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Mokabon Cafe

Donkersteeg 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 71 95
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
26 Dec 2017
“Best coffee in Ghent ”
10 Sep 2017
“Yummy coffee”
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Donkersteeg 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest (if not the oldest one) and most picturesque cafe's in Ghent. Very small hall with only a few tables, so it may not always be easy to find a spot, but it's certainly worth the effort.

Thank Anton K
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Must try this little place (just behind Starbucks). It is the oldest coffee shop in Ghent with very local feel to it. Enjoy the ‘mysore’ cappuccino style coffee

Thank TerryAtif
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Great coffee and I overheard people talking that it’s almost 100 years old coffee shop , very busy so the service was slow but then I totally understand that

Thank asterautgaerden
Reviewed 26 October 2017

If you want a nice and quiet, typical place for the locals to have a nice coffee, then this is the place to be. A very good coffee I had, and a very good passing time.

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I got a take-away lait russe here after looking up where to find decent coffee in Ghent. Sadly, the milk was burnt, which I'm finding to be pretty standard in this part of the world.

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I came here to eat some waffles - a site suggested - however, upon arrival, I was told that they aren't making anymore. I was a bit disappointed, but it's not their fault. Nevertheless, the coffee (which was also suggested) was easily the worst I...More

Thank DrBeerDoctor
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Great coffee with a walk up bar to order. I love the coffee here and it's right behind starbucks. So skip the line and grab a nice coffee!

Thank jksouthend
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Being from Australia it's always a challenge to find good coffee abroad. This place hit the spot! Grab a coffee on the way to exploring Ghent!

Thank Benny2535
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The shop front promises way too much... Thanks actual coffee was a let down, to top that the old lady behind the till is a seriously miserable person who should not really be working in the service industry! The two stars they have got is...More

Thank Kubair A S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 17:43 to try the waffles, but the waitress told us it was too late. She even seemed a bit cranky they she had to repeat herself in English when we didn't understand Dutch.

Thank Rune H
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Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Donkersteeg 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 225 71 95
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