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Cafe Brussels

€€ - €€€, French, Cafe
1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007-4140
+1 713-222-6996
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“mussels” (32 reviews)
“pommes frites” (5 reviews)
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Belgian, French, Cafe, European
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1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007-4140
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Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Beef tartare with some spice is nice. Potato croquettes are the bomb. Creme brûlée magnifique. And they don't try and talk to you and tell you their life story!

Thank Samuraigolfer
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Cafe Brussels is the closest thing you will get to feeling like you're in Brussels itself in the United States. The moules et frites (mussels and fries) selection is great and the preparation is wholly authentic. I like the garlic mussels, but you can get...More

Thank George Y
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Great ambiance, great food, great, great selection of beers. I'm very happy to have discovered this place. Our food was enjoyable, hot and well priced. The service was great as well. I will be more than happy to come back and enjoy this European flavored...More

Thank SwissSushi
Reviewed 13 February 2015

I went to Cafe Brussels on Valentine's eve. The problem was I was a day early. I asked for a table on Valentine's night and was told they were completely booked. The hostess was curt and rushed me. The owner appeared; Madame Catherine Duwez the...More

Thank izzyhargrove
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Cafe Brussels is our favorite spot for mussels & good Belgian beer. The atmosphere, decor and ambient music all speak to the essential bistro experience. Always great service and an occassional visit at our table from the owner. She's great, and so is her restaurant....More

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a place near downtown Houston that served a Saturday brunch. After eating we were headed to a cultural event downtown. Open to just about any type of food that didn't cost an arm & leg. Found it!! Cafe Brussels (new location)...More

Thank AnnQT
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for snack...very nice plump mussels...probably best in Houston market. Enough for 2 to share.

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 25 November 2014

The history of this establishment is storied - rightly. Classic Belgian food, from a real Bruxelloise, can't be imagined - has to be savored. I can't wait to enjoy the latest embodiment. Keep it up Mme. Duwez! See you in Janvier.

Thank John T
Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

As I knew they would be, from a visit years ago when they were located on Westheimer in Houston, the mussels were authentic Belgian and absolutely delicious, taking me back to the tastes and terrific aroma of Grand Place itself. However, they seem lost in...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We were visiting Houston for a few days and have decided to go for a nice diner at Cafe Brussels. We are from Belgium and we can guarantee you that the atmosphere, the beers and the food was really authentic. We moved in Akron, OH...More

3  Thank Damien S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Belgian, French, Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
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
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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