  7. Café Tulipant

1. 52 and the Secret Garden

This Italian restaurant is hidden in plain sight on chaussée de Vleurgat. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you’ll probably just walk by without even noticing. And it would be a pity because 52 and the Secret Garden might just be one of the cutest restaurants in Brussels thanks to a secret weapon: its bucolic, colorful and quiet garden. The open kitchen, super fresh food and very nice staff make this place one of our all-time favorites!


52 and the Secret Garden, chaussée de Vleurgat 52, 1050 Ixelles. More info here.

2. Edgar’s Flavors

If you were looking for the best cocktails in Brussels, you can stop now : they’re at Edgar’s Flavors. Here, mixology is taken seriously, especially when it involves tequila or mezcal! At the back of the bar, you’ll find a beautiful hidden backyard. Jalapeño on the taco, every other day, they team up with Le Cartel for wonderful Mexican nights in the patio, made of margaritas, tacos and micheladas. Hurry up though, it’s still kinda secret…

© Edgar’s Flavors

Edgar’s Flavors, rue de la Concorde 63, 1000 Brussels. More info here

3. Le Grand Central

Le Grand Central does not have one, but two terraces. One on the ground floor, partly covered for when the sun is too strong or when it rains (sorry for the reality check), and one on the first floor, perfectly exposed all day long. For a good coffee in the morning, a weekend brunch or after-work cocktails, Le Grand Central is a must near the European district.

Voir cette publication sur Instagram

Une publication partagée par Zahra Muller (@zahramuller)

Le Grand Central, rue Belliard 190, 1040 Brussels. More info here.

4. Sanzaru

Looking for something original? In a beautiful art deco house on the Avenue de Tervuren, you’ll find one of the best nikkei — fusion between Japanese and Peruvian cuisines — restaurants in Belgium: Sanzaru. The decoration is sleek and modern with a gorgeous touch of color brought by the huge murals. 

On the menu, everything is mouthwatering. And outside (because that’s what we’re talking about here, remember?), there’s a chic terrace overlooking a beautiful garden and trees. Oh and the cocktails are a must here, you’ll forget that you’re in Brussels.

Sanzaru, avenue de Tervueren 292, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre. More info here.

5. Café Flora

Remember when we announced that we’d bought the Aegidium to give this Saint-Gilles jewel a second life? Well, Café Flora is one of the numerous projects we developed to make that happen! The terrace, right on de Parvis, will make you feel like you’re on vacation thanks to all the colorful chairs screaming “Aperol Spritz on a sunny day”. And of course, we’ll be the first to open our terrace on May 8.

Café Flora, Parvis de Saint-Gilles. More info here.

6. Habibi

Habibi is the brand new kid on the (Châtelain) block! Their specialty is the Man’oushe, a super tasty Lebanese flat bread baked in their big oven. If at first sight it reminds us of a classic tannour, in taste, we are clearly above the fray.

And the best news is that you’ll be able to eat your Man’oushe on their big terrace, right by the magnificent tree standing in the middle. Habibi has, without a doubt, the most beautiful terrace in rue du Bailli.

Habibi, rue du Bailli 38, 1050 Ixelles. More info on here.

7. Café Tulipant

This beautiful café-restaurant opened in 2019 and has directly become a must in Ixelles. The stone bar (yes, stone), the open kitchen and the beautiful French window that opens onto their huuuuge terrace Place Fernand Cocq make you want to sit there forever and taste the whole menu… Starting with the drinks!

With dozens of beers, cocktails, wines and premium finger food, Café Tulipant is the perfect place for the afterwork. Then the after-afterwork.

Café Tulipant, place Fernand Cocq 25, 1050 Ixelles. More info here.

About the author Hello there! I'm Charlotte, a 20-something based in beautiful Brussels and passionate about traveling, food and photography. Follow me on www.thetinynomad.com.