Bite Me, Brussels.

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Bagel mania

Posted by spacemonkey99 on February 24, 2009

We checked out this small bagel place in St. Gilles. The waitress was a bit rude but the food made up for it. If you love bagels, check it out:

Salmon bagel with side salad

This place is perfect for a small lunch.  Just don’t go here starving.  The combination of bagel sandwich, salad, and drink (together ~4-8 euros) can be quite satisfying, and much more so than the run-of-the-mill Belgian lunch sandwiches you can find everywhere.  For the record, the roasted red pepper cream cheese with smoked salmon and cress went down very nicely.

Tuna bagel with side salad

By all accounts the tuna salad tasted great, too.  The cinnamon cream cheese became too overpowering after eating about half of it, but its uniqueness still holds some charm.  Considering that bagels are not standard fare in Brussels, this place is worth checking out when you’re in the neighborhood, especially at off-peak hours.

Au Pays Des Merveilles
Avenue Jean Volders 42

Food: A-
Price: A
Atmosphere: B
Service: B-
Languages: French


3 Responses to “Bagel mania”

  1. NY, usa said

    It looks like the bagel coughed up a farm … what did the waitress do that was so rude?

  2. brucru08 said

    It’s not the best picture but it’s also true that there was quite a bit of that hairy vegetable stuff on top. I love that stuff so it didn’t bother me! The waitress was snappy (to all the tables, not just ours) and didn’t seem to have time for even half a smile. But she was the only one there so I’d guess she was a bit stressed and juggling things between the tables.

    • julie said

      If you like bagels you have to check this place:, i’m sure you’ll love it! They have lushy bagels (real ones from h&h) , the best coffees and they are friendly 🙂
      It’s my favourie place, the only one i can get a goooood coffee and a real big chocolate chip cookie 🙂 The carrot cake is crazy also!!

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