There are big plans afoot for Boulevard Anspach in the city centre. Although modelled after Paris in the 19th century, the central boulevards in Brussels eventually become unpleasant, traffic-filled arteries that people used to avoid. Now, though, the city has pedestrianised the street and there is a new cinema due to open next year.
The opening of Yuka espresso bar is the latest in a series of exciting changes that are happening on the street. Yuka hopes to fill the niche for good coffee in the centre of Brussels, where there are still only a handful of places that really care about what goes into the cup.
Yuka is quite small, with a paired-down minimalist design that makes it a relaxing place to stop for a quick cup when you’re in town. Most importantly, the coffee is good; really good. The owner takes his espresso very seriously and offers a careful selection of blends and single-origin brews. There are also great cakes and fresh fruit juices on offer.