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Brussels – Etterbeek Neighborhood

These walking tours visit chocolate shops in and around Etterbeek. They use public transportation and begin and end at a Metro stop. The first tour visits two artisan (handmade) chocolate shops and can be completed in one or two hours. The second tour goes to four shops (two artisan and two commercial) and could take an entire morning or afternoon. Both tours include suggestions for lunch.

SHORT TOUR

SUMMARY: For this tour, we’ll begin at the Thieffry Metro (1A Hermann-Debroux Line) and walk 0.3 km to Rendez-Vous Chocolat (Hansen Soulielaan 84, 1040 Etterbeek). From there, you will proceed to Passion Chocolat, a 1.3 km walk. After visiting Passion Chocolat, you can end your tour at the Montgomery Metro (1B Stockel Line). Or, if you feel like lunch, you might want to stop at Le Coach before getting on the Metro.
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FULL GUIDE

A – Thieffry Metro
This tour begins at the Thieffry Metro which is on the 1A Hermann-Debroux Line. To get more information about the Brussels Metro system, click here.

 

B – Rendez-Vous Chocolat (Hansen Soulielaan 84, 1040 Etterbeek)
From the metro, you will talk 0.3 km (about a 5 minute walk) to Rendez-Vous Chocolat. Madame Andreitu, owner of Rendez-Vous, is as much an artist as a chocolatier. She exquisitely hand-paints many of her chocolates making them as beautiful to look at as they are to taste. Another one of her trademarks is the use of intriguing flavors in her chocolates from lavender and rose water to different coffees and nuts. To read more about Rendez-Vous Chocolat, click here.

 

C – Passion Chocolat (Rue Pere E. Devroye 197),
You will now proceed to Passion Chocolat, a 1.3 km walk (about 15 minutes). Passion Chocolat is like a fine wine and should be experienced through the senses. Everything about this shop is a delight: from the charming décor, to the intoxicating chocolate aroma, to the adorable decorations on the packaging, to the use of the finest grade chocolate and grand flavors. To read more about Rendez-Vous Chocolat, click here.

 

D – Le Coach (Boulevard Saint-Michel, 20)
If you’re ready for lunch, you can stop at Le Coach, a 0.6 km walk. This local spot is popular for its hamburgers, fish and chips, and salads. You might want to cleanse your palate after your chocolate tasting with a flute of champagne as a starter. To go to Le Coach’s web site, click here.

 

E – Montgomery Metro(1B Stockel Line)
This tour ends at the Montgomery Metro, a 0.7 km walk from Passion Chocolat or a 0.1km walk from Le Coach. To get more information about the Brussels Metro system, click here.


EXPANDED TOUR

SUMMARY: For this tour, we’ll begin at the Thieffry Metro (1A Hermann-Debroux Line) and walk 0.3 km to Rendez-Vous Chocolat (Hansen Soulielaan 84, 1040 Etterbeek). From there, you will backtrack and go past Thieffry Metro to Corné Port-Royal (Rue de l’Escadron 16), a 0.6 km walk.  Then you will proceed to Passion Chocolat (Rue Pere E. Devroye 197), a 0.8 km walk. After visiting Passion Chocolat, you can stop for lunch at either Le Coach (Boulevard Saint-Michel, 20) a 0.6 km walk or Le Jardin de Nicolas (Av.de Tervuren 137), an 0.9 km walk.  If you’re not ready for a full meal, you can proceed to the Leonidas Chocolate Cafe (rue des Tongres 32-34, a 1.5 km walk) for some hot chocolate.  The tour ends at the Merode Metro (transfer point for both the 1A and 1B lines), just down the street from the cafe (a 0.2 km walk).
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FULL GUIDE

A – Thieffry Metro
This tour begins at the Thieffry Metro which is on the 1A Hermann-Debroux Line. To get more information about the Brussels Metro system, click here.

 

B – Rendez-Vous Chocolat (Hansen Soulielaan 84, 1040 Etterbeek)
From the metro, you will talk 0.3 km (about a 5 minute walk) to Rendez-Vous Chocolat. Madame Andreitu, owner of Rendez-Vous, is as much an artist as a chocolatier. She exquisitely hand-paints many of her chocolates making them as beautiful to look at as they are to taste. Another one of her trademarks is the use of intriguing flavors in her chocolates from lavender and rose water to different coffees and nuts. To read more about Rendez-Vous Chocolat, click here.

 

C –Corné Port-Royal (Rue de l’Escadron 16)
You will now backtrack and go past Thieffry Metro the 0.6 km to Corné Port-Royal. To read more about Corné Port-Royal, click here.

 

D – Passion Chocolat (Rue Pere E. Devroye 197),
You will now proceed to Passion Chocolat, a 0.8 km walk. Passion Chocolat is like a fine wine and should be experienced through the senses. Everything about this shop is a delight: from the charming décor, to the intoxicating chocolate aroma, to the adorable decorations on the packaging, to the use of the finest grade chocolate and grand flavors. To read more about Passion Chocolat, click here.

 

E – Le Coach (Boulevard Saint-Michel, 20)
If you’re ready for lunch, you can stop at Le Coach, a 0.6 km walk. This local spot is popular for its hamburgers, fish and chips, and salads. You might want to cleanse your palate after your chocolate tasting with a flute of champagne as a starter. To go to Le Coach’s web site, click here.

 

F – Le Jardin de Nicolas (Av.de Tervuren 137), an 0.9 km walk. 

Another lunch option is Le Jardin de Nicolas, a 0.9 km walk on the other side of Montgomery Circle. This garden restaurant has a heated patio and is a neighborhood favorite. You can find everything here from Belgian cuisine to lasagna or stir fried dishes. To go to the Le Jardin de Nicolas web site, click here.

G – Leonidas Chocolate Cafe (Rue des Tongres 32-34)
If you’re not ready for lunch but would like to sit down and have a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, then head from the Leonidas Chocolate Café (1.5 km walk). To read more about Leonidas Chocolate, click here.

 

H – Merode Metro (1A & 1B lines)
This tour ends at the Merode Metro, a mere 0.2 km walk from the Leonidas Chocolate Café. To get more information about the Brussels Metro system, click here.

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