The cool Ghent coffee bar Clouds in My Coffee is located on a busy street near Dampoort Station. You would never stumble upon it by chance. But it’s worth getting Google maps to guide you to this spot.
Located in a former school, the interior is the work of Dutch designer Maurice Mentjes. He has created a relaxed spot with bare brick walls, mat black tables and old school chairs.
The neighbourhood has a lively mix of Turkish bakeries, vintage clothes stores and edgy startups. And if you want to spend the night here, Clouds offers a stylish B&B hideway located in the former school chapel.
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