This is the larger Le Pain Quotidien in the centre; the upstairs is huge, with classical music playing in the background, and very speedy service. Many of the staff speak fluent French, Flemish and English, and in any case, the menu prevents communication problems by marking vegan and vegetarian items. To be honest, more vegan options would be nice – there were no vegan specials or desserts on the day I went – but my soup was delicious and with two types of bread and croutons that come with it, even the small portion was very filling. There is also a vegan salad on the menu, as well as rice-milk porridge on the breakfast menu until 12. I had the problem that the wifi didn't work – nobody could explain why – which was annoying but would not stop me going back. On the other hand, there are fully-vegetarian places in Brussels that I would make a higher priority.
Cons: limited choice for vegans