The 5 best cafes for meeting and co-working in Antwerp
Located near the Royal Fine Arts Museum, this is a hotspot for the creative laptop nomads. You can check your emails while the barista prepares a perfect Illy espresso, or flick through one of the international art and design magazines. We have been told that artist Luc Tuymans likes to drop in here.
2) Kubus Permeke
In 2005, the city library moved to a former Ford garage on the edge of the Chinatown district. The architects have preserved the car ramp inside the building as a computer zone. You can also use the free Wi-Fi in the library cafe Kubus, which occupies a striking glass cube overlooking the renovated square De Coninckplein.
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A friendly young team run this coffee bar and gallery in the Berchem district. It’s an airy, relaxed hub for local creative types who come here to work, drink coffee and eat homemade brownies. The place also hosts art shows and a co-working space.
4) Friday Cowork
This relaxed, convivial coworking spot occupies a 19th-century townhouse near the Groen Kwartier. It’s a stylish, inspiring place that feels like home, with comfortable sofas, lots of plants and a leafy back garden. There’s also an office dog.
5) The Attic
Located in a handsome building in trendy Zurenborg, this is a relaxed and convivial place where local creatives work alongside laptop nomads. The bright loft space is decorated in a warm, Nordic style with comfortable sofas and hanging plants. Members also get to enjoy communal lunches, free magazines and a rooftop terrace.
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