Sometimes when you travel you come across an awesome book store or café or shop that you desperately wish you had back at home. That happened to me when I travelled to Bruges last month, where we went to Books & Brunch, a second hand book store slash lunchroom.
Not only does the store offer a wide choice of books you’re welcome to browse through when drinking your coffee, they also have pretty fantastic food and a welcoming personnel. Being lactose intolerant, it can be a bit of a pain finding out whether there is milk or cream in the dish I want to eat. The people at Books & Brunch were super understanding, and made everything as easy as possible. Our server even came up with alternatives, which hasn’t happened to me before. So, after some discussion, I was enjoying my grilled sandwich with ham and tomatoes and a caramel soy latte.
After the food it was time for some browsing. Their selection is what you’d expect from a second hand book store – many popular fiction books in paperbacks. I love how the books are EVERYWHERE. There are books on the stairs, books next to the stairs, books on tables, books on shelves… It’s a book lover’s heaven.
In case you’d like to visit Books & Brunch, you can find it at Garenmarkt 30 in Bruges.