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“My oasis for lunch or for a coffee...”
Review of L'epicerie

L'epicerie
Ranked #45 of 223 Restaurants in Ixelles
Cuisines: Deli
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

I have known L'Epicerie for quite some time now as my office used to be located in that part of town. Now that my company has moved, I can only sporadically go back to my favorite deli. Each visit however remains a wonderful moment.
It all starts with the owner, a warm, friendly man with a love for jazz and other people. He has turned his grocery shop into a small, cosy deli adorned with buddhist prayer flags (look at the ceiling) which -on top of all the rest- give it that extra touch.
And then, there is the food : the sandwiches are exquisite (my youngest son joined me for the first time last weekend : he said his guacamole-tomato-shrimps sandwich was the best he had ever had). Eating there is a real break from the surrounding hustle and bustle.
You should however be ready to take your time. As Mong is running a one-man show, service can be a little slow if you are really in a hurry.

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Thank Ramillies64
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

You'll be hard pressed to find lunch in Brussels of this quality, in the atmosphere of a mix between a traditional corner store and Thai inspired French kitchen.

Mong, the eclectic owner and one man show is a pleasure to chat to while his curries and guacamole are unrivaled.

But be patient. Good food and love both take time. And here there's plenty of both.

Thank Ringo D
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

A place that resembles grocery shops in Brussels of 1900-something, yet products are contemporary: a range of fine wines, teas, vegetable pies, dishes and sandwiches… And also my heaven of peace for escaping a few hours of crazy Brussels… conversation, laptop, book, with the kids.. all possible

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Thank Janice A
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We were weary from sightseeing on foot and happened upon this little treasure of a cafe in an old grocer's shop. Delicious baguettes and a relaxed warm welcome. Not to be missed if you enjoy places off the main tourist routes. Fantastic jazz music too.
Toddlers and children catered for.

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Thank EBurd89
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

The best sandwiches you can think off. The cuisine is undoubtedly very global: there is Thai cooking, but also a sandwich with crevettes grises (grey shrimps) and guacamole on the menu. The atmosphere is cosy and warm and the ward has the habit of playing the jazz record you ever wanted to hear. Good choice of wines and bears too. The only thing I am asking for is that my favourite table stays clear for me. Only open for lunch.

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Thank SplittingSalt
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