Our one outing in Brussels was really lovely.
I found lots of rubies too!
We went to a bookshop with several restaurants in it! The complex also has a few apartment blocks, and I thought it would be a lovely place to retire in- just nip down to the bookshop for meals and entertainment, all you need is lots of money!
It's called Cook and Book, and I think this is a brilliant idea. I've always liked the idea of a coffee shop within a bookshop, but a restaurant is even better. And the food was very good.
The shop also sells nice food items, flavoured oils and drinks. All beautifully packaged.
There are several eating areas, and several book areas
the books arranged by topic and language- here is the English area-
Some of the book displays are unusual.
I really liked this black cow holding a tray of books on his head.
Seems like a good offering.
I hope he doesn't find it too heavy!
Children loved climbing into this old car!
It was on display in one of the eating areas.
Ais got tired and sore after a while of sitting, so they went home, and I had a little while exploring the shop on my own. I selected this book from the English section and settled down with a cup of coffee for a closer look. I did return it to the shelf, reluctantly, because I have so many chocolate cookbooks. Now I'm sorry I didn't buy it. Next time I won't be so restrained.
I have one other picture of a fireplace at the entrance, but I'm saving that for another Ruby Tuesday!