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Coffee mecca
Belgium's first specialist coffee company, the hiply named Caffénation is the domain of Rob Berghmans, who has few Belgian equals in the art of roasting and preparing. Antwerp's other celebrated coffee house, Normo [see entry], once used Berghmans's beans. This mothership in Mechelsesteenweg, opened in 2012 just south of Antwerpen Nationale Bank, combines hippy and buzzy, while a tiny and more conveniently central outpost can be found at Hopland 46 (continuation of fashiony Schuttershofstraat), immediately next door to the lovely spot where in 2003 Berghmans started his business but vacated owing to the loss of garden access in the property's new lease. Dozens of shops and food establishments across the city serve this coffee.

Tags: $ - Budget, Coffee House

Mechelsesteenweg 16 (Britselei)
Antwerp, Belgium 2000
Meir and Surroundings

+32 (3) 6897-013
Mon to Fri 8.30—7pm; Sat 9am—7pm; Sun 11am—6am


De Biologisch-Dynamische Bakkerij 0
Mechelsesteenweg 72

Bourla 0
Graanmarkt 7

Domestic 0
Lange Gasthuisstraat 5