Craving for some unusual tasty food? Maybe with colorful ingredients and spicy flavors? Try out these five African restaurants located in Brussels and you won’t be disappointed!
Kokob restaurant, with its warm and friendly atmosphere, is situated in downtown Brussels, close to the Grand Place and St Géry.
This is Brussels very first Ethiopian restaurant. Its menu includes a “Discovery menu” with chef selections to share, as well as a wider menu with other authentic Ethiopian dishes. There are many different kinds of meat, such as lamb, beef and chicken, as well as fish and a selection of salads.
Here, cutlery is not necessary. You’ll eat with your hands, grabbing the food using the injeras, a typical tef pancake from Ethiopia.
2. L’Horloge Du Sud
L’Horologe du Sud is a cultural and convivial place located in Brussels city center. It is entirely dedicated to the flavors of the African gastronomy, its culture, its life, its citizen, and its social and artistic activities.
It is possible to rent a room for private parties and events, or even meetings up to 65 people.
Every Friday, the restaurants welcomes musicians and artists representing the musical diversity of the South.
Kicoucou is the first chain of African casual restaurants that combine tradition, service quality, service speed, products quality and creativity. All this in a chic environment surrounded by the colors of Africa.
Kicoucou’s cuisine is mainly focused on Congolese specialties, enriched with other African and international flavors. You can compose your own dish as you wish, with a choice of meat or fish, a side dish and a sauce. Vegetarian options are also available! Fresh ingredients are used to prepare tasty and heathy homemade dishes.
A “Toukoul” is a traditional Ethiopian hut made of wood, clay, and straw. And this is also the name that the founder Haile Abebe chose for his restaurant in central Brussels. Toukoul serves authentic Ethiopian food in a special environment with a tropical atmosphere. They offer a varied menu, but the basis of their cuisine is the injera – the thin tef pancake used as a plate and as cutlery. Sharing and conviviality are two fundamental characteristics of this place. Usually people order a single big dish per table to share.
For children under 12 years old, all meals are half price.
5. Café Béguin
This restaurant offers a fusion cuisine with African and Mediterranean flavors, characterized by a mixture of colors and spicy flavors. The restaurant has a large terrace and a meeting room with a friendly atmosphere.
On Saturday and Sunday, try the Afro brunch with recipes inspired by African countries prepared with fresh products.
Café Béguin is also the perfect place to organize private events, meetings, weddings, and other celebrations. For small parties, there is a private event space, while for bigger events it is possible to reserve the entire restaurant.