On my quest for the perfect brunch, I do my best to go out there and test new places all the time. In a way, I sacrifice myself for the brunch lovers’ community, you know? With that in mind, I figured that it was time to test Hinterland’s brunch.
Hinterland opened a bit more that a year ago on the Chaussée de Charleroi, between Ixelles and Saint Gilles in Brussels. I’ve been living in the neighborhood for a few months and stopped by Hinterland a few times for coffee, but never actually sat there.
So we arrived to the urban refuge around noon and sat down to check out the menu. Important to know, you have to order your food at the counter, otherwise you’ll be waiting for a looong time. Good news though, they serve brunch all day long on the weekends so you have all the time in the world.
I ordered the sweet brunch, composed of their breakfast combo (fresh orange juice, a warm drink, fresh organic bread, home made cocoa & hazelnut spread & handcrafted jams) topped with pancakes, banana, maple syrup, bacon, home made granola & yoghurt; I asked to switch my warm drink for a iced latte though. My two sidekicks opted for the eggy brunch (breakfast combo as well + scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, bacon, home made granola, yoghurt & a side salad).
Everything we ordered was delicious, well presented and delicate plus the service was adorable, not the mention the whole sphere of the place: it actually is an urban refuge in the heart of Brussels. It has a very cosy and appealing vibe that invites you to stay there for hours.
Finally, just before leaving, my eye stopped on their big sugar-free carrot cake and I just couldn’t resist, I took a piece home to eat later, please don’t judge me. Oh, and it was delicious.