Ice cream is the essential summer indulgence. Play it safe with your favourite flavours or discover the unusual flavours offered by Brussels' ice cream parlours.
Eating ice cream is a great way to enjoy the summer heat, but you really can enjoy it whatever the season! In Brussels, the best ice cream makers create artisanal, natural and original produce with some weird and wonderful flavours: basil, smurf, candied chestnut or meringue... There are hundreds of flavours to delight your taste buds. And for those who are not huge ice cream fans, there are a few addresses to make your gourmet break a 100% local experience.
Framboisier Doré is one of the best places for sorbet lovers. Just like ice cream, the recipes are traditional and based on natural products. This ice cream maker charms its tasters with its original flavours: spices, nuts, flowers, meringue or crème brûlée... Enjoy your ice cream while strolling around the Châtelain neighbourhood. If you have children, the small playground of Faider park is sure to keep them happy.
Rue du Bailli 35, 1050 Ixelles
Gelateria ll Monello
Gelateria ll Monello serves 100% artisanal ice creams in a modern and child-friendly setting. While the little ones will be tempted by the Spirou Smurf ice cream, older ones might go for basil. At Il Monello you can dare to try something new and you won't be disappointed. Il Monello is the ideal place to cool off out of the sun during the hottest days of summer.
Chaussée de Charleroi 31-33, 1060 Saint-Gilles
At Gaston, order an ice cream and sit on the terrace to enjoy the view of the Anspach fountain, an emblematic figure of the covering of the Senne. Everything is homemade on-site with fresh and high-quality products and the cream comes directly from the Ardennes. Located in the Sainte-Catherine neighbourhood, it's the perfect place to stop for a break between two visits and enjoy an ice cream in the sun.
Quai aux briques 86, 1000 Brussels
Take your ice cream cone from Cocozza for a walk in the very charming Josaphat Park, located just across the street. What could be better than strolling on the grass with a delicious ice cream? If you prefer to sit at a table, a nice terrace is available. Have you ever heard of the candied chestnut ice cream? Come down to Cocozza and taste it!
Avenue des Azalées, 1030 Schaerbeek
Zizi's ice creams are best enjoyed with family or friends in the ice cream parlour or on one of the benches near the shop. With a know-how passed down from father to son for three generations, Zizi offers artisanal ice creams, without colouring and with original flavours. Looking for a place to eat good ice cream late at night? You've come to the right place: during the summer, Zizi is open until midnight 7 days a week!
Rue de la Mutualité 57A, 1180 Uccle
La Gelateria Bargello
A few steps from the Royal district, on Place de la Liberté, La Gelateria Bargello is a specialist of creations made with a base of Madagascan vanilla and Piedmont hazelnuts. This unique concept combines the elegance of contemporary decoration with Florentine know-how. Do you like to discover new flavours? Then you've come to the right place. Taste, like, order! Also discover an assortment of vegan options: bergamot flower, Miele Ricotta or avocado sorbet.
Place de la Liberté 5, 1000 Brussels