Etoile Du Jour


13 Place De L'Eglise
Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel, 59114

28 40 12 74 | map

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TheLongBeachBum from California

3.86/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

On a visit to West Flanders years ago, we had the idea of hopping over the Belgium border and trying some French Beer, just for a change. Tromps guide describes this as “A Classic”. What An Understatement! It is the 'unofficial' tasting Café of Brasserie de St-Sylvestre, of respected 3-Monts fame. If you ever visit the Brewery, you simply must come and visit this little known gem behind the Church. It is basically the front room of the owner’s house–I jest not!! The lovely old antique one-person wooden bar is situated on the furthest wall in the right hand side corner as you enter, with bench seats down the sidewalls, few tables & chairs, and a real wood/coal stove in the middle of the floor. It feels as if it’s just never changed in years. The left hand side of the open room is “non-smoking” !??!? A huge range of 5 beers. Sells 2 St-Sylvestre beers; 3-Monts in corked 75cl bottles, and Ophelia in 25cl bottles. Also sells Stella, Pelforth and Kronenbourg on draft. But we gave all of the draft beers a wide berth, and settled for the two stunningly excellent St-Sylv. beers. This was like going back in time and drinking beer in your Great-Grandmas house. Oh- and Yes, the damp looking outside back wall with the recessed floor trough- really IS the Restroom!!! Stand in line with the Flies in Summer. So, time to go and we realised we had forgotten one thing, we had NO French Fr's, only Belgium ones, and they most definitely do not take Credit Cards here. As close as it was to the border, the old lady would not accept BFr. We just had to stay for more 3-Monts, whilst our driver went to the nearest French ATM miles away. Lucky you-at least you now have the Euro!
My First French Beer – My First French Bar, and it only sold 2 good beers!! Only a 3.0 for selection, average for it's size!??!.
A Totally Amazing Establishment, “A Classic” ? - yes, in a Quirky sort of Way!

Oct 07, 2002
Etoile Du Jour in Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel, France
Place rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 1 ratings