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Cafe Brussels

#737 of 7,153 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, French, European
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1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007-4140
+1 713-222-6996
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Tortola, BVI
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

...on draft we still have the wits about us to discuss the food. The Mussels Diabla were the best we've had together! The Endive Salad with a mustard vinaigrette had a variety of textures and flavors--we will be attempting to recreate this at home! The pork chop with French fries smothered in gravy and Brussels sprouts serves as the perfect... More 

Thank KaiKanani
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you like craft beer, then come here for the Belgian draughts brewed by Trappist monks for over 150 years! This was our first visit and we had Chimay Blue, Kwak, St. Bernadus and, of course, Stella Artois, all expertly poured. Beer flights are available! For lunch, we had onion soup gratinée--the real deal--and grilled sandwiches (Croque Parisien and Le... More 

Thank 30N_95W
United States
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2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

While waiting for the light to change at the intersection of Houston Avenue and Crockett just north of Downtown, I noticed the bistro tables and chairs on the sidewalk and the charming façade of Café Brussels. After checking the well-designed website, my husband and I went there for Sunday brunch (choice of selections from three courses for $20). The menu... More 

Thank Era F
Houston, Texas
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My niece and I share a birthday month so I wanted to take her to one of my favorite spots in town. I travel Europe a lot so to find a place with authentic Belgium food was a gem. I loved introducing her to the amazing unique place. A must go spot in Houston.

Thank d_seekingtravel
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We live in Dallas and we love to visit cafe Brussels anytime we are in town visiting my mother in law! My in laws are from Belgium and we all love this place! Adorable decoration, tasty food and a good beer selection! The owner is very friendly and the atmosphere is very inviting! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Mineh S
Bayou Vista, TX
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is my second trip to Cafe Brussels for lunch. It's a lovely cafe along Houston Avenue. I went with a group from work during our lunch hour both times. Food was really enjoyable, excellent very light and fluffy quiche, tuna sandwiches, veggie sandwiches, good salads and tasty dressing to go with it. We plan to make it a regular... More 

Thank djwhatley
Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Not overly impressed... Although very convenient for the wife and I to get to, we just don't care to return. The food was decent, but there wasn't much to choose from. If you're only going to have a few menu items, they should be exceptional. They only had a handful of wines to choose from as well. And they didn't... More 

Thank AlphaNation
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We have been to many restaurants during this year's Houston Restaurant Weeks. We went to Cafe Brussels last week. It was a huge disappointment, especially that I was looking forward to it. I had gone repeatedly to a previous restaurant by the same owner that was very good. The room was nice and cozy, but the service was very inattentive.... More 

Thank bozboz17
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The location is nothing from out of this world so I would not recommend it in the evening. Now, the cafe has a great atmosphere, is like entering in a small cafe in Bruges. Believe it or not, the menu is surprisingly well balance, pricing is right, great Belgum beers, food is cook out of scratch, great temperature and no... More 

Thank Felipe S
Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wanted to celebrate my birthday at a wonderful restaurant and chose Cafe Brussels. I had lots of my favorite foods - escargot, moules au roquefort, and a flight of dark belgian beer. Others had the chicken, rabbit, and trout. YUM!!!!! Also, it is not noisy. This is as close as you can get to eating in Belgium or France without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Belgian, French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007-4140
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-222-6996
If you remember Cafe Montrose, you'll love Cafe Brussels! Catherine Duwez returns with a cozy and romantic neighborhood Belgian Bistro. Enjoy Belgian favorites such as Moules Mariniere, Filet Poivre, Salmon Bearnaise, Carbonade, and of course the Fries! Both lunch and brunch feature three-course Prix Fixe options along with the full menu. And it all tastes best with Houston's largest selection of Belgian beers on tap as well as a huge selection of Belgian beers by the bottle. Sample well-known favorites such as Stella Artois and Hoegaarden; Chimay Blanche, Red and Blue; Westmalle Dubbel and Tripel; Maredsous 8 & 10; St. Feuillen, Rochefort, Orval, Duvel, Estiminet, St. Bernadus ABT 12, Leffe, Blanche du Bruxelles, Kwak, Lindeman Frambois, Rodenbach and Palm. Other beers available seasonally.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?