I don’t know if it’s caused by the cosy interior, the location on one of the prettiest squares in the center of Brussels or the sunny terrace. It might be because of the mouthwatering food and the warm welcome by owner Menoodj. Anyway, there are only a few places where I immediately feel at home the moment I set foot inside, Cafe Pom is definitely one of them.
In the morning Pom is a place where you can score your daily portion of caffeine, accompanied by a tasty cake bite while reading your newspaper, and fresh smoothies and juices are a sweet alternative for those who aren’t into black gold.
Although it’s called ‘Cafe’ its main asset is food. Next to cheaper, more ‘regular’ baguettes, ideal for a student budget, they also have a special range of more exotic snacks with a Surinamese focus. Especially the roti Pom, a Surinamese pancake with tasty chicken, is a delicious lunch snack.
Friday and Saturday evening you can order (quite big) ‘tapa’ dishes, excellent value for money and vegetarian options are always guaranteed. Check Facebook for the menu and the latest news.
All dishes are as organic as possible and freshly made, so not everything on the menu is always available. Because Menoodj makes sure all served food is candy for the soul and mind you’ll opt for an alternative with a smile on your face… and that is how I often exit the place as well.