Julie Stampaert was waiting to see what her father had created for her birthday that year. When she was presented with a true-to-life dollhouse complete with the word’s “Julie’s House” above the door, a seed had been planted.
That seed went with Julie through the years, right through culinary school at Spermalie and Ter Groene Poorte in Bruges and then into the role of manager at a business specialising in pies and quiches. And in December of 2008 the seed bloomed into a flower in the form of Julie’s House – a pastry house just a stone’s throw away from the Castle of the Counts and overlooking the Leie river in the middle of Ghent’s historic centre.
When you push open the door to Julie’s House make sure that you have some money in your pocket because you are going to want to spend it. The hard part is choosing between the sweet pies, homely cakes and row upon row of freshly made cupcakes. A variety of breakfast options can also be ordered in the mornings.
Whether you take a moment out of your day to sit and have a single slice of apple brown sugar cake inside or prefer to load up a box with cupcakes for enjoyment at home, a stop at Julie’s House is a must when visiting Ghent.
Opening Times: Wednesday to Sunday, 9am – 18:30; closed Monday and Tuesday
Summer Vacation: July 30th – August 13th