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Cafe Brussels

Map & Directions 1718 Houston Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
  • Belgian
  • Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer and wine
  • Accepted


Houston Press' Description

Behind Cafe Brussels is Catherine Duwez, who once operated Cafe Montrose and the Broken Spoke, both of which were fine Belgian restaurants. But with Cafe Brussels, something that made those two places so authentic and delicious seems to be missing. The space is charming enough, but the service is lackluster and the food is definitely not what it could be. Duwez clearly knows how to run a restaurant and how to make good food, but something is lost between conception and execution, even in simple dishes like a croque madame or a ground beef steak. If you reminisce longingly about the moules marinieres and frites from Cafe Montrose, though, these ones are pretty similar and equally delicious. Cafe Brussels also has the largest selection of Belgian beer in Houston, which helps any subpar dishes go down a little more smoothly.

Member Reviews

  • AlainHarvey
    AlainHarvey wrote a review for Cafe Brussels
    on 09/02/12

    Catherine’s latest venture, Café Brussels is a great new addition to the Heights. Try the Tartare de Saumon dressed with a zesty Belgian country vinaigrette accompanied by a Belgian draft beer or glass (bottle!) of wine. You can’t go wrong requesting Catherine’s favorite mussel dish for a main course, Belgian classic, Moules Marinières, accompanied by a large serving of... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Stephen S. on 08/13/12

    Houston Avenue location

  • Paula G. on 02/09/14

    Place is now closed

  • Eater on 10/08/13

    The selection of mussels that come in different flavor combinations really shine here. Grab a bomber of Chimay and a few orders of mussels. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Kate M. on 09/11/13

    Sometimes you just need a Belgian beer.

  • Jo M. on 06/16/13

    Order the steamed mussels!

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