Strolling through a city can be exhausting, especially with all of the new impressions, people and places you’re taking in. If you need a break and want to get away from it all for a few hours definitely stop by the Café Aa close to the Albert metro in the north of Forest in Brussels. This is a neighbourhood that not many tourists have explored yet, but more and more locals are moving here (meaning cafés and restaurants are following!).
Right next to Duden Park and very well connected with the 3/4 tramline linking Albert to the center in less than 15 minutes. The Café Aa is a small café with amazing couches and a very charismatic owner who plays relaxing music (he is always open for suggestions!) and cooks one ‘meal of the day’ served with fresh beers, great wines, and the BEST ice tea I’ve had in Brussels. Watch out, only payments with cash or Payconicq are possible.
If you’re in the neighborhood, take a stroll in the park and admire the gorgeous villas that are placed on the Av. du Mont Kemmel.