Fancy brunch in Chocolato

How do you like coupons? I love coupons, I am very happy when I can get stuff for free or cheaper as usual. So when I saw a cupon for a “Luxurious brunch in Gent” I had to get it. This luxurious brunch took place in Chocolato. This is a chocolate shop and coffee place, but apart from that they also give different chocolate related (duh!) workshops. I was very excited about it and this time Laurens sacrificed his free time to join me (it didn’t go without his comments though “You do know I’m only doing that for you!?” and the like). But not even Mr. Grinch can ruin my excitement before a brunch. After it, it’s a different story and that day the culprit of my annoyance was extremely strong front wind when cycling home (FYI this is a constant mood breaker in my life). Continue reading “Fancy brunch in Chocolato”

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”

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”

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”

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”