The Sister

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Rue Chair et Pain 3 (at Grand Place), Brussels, Belgium, 1000

Serves meat, vegan options available. Est. in 2015. An organic bar and cafe focused on healthy food and entertainment located 20 feet from The Grand Place. Offers a reasonable range of organic vegetarian and vegan choices. Additionally, it has gluten free, soy free, lactose free, and "not pasteurized" items. Has a relaxed atmosphere, including some terrace tables. In addition to ovo-lacto dishes, it offers a seasonal veggie soup, vegan antipasti and various vegan sandwiches on spelt bread. Also has soy milk for tea/coffee and shakes, as well as various healthy fresh juices, in addition to a good range of organic beers, including gluten-free ones. Mon-Sun 11:00 am - Late.

Categories: Organic, Beer/Wine, European, Non-veg

24 Reviews

First Review by KellyAnnabelle

great place - Edit

I loved the ambiance and the food was very good too. We got soup and sandwiches which were the perfect amount for a quick lunch before site seeing in the center of town.

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Good central breakfast spot - Edit

This is an organic restaurant with good vegan options. Located very close to the Grand Place and open at 9.00 on Saturday and Sunday so a handy spot for breakfast.
At breakfast they have vegan waffles including one with melted chocolate. There is also a couple of raw cakes and a board which has a waffle and bread plus syrup, jams and peanut butter. The coffee is good (soya milk is available) and they have a range of juices and smoothies which can be made vegan (sub the milk for soya and sub the honey for syrup).
We found the service a bit mixed, sometimes good other times a bit disorganised, but it was a pleasant place to enjoy breakfast and plan the days sightseeing.

Pros: Vegan waffles, Open for breakfast at weekends, Central location

Cons: Not all veg*an. Not everything on menu available, Service was mixed, A bit pricey (you pay for the central location)

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Très décevant - Edit

J'avais très envie d'une gaufre, je me suis donc forcée à y aller. Pour les 2 ans avec mon copain, j'ai complètement regretté ce choix.

C'est la pire gaufre que j'ai pu manger de ma vie, ça goûtait le carton, et le chocolat était vraiment immonde. Je voulais y ajouter une boule de glace mais vu que ça coûtait 2 euros de plus, je me suis abstenue. Le chocolat chaud n'était pas terrible non plus.
Et c'est tellement hors de prix!
En fait, ça représente vraiment l'étiquette bobo qui me déplaît. L'endroit est cozy et je met tout de même 2 étoiles car la présentation des bières avait l'air sympa et peut-être que d'autres plats valent le coup mais moi j'en garde un mauvais souvenir et je n'y retournerais jamais.

Cons: Hors de prix

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Vegan sister! - Edit

Really good vegan options. We tried a focaccia and the gluten free waffle. We'll definitely be back.

100% recommended!

Pros: Nice vegan options, Vibe, Staff

Cons: Not fully vegan

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A vegan must - Edit

Cozy and chilled restaurant with an extensive vegan menu. A bit pricey, but the sandwiches have reasonably priced for quality and size - I had the Take A Smile one, which was great.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, chilled atmosphere

Cons: pricey, slow service

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Convenient in tourist area - Edit

The Sister has a great location (a stone's throw from the Grand Place), great location if you are doing the tourist circuit in Brussels.
However, the atmosphere is rather cold and impersonal, the food I tried (soup of the day and a vegan plater to share) were okay but nothing special.
Almost all beers are organic and the selection is very broad but they are pricey compared to other places outside the center of the city.

Pros: location, organic beers, vegan options

Cons: A bit pricey, Atmosphere

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Little gem - Edit

Lovely stop on my way through Brussels. I swear I intended on a healthy bowl but then I saw VEGAN WAFFLES. When in Belgium, right! Very vegan friendly, suitable for everyone. Quite pricey but not too bad considering the area. Lovely music too!

Pros: Vegan waffles! And other great looking stuff. Cate

Cons: Not exactly cheap.

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Super et pratique ! - Edit

Très chouette bar/brasserie qui sert même des gaufres véganes ! Le choix de la bière est conséquent et la musique indie est relaxante. L'ambiance était calme et sans éclats de voix malgré l'établissement plein ! Que c'est agréable ! :)

Pros: emplacement, calme, choix des bières

Cons: plus de papier aux WC

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Petite restauration, smoothies et tisanes de rêve - Edit

Super découverte à Bruxelles Central grâce à l'appli HappyCow. Petite restauration de qualité, soignée et savoureuse. Et il y en a pour tout les goûts: wraps, salades, falafels, foccacias, soupes, smoothies, thés et tisanes, desserts, etc! Et tellement de variété, nombreux en véganes!!!, que c'est difficile de choisir. En plus, les noms des plats sont très sympas : make me a smile, tisane bonne humeur... Prévoir minimum 15€.

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VEGAN WAFFLES! - Edit

Here's my take on this lovely little place..

Food - had a focaccia sandwich for breakfast (artichoke, rocket, sun dried tomatoes) it was yummy, the bread was moist and it came with a small cup of flavourful carrot and coriander soup.

We had a soy latte which was very yummy and a Thai inspired tea infusion that was delicately flavoured.

We had waffles and whilst they were a little dry the chocolate sauce and deliciously creamy ice cream saw it through. Being in Brussels the smell of waffles permanently hang in the air so to find some I could actually eat was just, well, overwhelming. I'd love to know the ice cream they use because it was amazing.

Service - quick and friendly. Food came out quite fast too. Yay!!!

Hygiene - great amongst staff and in the restaurant. Toilet not so good. It needs proper hand wash and paper towels the current crusty soap and towel arrangement made me cringe.

Decor - lovely, perfectly curated and a spot I could simply sit in and watch the world go by for hours..

Other stuff - cards accepted. Vegan options clearly labelled and staff had great vegan awareness/knowledge too. Great location just back from the main square. We were actually on our way to the trusty Le Pain Quotidien and stopped here instead and I'm so glad we did!

Pros: Great food, Brilliant vegan selection , Vegan waffles with chocolate & ice cream!

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wonderful, cozy & tasty! - Edit

This restaurant is definitely worth a visit! We went several times because of the cozy chill atmosphere and great food.

Even the wrapping and presentation of the food is done with charm :)

A few out door seatings in a nice quite street.

Only reason for the missing star is that it is not 100% vegan.

Pros: Very tasty vegan options, beer tasting, cozy atmos

Cons: They only had two of their desserts left :D

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Amazing vegan food and beer! - Edit

Insanely tasty! A huge selection of vegan options and all clearly marked with a V. The server spoke perfect English and was very helpful with the menu. Good spot for kids if not crowded. Get the antipasto!

Pros: Quiet, Central Location, Selection

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Very nice location, super flexible staff and super tasty food! - Edit

I went there after some ethic shopping in "De Marollen" (go there when in Brussels to shop fair/organic/sustainable and cruelty free clothes!), and we wanted to go to a place near the "Grote Markt". And what a surprise! It is located in a very touristic environment but there are a looot of vegan options! I wanted (vegan) waffles but don't wanted something to sugary for lunch, so I asked (yes I'm a difficult eater) if they could serve the waffles without the agave syrup but with vegetables, and they did it! The waffles were served with tasty and fresh vegetables (and a vegan dressing) and well prepared soup too. And everything was delicious and comforting! My friend took a focaccia sandwich and was very happy of her lunch too! For ± 10 euros you have a tasty, fresh, organic, vegan lunch and you are located in the heart of Brussels!

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nice central lunch spot - Edit

The vegan items are clearly marked on the menu. The foccaccias are a good sized portion.
Service could have been a bit more friendly.

Pros: good vegan options, big beer selection, price

Cons: service

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Amazing - Edit

This place should have 5 stars but the app didn't allow me to give it more than 4 since they serve meat. Amazing place anyway :)

Was here with 5 friends and I'm the only vegan but everyone loved it. Supertasty food, lots to choose from and great atmosphere. Only managed to find the place because of this app. Go there, you won't be disappointed!

Pros: Lots to choose from, Tasted really good, Great fruity juicedrinks

Cons: It took some time for the food to arrive (but well

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delicious - Edit

Delicious vegan cakes, cappuccino w/ soy milk and everything that's vegan on the menu is marked (which is a lot of options)

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Super cozy "safe haven" in the tourist area - Edit

I would not have expected a café as homely and nice as The Sister in the area of Bruxelles that is otherwise overrun by tourists and full of overpriced bad (non-veg) food stalls and chocolateries. All the happier was I, to enter this awesome café/bar/communal space. I instantly felt "at home" (as far as that is possible in a café). While they do serve meat, 90% of the menu are vegetarian (rough guess), with lots of super tasty vegan choices. The food is also very creative, the sandwiches and toasts aren't just guacamole and lettuce but actually combine really interesting flavours. I hope to try all of them eventually. Yum!

Pros: Cozy, Delicious, Creative

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Nice offbeat vegie/vegan cafe - Edit

We found the listing on Happy Cow, before heading to Brussels, Belgium. It was conveniently located right in the center of the City, and the Tourist area on a little side street.
The owner was very helpful and super friendly. We had two of the Vegan Focaccia offerings, with green and black tapenade. Delicious, the bread was heavenly. And they came with a small side soup, pumpkin. Very nice. The soy cappuccino s were great, really creamy. So all in all, it was a lovely experience, highly recommended.

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Amazing, filling vegan options. - Edit

We were so happy to find this place is the very centre of Belgium just down a side street from Grand Place. The vegan options are great, as well as the staff being knowledgable and friendly. The focaccia sandwiches with a side soup were very filling that we had with dinner, the vegan antipasti was great too.

Pros: Vegan options, Filling, Vegan beers

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Excellent organic bar right next to La Grand Place! - Edit

One of my favourite places, I still can't beleive we have them right in the center: excellent choice of belgian beers, and excellent vegan food (large range of tapas and sandwiches)
The sandwich makes a nice meal: it's very good, big, made with focaccia bread, and it is even served with a small portion of soup.
The staff is friendly and they know their beers; the atmosphere is nice and relaxed.
ALSO: it's open all the time! (...one rare quality in Brussels)

Pros: all organic, beers, next to the Grand Place, open everyday

Cons: not vegetarian

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Good food! - Edit

I had such a craving for vegan dessert while I was in Brussels, so my boyfriend and I came here. We tried almost everything :D and everything was good. Also really nice owners! I will definitly come back when I'm in Brussels.

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-04

Pros: Vegan dessert , Biological, Nice people

Cons: 1 meat option

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Mixed feelings - Edit

I feel bad to say anything bad about The Sister because the owner is very nice. However, the food was really only OK. Lentil soup didn't taste like anything and didn't have any noticeable lentils. The sandwich I had was somewhat bland and boring. What does make this place worth a visit though, is the chill atmosphere, the beverage variety, and the friendly staff.

Pros: vegan food marked , good beverage options, nice atmosphere

Cons: bland/boring food

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awesome beer and food - Edit

Great spot. I had delicious organic gluten free beer and vegan soup with spelt bread. They have a fully stocked, fully organic bar. Next time I'm going to hit the cocktails.

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Handy and tasty - Edit

I've eaten at The Sister two times and each time I was happy with my food and the atmosphere. Once, in winter, when it was lovely and cosy to be inside and once, in summer, when it was nice weather for footpath dining. Both times I had the daily veggie soup and, although a different soup (as it's a daily special) each time it was delicious. My friends and I also liked everything else we ate. I like that it is handy to Grand Place yet, if eating on the footpath, it isn't too hectic. Both times the staff were very helpful not just about the vegan choices but also with gluten-intolerance choices for my friend.

Pros: Tasty, Fresh and organic, Handy, centralised position

Cons: Outdoor dining is limited - be patient.

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