At Maurice Coffee, former actress and media figure Véronique Leysen shares her knitwear addiction with the coffee drinking world. Named after her grandpa and striving for the cozy atmosphere and warmth she always experienced at his house, Maurice has its mugs wrapped in a knitted woollen jacket. On Thursdays you’ll find the Maurice’s expert grannies ready to help you out with all your knitting questions.
Maurice Coffee & Knits, Schoenmarkt 35, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium, +32 3 202 98 59
Antwerp loves a concept store and Kim Hertogs’ Buchbar, opened in 2014, is just that. The tiny store on the south side is filled with the actress’ favorite books and serves coffee roasted by Oris from Normo. The special, sound absorbing reading room is perfect for drifting of into story land on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Nestled in between the historical docks and bridges of harbor neighborhood ’t Eilandje, espresso bar Broer Bretel is run by four brothers with a deep love of the black gold. After five years and a mention in the New York Times, Toon Craen and his siblings have recently decided to go looking for new challenges, and are currently searching for someone to take over their coffee aficionado magnet. Grab your chance to have one of the genial brothers serve you a cup on the beautiful terrace before it’s too late.
Broer Bretel, Nassaustraat 7, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium, +32 484 15 82 96
A haven to coffee purists, Normo appeared on the scene not long after Caffènation gave the city its new coffee impulse. The Normo customer takes his coffee black while reading his newspaper living room style, taking it slow like the way true blue barista Jens Oris , who roasts his own green beans, likes to drip his coffee.
KoffieKlap is a charity association, working with the women of Antwerp. Under the motto of ‘honest coffee, honest chances’, Coffee House Caffee Talk gives ladies from the red light district near the docks, a chance to gain some experience in the catering industry and offers personal coaching and guidance to get back on track. At Coffee Talk, it’s all about the human connection.
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10:00am-18:30am
Koffiehuis Koffieklap, Klapdorp 41, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium, +32 3 770 68 37