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BITES

Olives - 4,5

Cheese Plate - 13

Hummus - 6

Chocolate Cake - 5,5

UNNATURALLY GOOD WINES

Hannes Sabathi / White / 100% Sauvignon Blanc / Südsteiermark DAC, Austria 

8,5 (glass) 37,5 (bottle)

Hannes Sabathi has one of the steepest vineyards (with slopes up to 57 degrees) in the Steiermark region of Austria is famous for its Sauvignon Blancs, because of its rich soil which is over 30 million years old, and was once covered by sea. That same soil has also been in his family for four generations. This Sauvignon Blanc is dry and slightly acidic, with notes of green apple and citrus. 

Terrace Road / White / 100% Sauvignon Blanc / Marlborough, New Zealand

5,5 (glass) 22,5 (bottle)

This dry Sauvignon Blanc from heart of the Marlborough region in New Zealand is fresh, full of citrus notes, and has a mineral finish. Ultralight and straw yellow in color, this Sauvignon Blanc is made by Brian Bicknell, who studied wines in Hungary, France, and Chile, before returning to New Zealand in 1996.

Gloire de Duras / White / 100% Chardonnay / Hesbaye, Belgium

6,5 (glass) 25,5 (bottle)

Never the romantic, Peter Nijskens simply decided there was no money in apples and pears, and decided to try his hand at wine instead, and immediately after set about studying viticulture. His first batch won him multiple Belgian awards for wine making, and his goal now is to produce the best bottle of wine in Belgium. This chardonnay, aged in new oak barrels, has a rich, creamy taste that is perfect for oak lovers.

Cranbrook Estate / White / 100% Chardonnay / Frankland River, Australia

5,5 (glass) 22,5 (bottle)

Coming out of Western Australia and named after a town in the Frankland River region, this versatile Chardonnay has a bouquet of white peach and candied citrus. On the palate it is creamy in structure and juicy in taste, with hints of ripe melon, apricot, and peach. Pale yellow in color and, in the right light, a tint of light green.

Clemens Busch / White / 100% Riesling (Halbtrocken) / Marienburg, Germany

6,5 (glass) 24,5 (bottle)

It is a bit counterintuitive, but sometimes you need bad soil in order to produce good wine. The vines of Clemens Busch have to reach deep in the Marienburg soil, which is full of red, gray, and blue slate, to find nutrients. In doing so, they pass on that beautiful minerality to their grapes, and then to your glass. This off-dry Riesling has just a hint of residual sugar, which adds a touch of sweetness to the notes of stone fruit.

Balaton / White / 90% Riesling & 10% Furmint / Balaton, Hungary

8,5 (glass) 37,5 (bottle)

Balaton is the product of a project, called Hidden Treasures, by the Austrian winery Moric. From volcanic basalt and calcareous soils, this structured Riesling-dominated blend is anything but sweet, and not to be messed with. It comes It is crisp, grippy, and loaded with intense white fruit aromas. It is aged in large oak casks, grown in the Balaton region of Hungary. 

Palm / Rosé / Cinsault, Grenache & Syrah / Provence, France

5,5 (glass) 22,5 (bottle)

A full, fat style of wine with ripe strawberry flavors, a smooth texture, and a little touch of pepper. This wine is smoothly textured with a light to medium body: an approachable rosé at a compelling price point. 

Velenosi / Rosé / 100% Montepulciano / Marche, Italy

5,0 (glass) 19,5 (bottle)

Angela Velenosi, when she was just 20, took advantage of an Italian government agricultural project aimed at convincing young people to move from the cities back to the countryside, and started a vineyard with two wines and just nine hectares of land. She now produces 34 wines on 148 hectares of land, and has brought critical acclaim to the lesser-known region of Marche. This rosé has an intense bouquet: initially light floral scents of roses and violets slowly become more distinct along with notes of small red fruit like red currant and raspberry. As for the taste, you'll notice the full structure typical of the variety (Montepulciano), distinguished by its pleasant freshness.

Arte Latino / White Sparkling / 50% Macabeo , 25% Parellada & 25% Xarel-lo / Catalonia, Spain

5,5 (glass) 21,5 (bottle)

For decades, Catalonia has been an interesting region for wine makers and this cava from Jaume Serra shows why. It is vinified in the traditional method, just like champagne, but using the Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarel-lo grapes that are typical of the region. Slightly fizzy and slightly acidic, it is a nice blend of citrus and tree fruit notes, and pairs well with beach reads and separatist political manifestos. 

Cuvée Carte Or / White Sparkling / 95% Pinot Noir & 5% Chardonnay / Champagne, France 

47,5 (bottle)

A light golden color. Notes of pear and biscuits on the nose. A mild fizziness followed by a soft, almost creamy taste. Ah—the simplicity of a good champagne.

Carduela / Red / 90% Dornfelder & 10% Pinot Noir / Hageland, Belgium

6,5 (glass) 27,5 (bottle)

Belgian wine is starting to hold its own in the wine world, and a big part of that change is vineyard switching from French to German grapes, which are better suited for the climate. That is certainly the case with this Dornfelder-dominated blend, which has a bright violet color and a creamy taste, with notes of blueberries. 

Norman Hardie / Red / 100% Cabernet Franc / Ontario, Canada 

9,5 (glass) 42,5 (bottle)

Yes, Canada produces wine too, and this Cabernet Franc is a great example of what they have to offer. Cabernet Franc, the father of Cabernet Sauvignon, is hard to grow outside of France because it requires a specific climate and limestone in the soil. Ontario has plenty of limestone in their soil, and they cover their vines in the winter, so they can continue producing the grapes for this delicate red wine, with its loverly notes of blackcurrant. 

Ercavio / Red / 100% Tempranillo / Tierra de Castilla, Spain

7 (glass) 27,5 (bottle)

A bold, dry wine it is less tannic than the average Tempranillo, meaning it is accessible for wine drinkers who are normally put off by Tempranillos.  It features a surprisingly long, pleasantly bitter finish. 

Oliver Zeter / Red / 100% Pinot Noir / Pfalz, DE 

7,5 (glass) 30,5 (bottle)

Oliver Zeter is the oldest of two brothers, who studied oenology in Maikammer and Deidesheim before working vineyards in Italy and South Africa to perfect his technical knowledge of wine, before opening his own vineyard back in Germany with his brother. This Spätburgunder (German Pinot Noir) has a red ruby color, light purple legs, and a slightly mineral finish.

Virginia Vineyard / Red / 44% Shiraz, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot / South Australia, Australia

7,5 (glass) 30,5 (bottle)

This is a red blend that refuses to behave like a forgettable red blend. If you are into heavy and powerful wines, this is your stop.  The wine is from Australia, but Primo Grilli, who started the vineyard in the 1970’s, immigrated from Italy, where he decided to combine the old-school Italian winemaking heritage with modern Australian know-how and techniques he picked up while studying in Australia.    

Ripasso Mariabella / Red / Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella / Valpolicella, Italy

7,5 (glass) 27,5 (bottle)

The Ripasso Mariabella, by Massimago, has the appelation of DOC Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore, and this bottle reflects the changing times at this vineyard, which is nestled in the valley of Mezzane. Camilla Rossi Chauvenet took over the vineyard in 2003, and while older wines still have the traditional labels her family has used for decades, newer ones feature things like drawings of her friends and colleagues. As for this wine itself, it has intense notes of fresh cherry, red cherry and red berries, along with hints of balsamic and thyme. You'll taste flavours of red cherries, plum and cloves--balanced savoury and sweet notes.

Poggerino (N)uovo / Red / 100% Sangiovese / Tuscany Region, Italy

8,5 (glass) 37,5 (bottle)

This wine has the Chianti Classico DOCG appellation, but is a fresh take on a classic: it is stored in a ceramic egg, rather than in oak barrels. Many Chiantis are so acidic and intense that they should be paired with food to balance out the experience, and this is largely because the wine absorbs flavours from the wood during storage. However, because this chianti is stored in a ceramic egg, the wine is soft enough that it can be enjoyed on its own, so you can revel in the full taste of the Sangiovese grape without needing to reach for a slice of cheese or some pasta. 

Livre / Red / 100% Mencia / Tierra de Castilla, Spain

49,5 (bottle)

The first thing you will notice about this bottle is the lack of official labeling, and that’s because the vineyard isn’t legally allowed to produce it according to local legislation, but since 1926 have been taking advantage of a loophole whereby they are allowed to pick the grapes at night. A Mencia is similar to a Cabernet Franc, and this one features a beautiful red fruit taste and soft tannins, and has a distinguished and delicate finish. 

NATURAL WINES

Natural wines are not simply organic. There is no authority on which wines are natural and which aren’t but, generally, the term is applied to vineyards who reject today’s sophisticated winemaking technology, and seek to produce wine in the same manner they did a century ago.  This means the yeast they use tends to be wild, sulfites are usually not added, and the vineyard’s environmental impact is minimal. 

Les Chassieux / White / Viognier & Marsanne / Côtes du Rhône, France 

6,5 (glass) 25,5 (bottle)

Les Tetes is a story of four friends (Vivien Blot, Baptiste Lardeux, Philippe Mesnier and Nicolas Grosbois) in Ayaz-Le-Rideau who wanted to produce wine that is made by friends, to drink with friends. Easy drinking and fun, and made in the most ethical way possible, both for humans and the environment. The result is an aromatic southern wine, that is accessible both in taste and in price. It is structured and well-balanced.

Les Chênes / White / 100% Chenin Blanc / Loire Valley, France

6,5 (glass) 25,5 (bottle) 

In 2013, Philippe Mesnier and Nicolas Grosbois bought twelve hectares of vines in an exceptional but relatively unknown terroir in Touraine. It’s their ambition to reintroduce the wines of Azay-Le-Rideau. All vines are grown organically and wines are produced with natural yeast and bottled with minimal intervention. It is a beautiful example of what a chenin blanc from the Loire has to offer: tense, fresh and with the beautiful minerality of the Loire terroir.

Roditis / White / 100% Roditis / Pella, Greece

7,5 (glass) 30,5 (bottle)

Roditis Mason de Ligas is made, as the name would imply, from Roditis grapes, which are indigenous to Pella, in northern Greece, where they are grown on slopes of Mount Paiko. In the 80's the Geek vineyard decided to start using the permaculture principles of Fukuoka, which means that no machinery or chemicals are used, and even weeding is done sparingly. The soil in Pella is loamy and sandy, which adds to the complexity of this sometimes tart, sometimes herbal white wine. It is hard to pin down, but a pleasure to imbibe: to me, I often taste something like Geuze beer, which is probably because the winemaker uses wild yeast and leaves the wine unfiltered. This "do nothing" approach probably costs them a lot in terms of crop yields, but the wine they do manage to bottle is an absolute delight.

Verdanel / White / 100% Verdanel / Gaillac, France

7,5 (glass) 30,5 (bottle)

Verdanel is a near-extinct wine grape native to the Gaillac region of France, which tastes similar to Roditis, but is a bit more balanced. The vineyard also takes a similar approach winemaking: manual harvest, indigenous yeast, no aging in wood, no skin maceration, no fermentation at low temperatures, one year of aging in tanks before bottling: in short, as "natural" as possible.

Meinklang / White / 100% Grüner Veltliner / Burgenland, Austria

5,5 (glass) 22,5 (bottle)

Domaine Meinklang is situated in the Austrian side of Burgenland, which straddles Austria and Hungary.  They work biodynamically and according to the permaculture principles. Their farm is a self-sustaining ecosystem full of life. The cows on their farm are honored on the label of each bottle, since cows are essential on this farm: their dung is used to fertilize the vineyard. It is crisp, fruity, zesty, and great for warm spring and summer days.

Coteaux du Giennios / White / 100% Sauvignon Blanc / Loire, France

5,5 (glass) 22,5 (bottle)

The Sancerre region, one of the most famous in France, sits on top of a series of hills and small valley that were once under the ocean, so on top of limeston marl, chalk, and flint, this brown clay soil is also full of calcium-rich shells from ancient sea-life. This elegant Sauvignon Blanc is aromatic with a fresh acidity, similar to Meinklang, but with a slightly mineral taste and just a hint of cream.  

Eden / Rosé / 80% Zweigelt & 20% Cabernet Franc / Kamptal, Austria

6,5 (glass) 27,5 (bottle)

Davis Weszeli is so committed to the natural movement, that the grass and vegetation at his vineyard grows up to your waist! Further, the animals you can find on his wine labels are also ones you can find in his fields. This blend of Zweigelt and Cabernet Franc is fresh, and light, with just a hint of spice.  

Cuvée du Chat / Red / 100% Gamay / Beaujolais, France

6 (glass) 24,5 (bottle)

Chateau Cambon was founded in the mid 90’s by three friends: Jean-Claude Chanudet, Joseph Chamonard, and Marcel Lapierre, “The Pope of Natural Wine.” The domain is situated on an exceptional terroir in Beaujolais. They’ve worked both biologically and biodynamically since the very beginning, and no sulphites are added to their wines. This one is a perfect example a qualitative beaujolais: easy drinking and structured at the same time, juicy with just a hint of spice. 

Bourgogne Rouge / Red / 100% Pinot Noir / Bourgogne, France

8,5 (glass) 37,5 (bottle)

Fanny Sabre never planned on becoming a winemaker. She studied law, until her father died and she took over the domaine. She briefly studied under Philippe Pacalet, and made a name for herself in only a few years by producing wines that are very precise, terroir-driven and pure. Working the grapes gently results in very refined and smooth wines. Elegant, pure, refined expression of pinot noir due to soft pressing and soft extraction of the grape.

Beer/Bier

Seefbier – 3,5

Orval - 4,5

Duchesse de Bourgogne Champagne Beer (75cl) - 12,5

Coffee/Koffie

Espresso -- 2

Double Espresso – 2,5

Americano -- 2,5

Cappuccino -- 3,2

Flat White -- 3,7

Latte -- 3,5

Chai Latte – 3,5

extra shot espresso   +0,5

 

Iced Latte - 4,5

Iced Americano - 3,5

 

Our beans are brought to you by 

Crossroast/Caffe Mundi

Oude Beurs 24, 2000 Antwerpen

 

Hot Chocolate/Warme Chocolade

Dark/Donker – 3,5

Milk/Melk – 3,5

Tea/Thee

Earl Grey (Black)– 3

English Breakfast (Black)- 3

Orange (Black) - 3

Steamed Zomba (Green) – 3

Peach & Ginger (Green) - 3

White Hibiscus (White) - 3

 

Our teas are brought to you by 

Songbird/Caffee Mundi

Oude Beurs 24, 2000 Antwerpen 

 

Herbal Infusions

Rooibos – 4

Chamomile - 4

Soft Drinks / Frisdranken

Fritz Cola – 2,5

Fritz Cola Light – 2,5

Fentimans Rosé Lemonade – 3,5

Fentimans Ginger Beer – 3,5

Fentimens Elderflower – 4

Water

Spa Sparkling/Rood 50cl – 3,5

Bru Still 75cl - 5,5

Earth Water Sparkling - 5,5