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. 

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O težavah pri iskanju dobre kave v Belgiji sem se razpisala že v tej objavi, zato se o tem ne bom spet pritoževala. Edina stvar, ki jo bom na to temo rekla je, da nisem edina s tem problemom. Pred kratkim sem se pogovarjala s prijateljico iz Portugalske, ki me je povsem razumela. Tako, da problem res ni le v moji izbirčnosti. Sem na misiji, katere cilj je, odkriti čimveč dobrih kavarn v Gentu (in teh je, na srečo veliko, le poznati jih moraš) in bila sem zelo vesela, ko sem pred nekaj meseci slišala za Café Labath.

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Cafe Labath is not a newbie, it’s open for a couple of years and it’s known for it’s good coffee. It’s a place with a very relaxed athmosphere. The space is open and bright, or like some would say – it breathes. It’s a nice place to go if you’re one of those people that like to take their work to coffee shops, some of the tables are big enough for a laptop and you have good coffee just an order away. And talking about coffee, they have everything. From espresso based, to  filter coffee prepared with different methods (read french press, V60, aeropress). Latte? They have it (also non dairy options). Iced coffee? Also. And how’s the coffee? Gooood, that first sip of a hot coffee on a cold, rainy, foggy morning, that kind of good.

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Café Labath ni novost, odprt je že nekaj let in je znan po dobri kavi. To je kavarna z zelo sproščenim ozračjem. Prostor je odprt in svetel, oziroma kot bi nekateri rekli – diha. Je super lokacija za tiste, ki radi delajo kje zunaj, nekatere mize so dovolj velike za prenosni računalnik in dobra kava je le eno naročilo stran. In, če smo že pri kavi, izbor je velik. Od kav, ki bazirajo na espressu, do filter kave pripravljene na različne načine (francoska stiskalnica, V60, aeropress). Različne vrste bele kave? Imajo jih (lahko tudi s sojinim mlekom). Ledena kava? Imajo. In kaksna je kava? Dobra, kot požirek vroče kave na mrzlo, deževno in megleno jutro, tako dobra.

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I’m not a big fan of filtered coffee, but lately there is a lot of fuss around V60 preparation method, so I decided to try it out. I chose the Colombian blend for it. The coffee was good, but honestly to me filtered coffee always tastes the same (assuming you use the same beans) be it V60, aeropress or prepared with any other fancy-named method. I’m always going to choose the espresso based drinks first, just a personal preference.
Bottom point, if you want to go for a coffee date in Ghent one of the great places to go is Café Labath. 

Until next time! K.

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Nisem ljubiteljica filer kave, a zadnje čase je veliko govora o načinu priprave z imenom V60, zato sem se odločila za to. Izbrala sem Kolumbijsko mešanico. Kava je bila dobra, a po mojem mnenju je okus filter kave vedno isti (če uporabljamo ista zrna) pa naj bo V60 aeropress ali pripravljena po kakšni drugi metodi s posebnim imenom. Vedno bom raje izbrala kavne napitke z espressom, tako mi je bolj všeč. 
Torej, če bi radi šli na zmenek ob dobri kavi v Gentu, je Café Labath pravi naslov za vas. 

Do naslednjič! K.

2 comments

  1. What a beautiful space you have created here! I enjoyed reading your post, I could really see myself spending a couple hours in that cafe reading and people watching 🙂

    1. Thank you Liora. If you’re ever in Ghent you know where to go 🙂

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