“The Shack” is a place that gives you an original and rustic feel where you enjoy your favourite blend of coffee along with delicious bagels. You will be delighted to find a modern, clean and comfortable eatery atmosphere. “The Shack” with its authentic ambience offers a fresh experience away from the monotonous life. Combination of contemporary interior design and down-to-earth setting makes “The Shack” a special place where you would love to get your family, friends and colleagues to spend some moments of happiness

The Shack Antwerp
The Shack Antwerp

Inspiration behind: the food

An international person by birth, life has been a journey across various countries. With every new place came fresh habits and understanding of diverse cultures.

When situated in the United States, life was too hectic. To balance such a demanding work agenda with not enough sleep, I often ran into small shops that served coffee, sandwich and yummy bagels. These shops personally attracted me because they not only satisfied my hunger with delicious breakfast and lunch but also had a novel approach. These small shops totally satisfied the taste-buds and were poles apart from the regular fast food chains.

Inspiration behind: the coffee

My Brazil spree lasted for several months. I lived on a farm which was surrounded by coffee plantations far and wide. I was enchanted by the full cycle of a small coffee bush growing the beans that in due course reached various parts of the world. These tiny coffee beans were more than just a drink. They tasted exquisite and across cultures coffee was served in numerous manners but, what truly inspired me was the way coffee brought people together. People sat around the table, building relationships and developing a bond while talking and sipping coffee.

The idea that was just a seed blended all the novelties that I experienced and grew every day to form “The Shack”.

The Shack Antwerp
The Shack Antwerp

Settling at Antwerp, Belgium

Life is full of surprises and my journey led me to work at Belgium, a city I fell in love with. Struck with complete amazement at the busy people, the beauty of the city and its surrounding cities, I knew that this is where “My Shack” will be born.

The Shack” in Antwerp is a fresh concept that merges the pastoral with the urban feel. To maintain the authentic setting we have used rustic wooden boards from local farmhouses. I have added several second hand materials in our interior decor. These items add more to the ancient shack feeling making it stand out. “The Shack” is a unique cosy place to eat and bond, quite different from the regular glittery dining spaces. We wait with excitement and thrill to serve you with our mouth-watering original American bagels along with our special assorted coffee, smoothies, cakes and lots more.

It is just the beginning and we ardently wish you to be a part of “The Shack”, enjoying the food, sharing with your friends and helping us improve with your feedback.

Opening Hours

Monday through Friday: 8am - 3pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 4pm
FREE WIFI!

Become a Shack Member

10 coffee specialties = 1 free coffee specialty
10 special bagels = 1 free special bagel
Ask for the card on your visit!