New in Town: Lebrunch

New in Town: Lebrunch

BREAKFAST - BRUNCH - LUNCH A new haven has opened up in Gentbrugge and it's taking a refreshing approach to typical brunch fare. Owners Ansofie and Bernadette reimagined what sharing brunch with friends and family could and should be, and since December 12th they've been doing just that.  "It's more than just cooking; it's the [...]

New In Town: Coffee Cocotine

New In Town: Coffee Cocotine

Stepping into Cocotine is a surprise in the best way possible. It's part of the emerging trend of concept coffee bars popping up around the city, offering an experience, not just a meal. Tucked into quiet Leithstraat just northeast of Ghent, Cocotine really feels like a long awaited local gem. Cosy corners fill the wide [...]

13 Coffee Stops: Ghent’s Specialty Coffee Scene

13 Coffee Stops: Ghent’s Specialty Coffee Scene

Coffee competition has been brewing in Ghent over the last decade. Specialty coffee shops have been popping up in cities across Belgium like Antwerp, Brussels, and most interestingly, Ghent. In this small, progressive and charming Flemish city, a varied coffee culture all its own has sprouted up to the delight of casual caffeine lovers and [...]

The Best Specialty Coffee in Brussels

The Best Specialty Coffee in Brussels

(A version of this article was recently featured in The Bulletin.) Considering waffles and chocolate are Belgian national snacks, it was no surprise to hear that people here in Brussels drink a considerable amount of coffee and that they appreciate it, too. Since I've always had a curiosity about the cities I live in, I used my time [...]

Best Brunch and Brews in Johor Bahru

Best Brunch and Brews in Johor Bahru

It only felt natural to write an article about the loveliest coffee shops in JB since I spent so much time trying them out in our two years here! They were local sanctuaries for me as I worked as a freelancer and needed to find beautiful, creative places to write; there was never a shortage of great [...]

10 Best Concept Restaurants in Johor Bahru

10 Best Concept Restaurants in Johor Bahru

as a major restaurant enthusiast, I must admit I was a bit disappointed when we moved to Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Going out to eat is one of my favorite ways to experience a new city, but the food scene didn't excite me at all. As I spent time getting to know JB and exploring it, I [...]