Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien (The Daily Bread) is a boulangerie-restaurant group founded in Brussels in 1990 by Alain Coumont. It is a global chain of bakery-cafés operating in many countries around the world. It sells organic bread and cakes in a homey, rustic style.

Le Pain Quotidien currently operates more than 200 bakery-café locations worldwide in 17 countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, India, Switzerland, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Russia, Argentina, Japan, and the United States (with a strong presence in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington DC).

In addition to dine-in, take-out, and catering, several Le Pain Quotidien locations in the US offer bakery classes. The bakery classes in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and The Orange County in LA are suitable for all skill levels, since LPQ's resident bakery instructors guide students through the baking process: from mixing the perfect dough to kneading, shaping and baking delicious breads and pastries. Students can later enjoy the fruits of their labor all together.

Belgian Beer Café

Belgian Beer Café is a chain of concept cafes/restaurants specializing in Belgian-inspired food and Belgian beers. The company was founded in Brussels in 1998 by Inbev and now is part of the Anseuser-Busch Inbev Group. Currently Belgian Beer Cafés can be found in 50 cities spread out over 19 countries.

The Belgian Beer Café concept comes out of the Belgian heritage of great beer, and the tradition of pairing Belgian beers with Belgian cuisine and serving them in an atmosphere that resembles a typical Belgian cafe. The idea is to (re)create the traditional cafe as an embassy of Belgian Beer, bar and food culture.

Belgian Beer Cafés come in two slightly different concepts: rural and cosmopolitan. The rural version imitates the typical Belgian brasserie, which is rather spacious with a large amount of seating and a good view of the comings and goings. The cosmopolitan-orientated Cafés are furnished in a more efficient way, less roomy and are targeted to a different audience. The Cafés were designed by Creneau International, inspired by the look of Belgian Cafés during the interbellum and incorporating many elements of Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta.

At first, the beer menu was limited to only original InBev brands but over the years the number of participating breweries has grown. Now you can taste all different types of Belgian beers, from Pilsner to Trappist beer.