Breakfast in Alice’s hidden garden

There are too little weekends, or they are too short, or I’m just too busy. Anyway, I’m lacking weekends when I have time to go at ease to the center and have a nice breakfast. And when I do have time the weather is shitty. So here I am posting about a place, where I went almost a month ago and dreaming about when am I going to do it again. It was that weekend when it felt like summer was here, but sadly that feeling was short-lived and now it actually feels like the summer is already over and it’s autumn, cold, rainy, grey, totally sucky (is that even a word?). 

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Vikendov je premalo, morda so pa le prekratki, lahko pa, da sem jaz preveč zaposlena. Kakorkoli, manjkajo mi vikendi, ko imam čas, da se “na izi” odpravim v center in si privoščim dober zajtrk. In ko se tak vikend pojavi, je ponavadi grdo vreme. Zajtrk o katerem pišem danes, sem pojedla in prebavila že mesec dni nazaj, tistega vikenda, ko se je zdelo, da je poletje že tu. Zadnje dneve pogosto sanjarim o tistem vikendu, saj se trenutno, kot da je poletje že mimo in smo že v jeseni. Mrzli, deževni, sivi, “zanični” jeseni.

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So on that “summery” day I decided that it’s time to enjoy the weather and go for a nice breakfast. I wanted to go somewhere where I could sit outside and get some (much needed) vitamine D and I knew just the place. I called upon my trusty breakfast companion a.k.a. my sister and went to Alice. It’s a lovely place in the center of Gent and when you enter it feels like you’re in a different time. The high ceiling, large portraits and puff chairs give the appearance of a French salon or a setting from a Jane Austen’s novel. But equally beautiful is also the backyard, a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city. 

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No, tisti vikend (zdi se kot nekakšen samorog, kot da sem si ga le sanjala) sem se odločila, da si moram vzeti čas in uživat v lepem vremenu ob dobrem zajtrku. Hotela sem it nekam, kjer se lahko sedi zunaj in takoj sem vedela, katero mesto bom izbrala. Poklicala sem mojo zvesto “zajtrkovalno” spremljevalko, mojo sestro, in šla v Alice. Alice je luškana zajtrkovalnica v centru Genta in ko vstopiš, se ti zdi, da si v drugem svetu. Visoki stropi, veliki portreti in oblazinjeni stoli dajejo vtis francoskega salona ali scene iz kakšnega Jane Austen romana. Terasa je prav tako prijetna, mirna oaza v centru mesta.  

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You can chose different things for breakfast and they also have a couple of menus. We went for 2 different menus – a sweet and a savory.  Sweet came with fresh orange juice, a warm drink, croissant, American pancakes, yogurt with fruit and muesli and jam, chocolate spread, maple syrup and sugar on the side. The savory had fresh orange juice, warm drink, breakfast bun with Jamón serrano, ham, smoked salmon and brie, scrambled eggs with bacon and toast. Everything was on point, the only thing I could complain about was the was pepper in my scrambled eggs, which I normally do not like, but that is a personal preference. 

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Za zajtrk si lako sam izbereš različne jedi ali se odločiš za enega izmed menijev. Midve sva si izbrali vsaka svoj meni – ena sladkega, druga slanega. Če si bolj sladke sorte te sladki meni poteši s svežim pomarančnim sokom, toplo pijačo, rogljičkom, ameriškimi palačinkami, jogurtom s sadjem in mueslijem, čokoladnim namazom, marmelado ter javorjevim sirupom in sladkorjem v prahu. Tisti malo manj sladki pa lahko uživajo ob kozarcu svežega pomarancnega soka, tople pijače, žemljice s pršutom in sunko, dimljenim lososom in brie sirom ter vmešanimi jajci s slanino in prepečencem. Vse je pripravljeno odlično, edina stvar ki jo lahko štejem v minus, je poper v vmešanih jajcih, ta mi namreč ni vedno po godu.

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You can also have a small lunch in Alice and I would definitely like to go there for the afternoon high tea (sounds so fancy). I would definitely recommend Alice if you’re looking for a breakfast spot, especially if you like girly places. For the manliest of the men – you might feel a bit uncomfortable here, but hey the food is great. 

Until next time! K. 

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V Alice se lahko odpravite tudi na lahko kosilo, jaz bi se pa tam še posebej rada preseravala ob popoldanskem “visokem čaju” (oh kako “fancy”).  Alice bi vsekakor priporočila vsakemu, ki si rad privošči dober zajtrk in še posebno, če so vam všeč “punčkaste” lokacije. Tisti najbolj možati moški pa se bodo najverjetneje počutili malce neprijetno v takem rožnatem okolju, ampak koga pa to briga, ko je prisotna dobra hrana.

Do naslednjič! K.

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