Brussels seems to be experiencing a coffee revolution in recent years. New specialty coffee spots keep popping up and am so happy there are finally different options for coffee lovers like myself. Having recently started a barista course in order to obtain the relevant diploma, I couldn’t wait to try MOK, one of the latest entries in Brussels’ coffee scene.
Why so impatient you may ask? Well, I actually kinda knew what to expect. The last time I went to Leuven for this fun project, I had the chance to try MOK’s coffee both at their flagship outpost there and at Thelma Coffee & Design. My verdict was out: damn good coffee! This is the case with their Brussels’ branch which is a nice addition to the Rue Dansaert neighbourhood, home to some of my favourite spots like La Belle Equipe.
Located in an old Art Nouveau building, MOK is a nice space, beautifully decorated. It’s modern, bright, minimal and features some of the buildings original tiles (if you follow me on Instagram, you know #ihavethisthingwithfloors!) as well as furniture from Koffie en Staal (more on this spot soon). In the back there’s a small counter where Josefien Smet of Yosogreen creates plant-based snacks that are also available for takeaway. By the time I arrived the kitchen was already closed, so I can’t really speak of the food but I’m sure I’ll have plenty of chances to try it as MOK has officially been included in what I consider to be the best spots for coffee in Brussels! I did have a cookie though which was very nice indeed and also hear that bread comes from Hopla Geiss, so am excited to go back.
If you’re keen on buying your own tea or coffee roasted by MOK, it’s possible too. I quite liked the selection on offer and am planning to attend one of their upcoming open cupping sessions to taste different brews. If you try MOK, feel free to send me a picture on Instagram with the #seemybrussels hashtag and let me know what you think!
|Address: Rue Antoine Dansaert 196, 1000 Brussels, Belgium|
|Telephone: +32 2 5135787|
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