Bidon is that kind of coffee place that’s quite new and already an established name in the city. The combination of good coffee and bicycles works. The Beestenmarkt, the square on the other side of the street was recently redeveloped, which makes this a reborn hotspot in Ghent and even more for the next couple of years. In the 60s, the Scheldt (de Schelde), together with the Lys (de Leie), the two main rivers of Ghent, were filled up here to make room for parking space. In the next couple of years, the river will be excavated again. This will probably be an even more enjoyable place by then.
I like slow coffee so I’m in a good place here. I absolutely love Ethiopian coffee made on a V60. So you can take one guess as to what’s my favorite here. Sometimes together with a quick lunch or a piece of pie in the afternoon. Behind the big windows in the shadow of a bike is my favorite spot. Especially when the sun is shining. You must have the feeling you’re in the London bar ‘Look mum, no hands’ which was the inspiration for Bidon.
If you don’t like coffee, just buy a bike, it may come with a little biscuit as well.