When it comes to cafés and restaurants, the hip Dansaert neighbourhood will have you spoilt for choice, from the Sainte Catherine area (Velvet Cafe) to rue de Flandres (Charli) and on Rue Dansaert itself.

MOK is located almost by the canal, across the Walvis. It proudly serves one of the capital’s best coffees straight from their roastery in Leuven and offers a wide range of healthy nibbles. Sit by the window on the wooden bench and sip your lightly roasted coffee while munching on a bolus (Dutch cinnamon bun) or another decadent pastry. If you want to stay for lunch, you can feast on an array of vegan-inspired recipes prepared by Josefien Smets -think crispy tofu and pickled cucumber sandwich or their legendary avocado toast.

The impeccable products match an exceptional interior design made of suspended plants, old tiles and smoothed concrete for an absolutely blissful experience.


MOK, Rue Dansaert 196, Brussels 1000. T: +32 2 513 57 87. Open Mon-Fri from 7.30am – 5pm and Sat-Sun from 10am – 6pm