Another reason to head into the northern part of the city! Located next to the soon to be renovated old Bergweg train station, close to coffee bar Hoofdkantoor (check the Hoofdkantoor article), you can find The Urban Bakery. A little shop where you can buy homemade cakes, pies, cookies and of course bread. They’re all traditionally prepared with natural, honest products and lots of care and joy.
In the shop you can see the work in progress (check the link for a video, in English). You can go in, buy what you need and walk along if you want to, though I prefer to sit down at one of the cozy tables to enjoy a chocolate chip cookie combined with a good espresso.
Not everybody loves coffee, I guess. Well, don’t worry. Urban Bakery also serves different kinds of lemonades and tea. No excuse not to go. Before you leave don’t forget to buy a jar of homemade jam, it’s delicious!
Hours have passed and your girlfriend is still waiting for you to have lunch. Normally showing up late means trouble. Showing up late with a bag full of freshly baked bread, some pink cupcakes with little heart shaped candy on top and a jar of strawberry jam will make her forget about the time in an instant.
A second Bakery opened at the Hoogstraat, check it out!