The 7 Best Coffee In Ghent

The 7 Best Coffee Shops In Ghent

Belgium has an amazing coffee scene going on right now, and you’ll find some of the best coffee in Ghent. The cultural hub and busy university town is a hotspot for caffeine lovers, with cute and cosy coffee shops all over the city.

From industrial style cafes to old school coffee houses, you won’t be stuck for a cup of joe in this place. Here’s our top picks of the best coffee shops in Ghent.

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1. WAY

This industrial style coffee joint roasts its own beans and also brews kefir lemonades, kombuchas and – when the sun is shining – iced teas and cold brew coffee.

From the cupping tables of their trading partners, through the hands of their own roaster, all the way into your cup of freshly brewed coffee, WAY are passionate about every step.

Best coffee Ghent

2. OR Coffee 

OR Coffee roast their own coffee and are distributors to other stores all around the country. They even have a coffee school teaching baristas the tricks of the trade. So it’s safe to say that they know what they’re talking about and serve some of the best coffee in Ghent. There’s two handy locations in the city.

OR Coffee in Ghent

3. Bar Bidon 

Bar Bidon is a fun coffee store where the owners’ love of coffee and bicycles has combined into one unique space. Their range of coffee beans comes from all over the globe, which you can have slow roasted V60 style or as espresso coffee. Plus, it’s right by the canal so you can sip your coffee with scenic views.

Bar Bidon Cafe

4. Vandekerckhove & Bar

Amazingly, this family coffee store has been in business since 1854.  It’s a fifth generation coffee business surfing on the third coffee wave, and they are experts in all things black gold. They look after the entire coffee process, from green bean to the perfectly brewed cup of coffee.

Vandekerckhove & Bar Cafe In Ghent

5. Cafe Labath

You’ll find this coffee shop near the Sint-Lucas art college, just a few steps from Saint Michael’s Bridge. This corner bar with gigantic windows has a big-city feel.

All of the baristas are true coffee connoisseur. They’ll only serve you top quality brews, whether you’re in the mood for a regular espresso or slow-brewed V60.

Cafe Labath

6. Take Five Espresso Bar

Just like the name suggests, this is a great espresso bar to take a break from city life at. They serve artisan coffee from local and European roasters and homebaked treats. While the hot coffees such as their Chemex and Aeropress are great, it’s their special Cold Brews that stand out.

Take Five Espresso Bar in Ghent

7. Full Circle Coffee 

Belgium’s first 100% plant-based specialty coffee bar, Full Circle Coffee is a haven for vegans (and coffee lovers in general, of course).  Here, your latte automatically comes with oat milk rather than cow’s milk, and all pastries are vegan friendly.

Full Circle Coffee

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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