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The Coffee Link (Internet Cafe)

The Coffee  Link next to the Memling Museum Photo, Bruges, Belgium

Bruges may strike most visitors as a medieval theme park, but all the "mod" conveniences are available at The Coffee Link, a wood-floored & panelled cafe at Mariastraat 38 in the complex known as Old St. John's where the old hospital of that name was until it became a museum. This complex also includes the Memling Museum which was closed when we visited but due to re-open after extensive renovation in time for Bruges's big year-2002.

One of the nicest internet cafes we visited on our trip,this spacious cafe has 18 ASL speed with LCD screens at a cost of 1.24 euros for the first 15 minutes,& then .07 euros per minute thereafter.Away from the front circle of computers, in the back of the cafe, are several tables at which you can be served a wide variety of drinks(over 50 kinds of coffee, 15 kinds of beer, a dozen apertifs or harder drinks like whiskey, cognac or vodka, along with a variety of chocolates & teas.) A most congenial place to check your e-mail or just enjoy a quiet sit with an unusual drink, this cafe's closeness to the main tourist spots makes it a convenient place to stop for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up after shopping or sight-seeing. Their well-designed web site is www.thecoffeelink.com

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