Hotspot | Tea and Coffee Bar Jili in Antwerp

Last month the fashionable Nationalestraat in Antwerp welcomed a unique concept for the Belgian market. Jili is a new tea and coffee bar that offers a very special drink; bubble tea. Doesn’t ring a bell? Bubble tea or pearl tea is a combination of traditional green or black tea, concentrated juices and flavor beads (aka the bubbles) that burst open in your mouth. Customers can choose which flavors they want, and whether they like their tea hot or cold.

Besides bubble tea Jili also serves the best Italian coffee, easily digestible healthy sandwiches with an oriental touch, delicious macaroons from Del Rey and homemade ice cream with surprising Asian flavors.

I’ve tried some of their products during the Antwerp press days and I’m completely hooked. Jili stands for happiness and prosperity, which is exactly what I’m feeling when having a taste of their delish drinks and bites! Tip: try out the duck sandwich with hoi sin, chili pepper and cucumber *drools* In short, it’s the perfect place for a relaxed lunch, indulge in some asian-topped cuisine or just have a nice chat with friends in a beautiful cosmopolitan framework.

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 Pics courtesy of Jili

JILI, Nationalestraat 100 in Antwerp.



  1. November 26, 2012 / 7:25 pm

    Bubble tea & Eames furniture? 😮
    That’s it, I’m moving in with them!

  2. November 27, 2012 / 10:51 am

    super! had er al over gehoord, moet ik doen als ik nog es naar antwerpen ga!

  3. maite
    November 30, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    Can’t wait to try it out!

  4. November 30, 2012 / 10:32 pm

    Thanks for the comment. 😉
    Waar heb jij marketing gestudeerd?
    Oh ik had hiervoor een mail gekregen, any suggestions on what I should try?

    • Sté
      December 4, 2012 / 5:09 am

      In Kortrijk 🙂
      Wat drank betreft weet ik niet juist wat ik voorgeschoteld heb gekregen, sorry! Het was in ieder geval heel lekker 🙂

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