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The Ultimate Kids' Table

Bookshops can be found in virtually any metropolitan city throughout the world. But in Brussels, bookshops are particularly revered. In fact, while most Brussels stores are closed on Sundays—not bookshops. It's a favorite pastime for locals (as well as expatriates like me) to take in the city’s finest bookshops on a late Sunday afternoon.

And you should see how our favorite bookstore called Cook and Book makes up a kid's lunch table. (See above photo.)

A little bit about Cook and Book: It's a store consisting of nine mini-bookshops and two restaurants, all under two roofs. Each bookshop carries a central theme. For example, there's a travel room, a lifestyle and interior decorating room, an art room, a music room, a children’s room, etc. But each of the theme rooms goes beyond the norm.

My children particularly loved the travel room, where an Airstream mini-plane is converted into a dining table for eight people.

The Sunday Brunch Buffet is very popular with locals and tourists, so reservations should be booked as far in advance as possible. In addition, a lovely outdoor courtyard in front of the bookshop offers kid-oriented entertainment including a playground and a small fleet of mini-scooters.

But the real find is one of the world's most awesome kids' tables: Lunch for two inside a vintage car.

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