Mechelen has a bustling city centre with lots of interesting places to visit, eat or drink something or go shopping. Here are some of our favourites.
Under the watchful eye of St Rombouts' Cathedral you'll find Foom, a breakfast bar in the city of Mechelen where you can enjoy a unique breakfast (American Pancakes HOERA), a hearty lunch or freshly prepared pastries. Just about everything that ends up on your plate is homemade. Besides good food you will also find coffee from micro roasting MOK and tea from Crusio.
What if we turned the beauty of a bouquet - with its beautiful colours and scents - into a delicious dish? Plates with food that looks as beautiful as lushly suitable flowers. A kitchen in which sharing is the starting point. With Yotam Ottolenghi as a great example; surprising, original, beautiful to look at, but also just accessible. Stylish and yet wonderfully no-nonsense. A place where everyone feels at home and at their best.
If you enter Cosma Foodhouse, you will first find a caterer's shop selling home-made Mediterranean dishes, herbs and wines. A little further on you'll find the brasserie with a courtyard garden. On the menu: fancy finger food, Brazilian entrecote or grilled gambas, orignele sidedishes...
Even in hectic times, De Graspoort, in the heart of the city, offers an oasis of peace. The pleasant interior with low hanging lights and dark wooden ceiling create an intimate atmosphere. In addition to the regular menu full of daily fresh products, this eatery also has a chalkboard with suggestions. The plates are well-filled and well-dressed.
Goldfish is your online kids boutique for girls and boys from 0 to 16 years. In a cool, fresh and contemporary atmosphere we combine top children's clothing brands into a unique concept. We work with established brands but also with trendy newcomers, with large and small children's brands, with Belgian and international brands, always according to our vision and values of creativity, ecology, loyalty and originality.
'Self confidence is the best outfit.' Since October 2016, we've been bringing a combination of scandinavian-inspired and local brands. We help you create outfits based on versatile pieces - cleverly mixed with an eye-catcher here and there - that can be casual for the day, but that you can pimp into a great outfit for a night out.
Pure is a fashion store that likes to combine unique and quirky for children up to 18 years and hip ladies, we love Belgian design. In our assortment is among others: Ao, Bellerose, Rue Blanche , Maan,Simple Kids, Stones en Bones aangevuld met stijlvolle internationale merken met oa .Scotch and Soda, Wild, Le big, Finger in the nose, Levi's -schoenen: New Balance, D.A.T.E, Birkenstock , Veja, havaianes
Pieter Vaes houdt van experimenteren met smaken en vormen. In de chocoladewinkel en het aanpalende atelier aan de Bruul tovert hij zowel klassieke pralines als chocolade met een hoek af uit zijn hoed. Hij zoekt constant naar methodes om creatief met zijn producten om te gaan en de smaken volledig tot hun recht te laten komen. De pralines zijn echte kunstwerkjes en worden op papier ontworpen door de mama van Pieter. Zijn passie werd opgepikt door de juryleden van Gault&Millau 2019.