It’s not quite Mick Jagger’s mouth that stares at you from across the street but the similarity to The Rolling Stones’ infamous tongue and lips logo (created by English designer John Pasch) is unmistakable. Here, the lips spell out the name and the philosophy of the café — quite simply: I Love Coffee.
(Yes, that is a roasted coffee bean those pearly whites are in the process of chomping on.)
EspressoBar I Love Coffee is also perhaps Bruges’ most serious coffee bar, serving real flat whites and single-origin espressos instead of the usual weak cappuccino with a dollop of froth on top. No lacklustre Belgian coffee here.
With the tagline “Open When Not Closed, Closed When Not Open”, it’s a surprise to discover the café is open daily (aside from the occasional public holiday. They roast their own coffee beans here and the bar is frequented by locals in the know (as well as the random caffeine-crazed tourist given a heads-up by a kind shop owner).
The place has a decidedly rock ‘n’ roll bohemian chic vibe but the owner does have a wicked sense of humour. (The urinals in the gents manages to mirror their irreverent logo, is all we can say.) It’s the perfect place to rest your feet after wandering around the canals and bridges of Bruges, as even our four-legged friends must agree.
還遇到了一家有趣的咖啡館EspressoBar I Love Coffee。
EspressoBar I Love Coffee
Sint-Jakobsstraat 10, 8000 Brugge, Belgium