This weekend we ventured out to the neighborhood of Ixelles to try a highly-rated brunch at La Fabrique. I had read a terrific write-up for this brunch over at the lovely blog S Marks the Spot, and excitedly made plans to go for my husband’s birthday, which fell on Saturday. It’s always extra fun when a birthday falls over a weekend, so you have every excuse to drag the festivities out over several days! Brunch is just about the perfect outing for us at this stage of Henry’s babyhood, time-wise, and La Fabrique did not disappoint.
He didn’t have any fun at all.
They also had a small kids’ table by the entrance, where it seemed you could park a set of slightly older children and at least have a chance to keep them entertained for awhile.
This was an unusual sight as we were getting ready to leave–an empty table! We had a reservation for 11:00 on a Saturday morning; it was already reasonably crowded when we arrived, and completely hopping by the time we left. I would definitely recommend a reservation if you know your plans in advance. I booked a table through a Facebook convo (because I am old and still use Facebook for such functional matters) and the owner/manager was extremely responsive.
And with that, we were off to celebrate the rest of the birthday weekend, but not before snapping a quick pic out front! La Fabrique was a definite winner to get Paul’s birthday off to a yummy start!0