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Mokabon Cafe

Donkersteeg 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 71 95
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“waffles” (14 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (7 reviews)
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Donkersteeg 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mokabon is part of Ghent, full stop. Located in the Donkersteeg (and you can take this quite literally), at the right hand side if you come from the Korenmarkt. Fifties atmosphere, dark, old fashioned but in a good way. Excellent coffee, you can buy roasted...More

1  Thank Gert D
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Old fashioned no-nonsense coffee-bar & shop. Do not expect flashy trendy coffee. Do expect pure coffee as it is. Moderate prices.

1  Thank lieven333
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This coffee shop is a delicious time capsule. Lovely coffee, and friendly service as if you come in every day. In fact, we did on our long weekend. Going back now...

2  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 16 February 2018

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.

1  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 18 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
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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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