Let me introduce myself: my name is Anaïs (30), Lou’s mom (2012) and I work at Bugaboo as an account manager. I have been living in beautiful Brabant for five years now, with Han. But as a true Antwerp girl, my heart still skips a beat for this beautiful city along the Schelde. That’s why you can find me there almost every week, cause it feels like coming home every time!
Years ago, when I still worked for Vila, a small coffee place opened, where you could drink the most original coffees and order ‘bokes’ (sandwiches). It was the ideal spot to get away from the showroom and get some fresh air.
A nice homey feeling at Normo
Now 8 years later Jens still makes the best coffee, but he’s moved to a bigger corner building in the street.
For me it’s the place to relax in one of the seats with a book or laptop and just de-stress and do nothing. The service is great – which is important for me – and every time I go it’s hard for me to leave, cause it has a nice homey feeling. Everyone can pull up a chair or you can get a quiet place for yourself.
Take your own sandwiches!
Normo has grown to be a true Antwerp hip coffee and tea bar where you can order delicious sweet treats, but no sandwiches anymore. What’s great is that you can just bring your own bokes, as long as you order coffee or tea (something a lot of parents do when they take the kids from school before they go home).
This time I had the chocolate breadpudding & jasmine tea, but my old time favourite is absolutely the chai latte. Great formula at Normo is that you can get a refill of the tea! Do that!
As far as I’m concerned by far the number 1 unique coffeebar in Antwerp!
You can find Normo at Minderbroedersrui 30 in Antwerp. Open from Monday till Friday from 8.30-18.30h and on Saturday from 10.00-18.00h. Closed on Sunday and on Holidays.