Vascobelo V-Bar in Antwerp

In the shadow of the city hall surrounded by history you find the new Vascobelo V-bar. This coffeehouse and brasserie opened last month and has been a favourite for a perfect coffee every time I am in Antwerp centre.

Vascobelo is a Belgian coffee company that only works with organic, fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified beans and produces coffee with respect for man and nature. They want to bring a unique coffee drinking experience and indeed sophistication and style is the first impression you get when you enter their V-bar. Brass rimmed wooden tables and a big wooden paneled V-shaped bar with marble top give this place a cosmopolitan feeling.

The rich flavours that you smell when the barista is making your coffee are enchanting and if you value excellently roasted beans and expert coffee making you will definitely enjoy it here.


On the second floor is a cosy library corner with brown leather sofas where you can read magazines and newspapers while sipping your coffee. The view from the window will take you back in history.
You also find a nice selection of exceptional teas and the choice of chocolate milks with each their cacao percentage specified. The lemonades and ice teas are homemade. 


This is really an all day hotspot, where you can also have lunch and dinner and a great selection of bites to go with the aperitif. Next to the Vascobelo coffees there is a choice of excellent wines and local beers. The food menu is a little on the pricey side but all dishes are made with top quality ingredients, from the burrata to the pluma iberico bellota pork salad. 
I must come back to see this place in the evening and try some of the fabulous dishes on the menu. On Thursdays you might even find a band playing here. The menu of appetizers looked very tempting.

The kitchen is open from 8am and on Thurs-Sun they are open till late. You can have breakfast all day, always nice during weekends when you don't want to set your alarm. And they do eggs benedict, the ultimate weekend breakfast for me!

For those who want to bring some V-bar experience home with them, there is the in-house boutique where you can buy all that great coffee.



Vascobelo V-bar
Suikerrui 32
2000 Antwerpen
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