I wanted to wait to write a post until this afternoon so I could boast a bit about my new running shoes…
I was going to buy Vibrams (or actually, my mum and dad were going to give them to me for my birthday) but when I entered the store the salesperson looked at my feet and said ‘We have them yeah, but we don’t sell them in small sizes’. Turns out they only have them for men and only in the big sizes , he could order other sizes but he wouldn’t take the risk of letting me order a pair without actually fitting them, so no Vibrams for me…not yet anyway!
For the first entry in the December Hotspot series I’d like to talk about my favourite coffee places:
Life’s too short to drink bad coffee
For a quick caffeine fix I like to go to Mont Cafe (they don’t have a site anymore but you can find them on facebook if you’re interested).
We don’t have a Starbucks in Leuven (that’s blasphemy, I know), but even if we had one I’d probably like Mont Cafe better: it’s just much smaller and cosier and they are more creative (exhibit A: look at that monkey on the cup!).
I really like their ginger tea and their lattes (indian spiced latte!) and Daphne is very fond of their hazelnut hot cocoa (which tastes like Nutella). And then I haven’t even talked about their cookies, they sell great oatmeal cookies .
De Werf is a very cosy café, especially during the Winter when you can still sit outside under heaters and fluffy blankets.
When you order a hot cocoa you get warm milk and real chocolate slivers to melt in your milk. They have a lot of tea varieties (that’s mint tea on the photograph, I adore their lavender tea) and with every hot drink you get a ‘prinsekoek’ (prince cookies of petit lu).
De Werf is also renowned for its chocolate cake (I’ve talked about it on the blog a gazillion times already but it still couldn’t hurt to post that photograph again right ;)) they also sell great bio ice cream, tiramisu, fruit salads and petit beurre cake!Very cosy and very yummy!
So, if you ever visit Leuven and feel the sudden urge for some coffee or tea, you know where to go!
On a side note: there are some new photographs on the Tumblr, feel free to visit 😉