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Where to eat, drink and shop in Bruges

Our favourite city for an autumnal weekend escape is undoubtedly the city of Bruges. When the largest tourists crowds have disappeared and the city’s covered in orange, red and yellow leafs, Bruges really lives up to its expectations! If you’d like to plan a trip to Belgium’s most visited city, we listed our favourites down below so you know where to go in-between all the sightseeing and romantic strolling along the canals.

Eat: Sanseveria

Bruges is famous for its well-preserved historic buildings, but a visit to bagel salon Sanseveria is a major trip-down-memory-lane, too. Enjoy a sweet or savoury bagel – our favourite is the one with smoked salmon, goat cheese, dill and walnuts – between the bowstring hemps and vintage furniture and watch the locals passing by. Can’t make it to Bruges soon? As of this summer, you can find them in Ostend, too! 

Predikherenstraat 11, 8000 Bruges
www.sanseveria.be

Drink: Cafuné

Cafuné is Portuguese for ‘the act of running your fingers through your lover’s hair’, and a visit to this coffee bar feels quite alike. Cafuné hasn’t been around for long, but the place has already proven its value in the coffee scene of Bruges. Which can be explained by their aim for high quality; the coffee is roasted in Belgium; the cakes are homemade and the charming hosts Elliott and Maaike serve you with a smile. If those reasons don’t persuade you to pay them a visit, the following reason might will: as from now on, it’s also possible to enjoy your daily espresso, cortado or latte macchiato in a Journuit sofa over there!

Academiestraat 8, 8000 Bruges
Shop: Boetiek Ruth

Ruth Niville fell in love with the building of her future clothing store from the moment she first saw it. So when it finally went up for sale, she didn’t hesitate and decided to pursue her lifelong dream of owning her own clothing store. It’s a good thing some people dare to follow their dreams, as Boetiek Ruth is one of the finest fashion gems in Bruges (not only interior-wise!) that sells sophisticated brands like Humanoid, Sessùn and Yerse. We dare you to go inside and nót buy something.

Sint Jakobsstraat 55, 8000 Bruges