Café Benelux is a microcosm of the joy and vivacity characteristic of Lowland European countries, which is surely made possible by the abundance of beer and hearty cuisine. Like Benelux cafés, this Third Ward destination serves as both a meeting spot for friends enjoying coffee or beer and a restaurant for daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and weekend brunch. For lunch, try cheese curd-stuffed spiced bitterballen meatballs with curry ketchup with a plate of mussels provencal. Wash it down with one of the 30 beers on tap, and if you’re feeling especially ambitious, set your mouth afire with one of the infamous Benelux Bloody Marys. We suggest the Milwaukeean with bacon, cheese curd, and horseradish. Oh, and of course: vodka.