Belgian summers can be quite unpredictable, so when in Ghent, it is nice to have both an indoor and outdoor seating option. In ‘Uit Steppe & Oase’ they really get this concept: they serve the dreamiest Mediterranean food (such as stuffed vine leaves and hummus dishes) but also know their classics, such as lattes and cold brew coffees.
On a nice and hot summer day, you can sit outside and pretend you are in a riad somewhere in Morroco. Plants and trees create the perfect amount of shadow to relax and just enjoy your lunch or pick-me-up. If the weather gods are not on your side, you can always sit inside, enjoy the heartwarming food anyway and create the perfect insta pic, since every wall is the perfect backdrop. Think books and colourful tapestries.
To find this hidden gem, you need to be on the lookout for a small sign saying ‘Uit Steppe en Oase’ on the street. It’s easy to miss this spot but so worth looking for it or waiting a bit in line. It’s the perfect place to take a deep breath and forget for a few minutes that you are actually in the heart of the city. A true and real oasis of tranquility.