The Cargo Zomerbar is something quite special. Only open during spring and summer to take advantage of its location right in the middle of the most beautiful park in Antwerp. Children love this place, not only for the delicious cakes and pies, but even more for the waterbasin closeby, where they can splash around in the fountains.
Once a dark and smoky blues den, today Cabron is a bustling melting pot. Around noon the sunny terrace serves as a perfect break from the busy streets around the cathedral, serving anything between delicious homemade soup and thirst-quenching beer. Once the sun has set Cabron shows its true face as one of Antwerp’s most vibrant music scenes where each week you can enjoy anything from swooning jazz tunes to pumping Latin beats.
Address: 1 Kaasrui, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium +32 4 72 27 36 16
Café Mombasa is located outside Antwerp’s comfort zone in the city’s most colorful but often overlooked neighborhood, Borgerhout. Though it is just a 15-minute walk from the Central Station, Mombasa remains hidden for most tourists and visitors. This is a real shame, as the café itself is a popular hang-out for locals, a place where multiculturalism is evident and the atmosphere is open-minded. And once you get to know the neighborhood – its Moroccan stores selling marvelous wedding dresses, the Turkish kebab venues and the old Roma theatre – you will love it forever.
Address: 37 Moorkensplein, 2140 Antwerp, Belgium, +32 4 98 52 11 94