Breakfast at Gust

Those that know me, know how much I love my breakfast. Breakfast is my me time before the day starts, I want to have that 20 min (or longer in the weekend) when I can enjoy in my meal and read my book. I also love to go out for breakfast and brunch. I think I prefer to go out for a good breakfast than for a good dinner. I don’t know why, I think I like the atmosphere in breakfast places more. There are many nice breakfast places in Gent and last Saturday I visited Gust that opened in august. 

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Tisti, ki me poznajo, vejo kako rada imam zajtrke. Za zajtrk si vzamem čas zase preden se dan začne, potrebujem tistih 20 min (ali dlje med vikendi), ko lahko v miru pojem in berem knjigo. Zelo rada jem zajtrk ali brunch (kako bi to bilo v slovenščini – zasilo ali kozajtrk?) kje v mestu. Raje grem ven jest na zajtrk kot pa na dobro večerjo. Ne vem zakaj, atmosfera v teh kavarnah/zajtrkovalnicah mi je bolj všeč. V Gentu je veliko prijetnih zajtrkovalnic, prejšno soboto sem obiskala Gust, ki se je odprl avgusta.

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We were lucky, my sister and I, to get a table. Next time we will play it safe and reserve a table, the place was full. It is not that big, I think there are around 10-15 tables (didn’t count so that is my estimation), and that makes for a nice cosy athmosphere. They offer a selection of coffee and teas and everything from American pancakes with maple syrup, bread basets with jam and butter or salami and cheese, yogurt with granola and so on. You can pick dish by dish or you can go for a breakfast menu. When you decide you write your order on a piece of paper and hand it to the waitress. I really liked this system, because you can take all the time in the world to decide and then you are not in that awkward position when a waitress comes to your table for the third time and you still don’t know what you want (because A) you just are not good in deciding or B) you are chatting instead of reading the menu) and then you just pick something in a rush because you don’t want to say, yet again, that you need more time.

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S sestro sva imeli srečo, da sva dobili prosto mizo. Naslednjič morava biti bolj pripravljeni in mizo rezervirati, bilo je polno. Lokal ni zelo velik, mislim, da je vsega skupaj 10-15 miz (nisem štela, le ugibam), kar prispeva k prijetni in umirjeni sferi. Na voljo je izbor kav in čajev ter vse od ameriških palačink z javorjevim sirupom, košaric kruha z marmelado in maslom ali sirom in salamo, jogurtom z granolo in tako naprej. Naročiš lahko eno stvar, lahko pa izbiraš med različnimi meniji za zajtrk. Ko se odločiš, svoje naročilo napišeš na papir in tega daš natakarici. Ta sistem mi je res všeč, ker si lahko vzameš toliko časa kot ga potrebuješ, da se odlocčiš in se ne znajdeš v tisti nerodni situaciji, ko pride natakarica že tretjič k tvoji mizi in ti še vedno ne veš kaj bi (ker A) se pač ne moreš odločit ali B) si klepetal, namesto da bi prebral meni) in potem samo nekaj na hitro izbereš, ker nočeš še enkrat reči, da rabiš več časa.

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We didn’t want to go for a menu, so we just picked a couple of things and shared. A soft boiled egg with toast, a bread basket with salami and cheese and American pancakes. It was a lot of food, we almost couldn’t finish it, luckily we decided to share the bread basket with salami and cheese, because it would be waaaay to much for just one person (maybe if you eat just that, but not otherwise). And no I am not one of those girls that can only eat bread crumbs, I can handle a lot of food, trust me. We washed all that down with a delicious chai tea latte.

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I would love to go back to Gust, I liked the place, the friendly staff, the second hand vintage plates and cups and the fact that the price is fair for what you get. The only thing you should be careful of if you go there, is the fact that they only accept cash, so be prepared. 

Until next time. K.

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Noben od menijev nama ni bil po volji, zato sva si izbrali par različnih stvari in si delili. Mehko kuhano jajce s toastom, košarica kruha s salamo in sirom in ameriške palačinke. Dobili sva veliko hrane, skoraj preveč, na srečo sva se odločili, da si bova delili košarico kruha s salamo in sirom, ker je res preveč za enega (mogoče, če ješ samo to, sicer pa ne). In ne, jaz nisem ena tistih punc, ki je samo drobtinice. Pojem lahko res dosti hrane, verjemite mi. Na koncu sva vse poplaknili s slastnim chai caj latte-jem (u ca-ca laaate, u ca-ca laate – zapoj to z melodijo La cucarache, ja dobrodošli v moji glavi).

Z veseljem se bom vrnila v Gust, všeč mi je bil lokalček, prijazno osebje, retro krožniki in skodelice in poštena cena za to kar dobiš. Edina stvar, na katero moraš biti pozoren je, da lahko plačuješ le z gotovino, tako da moraš priti pripravljen. 

Do naslednjič. K.

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