No matter where our wanderlust lies, or how we travel to get there, we will always need food for sustenance. Here are a few of my favourite places, the ones I always return to whenever the opportunity presents itself.
BREAKFAST: Harbour Lights Cafe, Hobart, Australia
A good breakfast sets any holiday maker up for a great day & Harbour Lights Cafe is worth a morning visit. Known for its Italian dining this cosy cafe, located by the Brooke St Pier, is a winner in both food & service. Housed in a building from the 1800's its tables are spread over two levels as well as outside overlooking the harbour.
Rugged up on a sunny winters morning we sat outside & enjoyed a hearty bacon & egg breakfast with strong fresh coffee. The cafe was bustling even at this early hour yet the service was welcoming, quick & efficient. This popularity is evidenced by the quality of the food & here you will find bacon & eggs cooked to perfection as well as sweet & healthy breakfast choices on offer.
LUNCH: Mormors, Copenhagen, Denmark
Located near Amalienborg castle this is the coziest place in Copenhagen & I absolutely love its quirky atmosphere! Mormor translates into grandmother and stepping inside this cafe, with its wonderful & unique decor, felt just like visiting my own grandmother. Created by the love of good coffee & serving delicious sandwiches & scrumptious home made cakes I felt totally relaxed sitting at the window enjoying a club sandwich & hot chocolate whilst people watching. The Danes are incredibly friendly people which typifies the service here and you'll find plenty of space, either on a stool at the window overlooking the street, or at a table, where you can really appreciate the cafe's wonderfully nostalgic interior.
DINNER: 't Paradijs Van Wenemaar, Ghent, Belgium
Without doubt the best steak I have ever eaten was found here in the Flemish city of Ghent. This brasserie, serving French-Belgium cuisine, has an extensive food & wine menu & is located opposite the imposing Gravensteen Castle. The chef uses a "Josper", a closed charcoal oven that does wonders for the taste & aroma of the top quality produce it cooks. Served with the classic Belgium frietjes (fries) my steak was so fresh & succulent it truly was a taste like no other. Open for lunch or dinner with outdoor seating if weather permits I strongly suggest you book online so as not to miss out on this delicious experience when visiting the wonderful city of Ghent. .