Bocca Moka

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on September 22, 2014 in Coffee, Drink, Saint-Gilles |

Chesterfield room bocca mokaI’ve been meaning to post a review on Bocca Moka for ages, but somehow I never got around to it. This new-ish coffee bar deserves all the attention, as the brews (and the cakes) are delicious.

You’ll find Bocca Moka on Chaussée de Charleroi, near great Thai place Premier Comptoir Thai. You can’t miss the place, there’s usually a black board with funny quotes outside. It’s a spacious coffee bar with ample seating near the window, at the back, on the lower floor and in the garden (yes, there’s a terrace too).

While you can order a simple cappuccino or an espresso, I recommend you take the time to read the coffee menu and pick something new. A Japanese syphon coffee for instance, where a halogen lamp slowly heats the water and a perfect cup of coffee is prepared drip by drip. These so-called slow coffees are ‘a thing’ nearly every where else in Europe, but luckily there are coffee bars in Brussels joining the movement as well. Slow drip coffees are very light in taste, but so full of flavour. It’s a new way of drinking of coffee, which requires utmost precision and timing while making it (you’ll see the barista weighing the ground coffee!), but it’s worth the wait.

Next on my ‘to-try list’ : a barraquito, a coffee with condensed milk, foamed milk and cinnamon. Oh that, and a slice of apple pie!

Bocca Moka does great take-out coffee too, and has bagels for lunch.

41 Chaussée de Charleroi, open every day but Sunday from 07.30-18.00 (on Sat, as of 08.00)

 

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