We found De Kulminator before its 8pm Monday opening and decided to find a place to eat while we waited. It was raining out, and Zeppos was the closest place around.
I'm not sure if it was the rain or the food, but the place was pretty full. We ended up sitting at the rear, next to the door leading to the restrooms, & within eyesight of the kitchen.
Once seated, it didn't take long for what appeared to be the gentleman 'running the show' to show up. There was a brief menu on the tables, but we were also interested in the specials. Our host graciously brought the specials board all the way from the front of the restaurant to the rear, where he proceeded to translate & explain every dish for us.
I had a really nice turkey sandwich, Joan had a Flemish stew (beef based), and another of our party had the chicken stew. All in all the food was tasty, the atmosphere enjoyable, and the service commendable.
In my opinion then, it wasn't the rain that filled the place up, but the quality of the establishment.
Favorite Dish: I had a really good turkey sandwich, with a slab of smoked turkey on it. The wife's stew was rather good too.
Everything that was served around us definitely looked good also.
Lively restaurant/café in a nice square (Mechels plein). Sometimes tends to get to crowdy. If you can't stand a room full of cigarette-smoke, be sure to head for the tables outside.
Favorite Dish: Limited choice and no haute-cuisine, but something to smoothly fill your estomac.
Anno 2004 the Mechelse Plein, the nice square right in front of K. Zeppos is still under construction so you might miss this place passing by. It is not so far from the Meir and Wilde Zee.
It is a very nice little pub, can be smoky, where you can have a hot soup, a salade, a warm or cold dish.
It is known for the would-be artist or artist-in-spe coming here as the theatre/actor school of Antwerp is just around the corner.
Probably to honour one of the ex-students who made it on television and theatre, they named if after a figure in a famous youth series on television in the late 60ties.
Favorite Dish: Snacks, soup with bread...
Picture taken on the big Antwerp VT meeting in 2003
You can find more pictures at my fotki albums.
Zeppos (Full name Kapitein Zeppos) is a great place to get a bite to eat in Antwerp. It's basically a pub that also serves dinner. You can choose from a couple of simple dishes like pasta, sandwiches, stew and steak. You don't go there for a 3-course meal, but if you don't care for a starter or a dessert, this is a great place to have dinner. The prices are a bit on the pricy side, but the food is well prepared and delicious.
Favorite Dish: I had the pasta pesto, which was simple, but fingerlicking good. The bread that's served with the meals is also delicious.
A eetcaf? where you would dine with past and wanna-be stars.
A place for drinking and light meals.
K. Zeppos is a character of a TV series in the 60s. When you enter the room, you wouldn't miss his poster hanging on the wall. I learnt that when I said to Dannie that the poster reminded me of Tino Rossi (French crooner). No, it was K. Zeppos.
Plus the place is reported to be a joint for young things who would like to be actors...
Favorite Dish: Cheese croquette was not bad.
The soup seems yummy too according to my neighbour.
My experience there is limited to hot drinks though. Tea and warm chocolate.
It was our first joint (though some of us had drinks in a pub on groenplaats while waiting for the start of the tour).
K.Zeppos is a eetcafé, which means drinks and light meals.
The name comes from a childrens tv serie in the 60´s. A big picture of Kapitein Zeppos is on the wall.