The Moorkensplein square in trendy Borgerhout is changing fast these days. A few years ago all there was here was this beautiful town hall and a few dodgy bars. Now there’s the popular bar Mombasa (check the Mombasa article), a little restaurant called Miro and Mokkakapot.
It’s not easy to describe Mokkakapot. It’s a meeting place, a gallery, a boutique and a workplace in one. And yes, it’s also a coffee bar. For me, it’s a colourful place with an excellent vibe: there’s art on the walls, there’s a boutique with jewelry, fashion, books and vinyl records. You can sit on tree trunks and you can be creative at the drawing table. You have to see it for yourself.
I like the jasmine tea here: it’s a glass of jasmine bubbles which unpop once you pour hot water over them. The sandwiches are also very tasty: last time I was here I had one with goat cheese and a tomato jelly. And if you want to spend a nice Friday or Saturday evening, then book yourself a seat for the ‘1 cooking pot, 15 dishes’ concept and enjoy a vegetarian and organic meal. Come here with friends or come here just by yourself. You won’t get bored.