Thanks to the many specialised coffee bars and cafés in the city finding a perfect cup of java is rarely difficult whilst in Utrecht. Besides offering perfectly balanced flat whites, espressos and aero presses, most of these establishments are located inside or nearby centuries-old buildings associated with Utrecht’s long history.
Known as KEEK for short, Kunst en Eerlijke Koffie is located on a small street behind Oudegracht canal and lies roughly 100 meters away from the city’s Centraal Museum. Besides serving excellent coffee, KEEK offers lunchtime meals such as fresh quiches, pies and soup. KEEK also runs another nearby takeout establishment called de Keuken van KEEK that sells an even larger selection of delicious pastries.
As 30ml actually roasts all of its own coffee beans on site its brews are always ridiculous fresh and delicious. It has a reasonably large seating area inside and a small terrace just outside its entrance. Whilst it is certainly worth sampling one of 30ml’s coffees while visiting the roasters, it is also possible to purchase their beans by the bag-full for home brewing.
By combining together all the charms of a coffee house and wine bar, the team behind Talud9 has created one of the most unique hangouts in the entire city. There’s over 50 bottles of wine available inside as well as numerous coffee blends that are produced by a nearby roaster called Boot Koffie. Talud9 is housed inside a particularly noteworthy building that was once owned by a local bishop named Adrianus who eventually became the first and only Dutch pope.
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