Barchel stands for Bar Charlotte and Ellen, named after the two friends who opened this spot a few months ago. They didn’t work in hospitality before but they both had a dream of opening a restaurant one day. One of them lived above this former hairdresser and when the space became available their dream started to become a reality faster than they’ve expected. Barchel is open for breakfast and lunch until 5pm – so you’re also more than welcome to come here for a homemade lemonade or something sweet. They focus on healthy food and one of the dishes Antwerp is raving about is the toast with avocado. A hit in hip cities all around the world, but Antwerp didn’t really have a place to order it yet, one of the owners told me, until now. The interior is light, with a beautiful bar made of white tiles, a long reading table in the back and even a terrace outside. It’s located on the Van Breestraat, close to Stadspark. Enjoy!
Check out: www.barchel-antwerp.com