I have mixed feelings about Mundo Pain. On the one hand I like the sleek, trendy feel and look of the place. On the other hand I always feel it’s more of a show off place where I am (usually) being ripped off. Don’t get me wrong: I do like the coffee, the open sandwiches, and the pastries. And they are delicious. But they are also very over priced.
Some of it might be linked to the fact that Mundo Pain is located in the upper-market shopping area of Avenue Louise. Then of course Brussels doesn’t have many places like this, so showing off here has become something of a Brussels sports.
Overall? Stop for a coffee, for a sandwich or pastry, and decide for yourself. I probably go to Mundo Pain about 2 times a year and that about satisfies my show off desire.