Cosmocafé opens as hatchery for the world

December 12, 2017

Artist Koen Vanmechelen opens café as continuously evolving living art work.


The cosmocafé straddles local and global. It is a small café, but it has its eyes on the world. It is an authentic city café, an innovative catering business, and a living work of art.  The cosmocafé wants to stimulate conversations. It brings the world to Sint-Truiden, and Sint-Truiden to the world. A place where you can not only meet people, but actually join in the conversation. Where words and ideas are formed.

The cosmocafé illustrates the need for diversity and multiculturalism through the work of artist Koen Vanmechelen. As a visitor, you literally become a part of Koen Vanmechelen’s art through the “art of food/food of art concept”. The crosspollination between individuals makes the world a better place. Because enjoyable get-togethers in the microcosm of the cosmocafé make the cosmos a whole lot better.


The cosmocafé is situated in Sint-Truiden at the exact same place where in 2016, Vanmechelen launched the Planetary Community Chicken (PCC). The last inhabitants also had the first chance to discover the cosmocafe.



The café is run by Pascal Vossius and Ben Elen.

More information can be found on the website;


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