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Huize Colette

Belfortstraat 6, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 483 23 62 28
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
“brownie” (2 reviews)
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Belgian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Belfortstraat 6, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We saw a recommendation for Huize Colette in a local magazine and popped in for a hot drink on a cold morning. The praline hot chocolate was divine possibly the best hot chocolate I have ever had. They also served the hot chocolate with a...More

Thank katiedward
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a surprising gem for such a central location - right opposite the NH Ghent Belfort. Cosy decor with lots of dark wood and, around Christmas, a Christmas tree fashioned out of a pyramid if old books. Emphasis here is on coffees and...More

Thank smilgaki
Reviewed 15 November 2017

A cosy 'huize' or house, in a nice atmosphere, where you can enjoy a coffee, some sweets and read a book from the owner's library. 'Slow food' and 'carpe diem' feel...

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Great spot for a coffee and a book. Upstairs it's more cosy than downstairs in my opinion. All kind of books in Dutch, English, German and French. Not so far from the "Korenmarkt", worth the walk.

Thank dccaroline
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We were spending the day in Ghent and dropped in for coffee in the morning. We loved the atmosphere and all the books so went back for hot chocolate in the afternoon after getting rather cold and wet. We had the malteser chocolate which was...More

Thank Gill I
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The staff are really helpful and speak good English. The bitter hot chocolate with over 70% cocoa is absolutely delicious! Served with a small piece of brownie and a warm smile... Great place for couples and for a rest on the way to the castle...

Thank damian c
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you are looking for a cozy atmosphere, surrounded by books you can actually read, some comfy sofa's and the best chocolate in town, Huize Colette is the place to be.

Thank oana otilia S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Pleasant cafe on two levels just outside the central touristy bit of Ghent. It's quiet - no canned music :) - and has lots of interesting books. A place for relaxing, with no pressure to move on. Excellent coffee and scones. A hipster feel but...More

Thank higvin
Reviewed 30 January 2017

An authentic brunch spot hidden away from Ghent's touristic center. Love the vintage-inspired interior, ideal to sit back and relax with a hot cocoa and a great book. Do make sure to make a reservation: we've been sent away before because they were fully booked.

Thank Maxime L
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Cozy, welcoming, and quaint eateries. Went here for lunch, drawn by the name. The soup and bread that I ordered were lovely, and my partners cheese/ham platter vanished in no time. A welcome retreat from the rain, and a book lovers' haven!

Thank Colette M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Brunch
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Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Belfortstraat 6, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 483 23 62 28
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