MOK was a good reason to visit Leuven for a heavenly-roasted coffee lover, until they opened in 2016 a second MOK in Brussels. Coffee aficionados, rejoice! They of course chose trendy Antoine Dansaert street for their cafe, adding another great place to hang out in the St-Catherine neighbourhood. As a self-proclaimed coffee snob, I like hanging out at MOK Coffee Roastery because of their excellent coffee, but also because of their open-space cafe that feels modern and industrial (so modern they don’t even take cash, just cards).
I like MOK’s hanging plants in the food preparation section, their limited but super fresh pastry selection with good food (avocado toast, although a cliché, is delightful, and so are their seasonal smoothies), the seating around the floating central, which makes the place more social-oriented and less about computers everywhere, and the niceness of the trendy (and cute!) baristas.
When I go to MOK Specialty Coffee Roastery, I also like to pick up a bag of coffee for my house, which I would argue is the best price-to-goodness ratio in the city. It’s also a great stop before/after a walk alongside the Zinneke, or for a caffeine boost during a shopping spree around St-Catherine.