Normally I don't post things like this, but I had to share this oh-so-charming place I discovered by chance some days ago. Lojola is probably the prettiest coffee place I've ever seen and reminds me of a dollhouse where I would love to play the princess in.
The coffee & cake house leans, literally, at the beautiful St. Charles Borromeo Church on the most beautiful plaza of Antwerp, the Hendrik Conscienceplein. It's so petit that I already passed it a couple of times without noticing it, what is absolutely a real shame! Fortunately there were standing bright colored outdoor seats the other day that caught my eyes and lured me inside.
Inside the place is just darling. Fresh with bright colors and appropriate decoration, the perfect location for keeping a tea party. I had the most delicious hot chocolate (because I am still learning to drink tea... WOOPS!) and the sweet tooth in me had a very hard time staying away from all the delicious looking homemade sweets. There is plenty to choose from like cheesecake, carrot cake, light cupcakes... What makes the perfect excuse for the eternal doubter I am to return very often without feeling guilty.
In short: a beautiful and cozy location where you'll be pampered like never before. For all the Belgians and my international visitors who plan on visiting Antwerp someday: really, it's worth a visit.
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