Fodor's Expert Review L'eau Chaude - Het Warm Water

$ Lower Town Casual

Located just above the place de Jeu de Balle in the heart of the Marolles area, this café is a local institution—legend has it that residents would come to fill their buckets full of hot water in times of need, hence the name. In 2014, its closure was imminent, but locals stepped in and reopened it as a social cooperative with an organic canteen dishing up hearty lunches and a dish of the day (11–4). It also boasts a well-curated list of bottled beers (many of them organic) from lesser-known artisanal Belgian breweries.

Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner Brunch $ Vegan Vegetarian

Quick Facts

Rue des Renards 25
Brussels, Brussels Capital  1000, Belgium

02-213–9159

Known For:
  • A genuine local spirit, and some fierce political debate (on the right night)
  • Organic vegetarian cooking
  • Sustainable produce sourced locally
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., Reservations not accepted

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