A day in Gent
Although for a small city, Antwerp has so much to offer, it would be prudent not to take advantage of the excellent railway connections to visit other cities. So the Sunday of our trip, we escaped the city heat for slight respite of Gent, just an hour away via the stunning Antwerp centraal station, which is worth a visit or three in it's own right.
First stop was Huize Colette for breakfast with less wasps than Antwerp. This is like stepping into someone's house, complete with book shelves and nooks that has just opened their front room to the public. The place takes their coffee seriously so buy now I know all I need in Belgium is croissants & bread which here came with almighty assortment of jams and spreads.
Our first coffee shop intake was Take Five followed by my preference, Peaberry where they instruct you to filter your coffee, not your dreams. In between we were so delighted with the originality of Otomat pizza we immediately looked to see if they had other branches. Unusual for me as pizza is a last resort usually, just after burgers, but we've had some good experiences recently. The Tom Selleck was the most intriguing menu item but I went for the absolutely ace Ritmo de la Nacho. It was still delicious when we had the last couple of slices cold for supper.