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”

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”

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”

Simon Says coffee house

One of the things you miss when you move to a new city is knowing where to go for a good coffee, or a good cake, or the atmosphere, to relax, meet with friends. When I first went out to a random place to get a cup of coffee here in Belgium it was really not good, planely it sucked. Since then I learned, that you have two extremes – you have places where they only serve a wannabe coffee (very diluted filtered coffee) and then you have places where they take their coffee business to the next level, where you can choose not only the mix and origin of your coffee, but also the preparation method such as espresso, french press, aeropress and V60, whatever you or your wallet fancies. Continue reading “Simon Says coffee house”