Last weekend, we decided to go to Saint-Aulaye, undoubtedly one of the best bakeries in Brussels. Saint-Aulaye is an artisanal bakery-patisserie established in Brussels in 1986. It gets its name from a small town in Dordogne where Gérard Marciquet, founder of the house, completed his apprenticeship.
Saint-Aulaye opened its first location in the Chatelain neighborhood in Brussels, and has since then opened two other locations: the flagship store in Vanderkindere and another store in Fort-Jaco, where we went.
The team brings authentic French pastries to the Belgian scene and lives up to its excellent reputation.
In addition to their bread and pastries, they sell amazing looking, mouth-watering desserts. We haven’t yet tried them, though, as this time, we decided to grab breakfast for the entire family (how nice of us, we know).
We ordered croissants, pains au chocolat, almond croissants, almond pains au chocolat, chocolate brioche, vanilla cream pastries, chocolate bread and Berliner donuts.
All their pastries are all-butter and hand-made by their artisan bakers every day, and you can definitely tell. Everything we bought and tried was delicious; the pastries were crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside, and each bite had this amazing taste of butter. It is really hard to please a crowd but everyone in my family agreed that Saint-Aulaye is one level above the rest.
I mean… Check out that vanilla cream. Tibo had three of them on his own (no joke) and is still drooling at the thought of them.
A special mention for their almond croissants and almond pains au chocolat (which are very hard to find outside of NYC). Imagine a pain au chocolat with a frangipane filling oozing from every bite you take!
1447, Chaussée de Waterloo
Open from Wednesday to Saturday: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sunday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm