HOUSTON, TX - Houston is five thousand miles away from the country of Belgium, but not once you walk through the doors at Café Brussels.
Catherine Duwez is proud to own the only restaurant serving her native Belgian cuisine here in Houston. Her Belgian bistro used to be known as Café Montrose on Westheimer. Three years ago she changed the name, and location, but not her authentic menu.
"We specialize in Belgian cuisine, and some French of course, and I carry almost all of the Belgian beers that go with them,” explains Duwez. "It's close to French, with a little taste of German, because we are in the center of France, Holland and Germany, so it's an influence of all three."
Their frites are “authentically Belgium” Duwez boasts, cooked twice and served with traditional mayonnaise, but their beer selection is the most authentic.
"I only carry Belgian beers here. because that's what 99 percent of people want to come for. I used to try Budweiser, no sales,” says Duwez.
From the stew, to the mussels, to the frites, of course, Café Brussels serves up its best Belgium every day.