Dreaming of Coffee: Thelma Concept Store in Leuven

Dreaming of Coffee: Thelma Concept Store in Leuven

I really can’t stop talking about coffee, can I? If you have been reading Ella Was Here for a while, you’ll know that I am a bit of a coffee addict. And so when I came across this lovely shop, Thelma Coffee and Design on Instagram the other day, I just had to go for a little visit.

Located in the city centre, the Thelma Concept Store is a must-visit if you ever find yourself in Leuven. It’s the perfect place to come to a halt after a busy day or to have a little break in between visiting other hotspots in Leuven. Have a drink and try some of their gluten-free cakes (which looked delicious and I am still regretting not having a slice) while you’re looking at all of the beautiful fashion and interior design pieces they have on display.

Since I initiately came for the coffee, the first thing we did when we walked in was getting something to drink. The coffee is absolutely divine! They use a local coffee brand called MOK, I did try this before and absolutely loved it so this coffee couldn’t disappoint. But what if coffee isn’t your cup of tea? No need to be worried! They have plenty of other options. Why not try some of their teas (multiple choices), a smoothie or some of their homemade lemonade?


Don’t forget to do some shopping while you’re at it. Thelma has some great little homeware bits and bops on offer too. I am absolutely in love with their range of Scandinavian homeware. They really have a little bit of everything; from hand soap to planters and city guides. If it fits within the Thelma theme, you’ll find it there! I had been eyeing up a lovely peach planter from the moment I walked in and just couldn’t help but pick it up on our way out.

If you are in need of some new clothes, I bet you’ll find something you’ll like here too. Thelma carries both Scandinavian and local fashion brands and find its focus in fair trade and sustainable clothing. We unfortunately, didn’t have the time to try some things on after we’ve had our coffee and hot chocolate but I can’t wait to go back in the next few days and finally try on some of the clothes!


Thelma Coffee and Design describes itself as a ‘shopping experience’. And I can only agree with that statement. For a Scandinavian design lover like me this is definitely concept store heaven. It almost feels like coming home in my dream home. I’m in love with the whole concept of this store, as you probably have already gathered from me raving about Thelma in this post. But like I said, if you ever find yourself in Leuven, do give Thelma a visit!


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Open from: Monday to Saturday, 10:30 am to 6 pm, Thursdays until 7 pm

Address: Vaartstraat 12, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

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Leuven has lots of hip and trendy places on offer so why not make it a top city break destination?

Love, Ella

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