Regular readers of the blog know by now how much I love brunch in Brussels. It seems though that from now on I’ll be heading to Ghent more often on weekends as I’ve spotted one of my most favourite brunch places ever in this beautiful city. De Superette is not your ordinary foodie spot, but definitely one worth discovering if you happen to be in the area.
Located in a former grocery shop, a so-called “superette” in Dutch, this spot is another successful venture of Michelin-starred chef Kobe Desramaults who used to run the famous In de Wulf and De Vitrine (sadly, both closed down in the meantime). De Superette is a bakery and cafe – restaurant where you can have lunch or dinner during the week and brunch on weekends. I do love homemade bread and have been making my own since I attended a sourdough bread making workshop in Brussels, so I was thrilled to try De Superette’s freshly-baked bread from their stone oven. During the weekends it gets rather busy and since they don’t take reservations, you may need to wait for a while before you get seated. My partner in crime and I were lucky enough to get a table within less than 10 minutes on a Sunday, so no complaints here!
The space reminded me of hip Berlin cafes: exposed brick walls, rustic wooden tables, open kitchen, industrial elements and vintage details create a really warm and relaxed atmosphere. The bread and homemade pastries were beautifully displayed – the whole arrangement took me back to my childhood when my grandma and I used to go to our local baker every morning to buy fresh supplies. The menu at De Superette revolves around bread, which proved to be fantastic. We shared scrambled eggs with leeks and cheese, a mushroom soup with a side of toasted bread with goat cheese and herbs, warm bread and butter and a few pastries. Although the service was a real hit and miss with dishes arriving late or not at all, the food we had the chance to try was delicious and made me long for more. Our coffees, which were complimentary as an apology for the poor service, were also excellent. All in all, a great and very reasonably priced meal considering the quality.
I can’t recommend De Superette enough. It’s a bit off the city centre but worth the detour if you’re a foodie, especially if you avoid the peak hours. I actually wish we had a place like this in Brussels – it would definitely become one of my favourite brunch spots in the city!
|Address: Guldenspoorstraat 29, 9000 Ghent, Belgium|
|Telephone: +32 9 2780808|
*UPDATE: Unfortunately, De Superette is now closed.*