Ideally situated on Ostend’s beach front is the charming Café Rubens.
Chilled and relaxing at the height of summer, warm and inviting when the weather takes a less clement turn, this informal little bar restaurant, attached to an hotel of the same name, is a delightful treat to interrupt the strain of an afternoon’s sunbathing, or a more vigorous promenading of the resort’s impressive shoreline.
Offering a plethora of hot and cold drinks, both alcoholic and non, Rubens also has a great range of light meals, crêpes, waffles and ice-creams, so is great for couples or families.
When it comes to seafront cafés and bars, Belgium’s premier coastal resort has plenty of choice. Most are good, but if you’re looking for the one that stands out, take our advice and head for Rubens.