Hot chocolate and breakfast in Huize Colette

Days are passing me by so fast lately, I can’t believe we’re almost mid January. How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? Do you have any? I normally don’t, but this year I kind of do. I would like to learn better Dutch, pick up with my French, not be an impulsive shopper that much, practice piano more, so that I don’t forget it all and make more time to Skype with friends and family. We’ll see how it will go, but I think universe will have to give me more free time, otherwise things will get a bit complicated. Continue reading “Hot chocolate and breakfast in Huize Colette”

Peaberry coffee bar

A couple of weekends ago I was in the centre of Ghent with my sister and we wanted to grab a quick coffee. I had a list of coffee bars I still want to visit and the closest was Peaberry coffee bar, so there we went. The place itself is really nice, I love the turquise color theme that appears on tables, pillows plates and cups. It doesn’t have a classic cosy athmosphere, but it has a relaxed, more upbeat, clean style. Continue reading “Peaberry coffee bar”

Brunch in Boom

A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon a Facebook page for a new brunch place in Ghent, with a very interesting concept. On their website it said you could only eat there if you made a reservation, which you could make after an invite (for which you just had to send an email), once there, everybody sits together at a big table, which gives you the chance to meet some new people. I was intrigued. Boom was not yet open when I first found out about it, but I immediately knew I wanted to try it out. I patiently waited for it to open and when they started to take reservations I quickly made one. Their concept is simple – healthy and natural. What you get are delicious vegetarian dishes made with seasonal produce. Their menu is set and changes every two months.   Continue reading “Brunch in Boom”

Cosy breakfast in Maaltecorner

I went to great lengths to get to this place. Once, when I was taking the bus to the airport, I spotted a house next to the road, it stood out because of its roof. It’s a thatch roof, not something you see often. It looked super cute and while driving past it I just managed to see a sign in front that said that they serve breakfast. Well you can imagine I needed to put this place on my have-to-try-it-out list. But there was a little problem – I missed the name. Continue reading “Cosy breakfast in Maaltecorner”

Sleepy breakfast in Julie’s house

Julie’s house is one of the most known places in Ghent. It’s a place where you get your cupcake and cake fix and that fix is delicious. So when I heard that you can go and have breakfast at Julie’s I was all up and running (well not literally, because I don’t really run). I was prepared this time and made a reservation, you can call or just fill out a form on their website. I of course filled out a form, because, despite the fact that in person I am almost never shy, I am super uncomfortable with talking to people on the phone. Continue reading “Sleepy breakfast in Julie’s house”

Coffee date at Café Labath

I already discussed the troubles of finding good coffe in Belgium here, so I am not going to start again about it. What I can tell you, is that I am not the only one with this problem. Recently I was talking with a friend from Portugal and she completely understood my struggles. So it’s not just me being fussy. As I am on a mission to find good coffee places in Ghent (there are many, luckily, you just have to know them), I was really happy when I found out about Café Labath a couple of months ago.  Continue reading “Coffee date at Café Labath”

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.  Continue reading “Breakfast at Gust”

Kookeet 2015

Yesterday I went to yet another food festival. They are all tactically organised in September. The summer, and with it bikini season, is over and everybody starts to eat a bit more again. This one was called Kookeet, which means cook-eat in Dutch, and was organized for the fifth time this year. It was an event where 30 top chefs from Bruges presented their creations to the general public for, as their website states, democratic prices.  Continue reading “Kookeet 2015”

Eat! Brussels, drink! Bordeaux

This past weekend I went to Brussels restaurants festival – eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX. This was an event where a wide variety of Brussels restaurants came together in one place and joined forces with wine makers of Bordeaux region, so that the visitors had a chance to try some good food and wine. The weather sucked, at least on the day that I went, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
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