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The Best Cafés And Coffee Shops In The Hague

Picture of Harriet Lawrence
Updated: 9 February 2017
The Hague is much more than just home to international jurors and bureaucrats. The city’s cafés provide them and all other residents with a place to refuel, a quiet space to enjoy a coffee and maybe a snack, before getting back on the go. We profile 7 of the more popular and imaginative cafes in The Netherlands’ administrative capital.
Buitenhof Square, The Haig |© André P. Meyer-Vitali/Flickr
Buitenhof Square, The Hague | © André P. Meyer-Vitali/Flickr
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Hometown Coffee & More

Hometown Coffee & More is an espresso and slow-coffee bar on the city’s Buitenhof square, boasting splendid interiors and an outdoor terrace to match. On the menu is a wide a range of coffee types, fresh smoothies and wines, and an assortment of wholesome sandwiches and cakes. With professional service, friendly baristas and jazzy music playing in the background, it’s hard to go wrong with this one.

Address: Buitenhof 4, The Hague, Netherlands. +31 703920870

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Lola Bikes & Coffee

Lola Bikes & Coffee was set up by cyclist Arthur Wieffering and designer Reinier Hamel. It’s a quirky hipster corner, decorated with bikes hanging from its exposed red-brick walls and the unusual combination of a coffee shop and a bicycle workshop at the back of store. Home to a youthful crowd and a wonderful lively atmosphere, quality is the order of the day here. It’s as unique as they come; nowhere else in the country will you be able to purchase a bike and an equally-good espresso under the same delightfully quirky roof.

Address: Noordeinde 91, The Hague, Netherlands. +31 6 14715854

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Kaldi Koffie en Thee

Kaldi started off with a small store in the Dutch city of Zwolle back in 2000. Today its brand has spread across more than 30 stores and cafés around the Netherlands, Belgium and China. This cafe in one of The Hague’s centre picturesque squares takes all things coffee very seriously. From exotic coffee beans and brands to coffee makers, it is a coffee lover’s haven and a great spot for a break while shopping or sightseeing.

Address: Haagsche Bluf 70, 2511 The Hague, Netherlands. +31 70 427 8355

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bijClarence Brood & Koffie

Bare red-brick walls surround bijClarence, a well-lit café in close vicinity to the Peace Palace and the Royal Stables, where you can get a good cup of coffee, hearty sandwiches, homemade soups and delicious cakes. Nearly everything on the menu will make a vegetarian happy. The sandwiches in particular, generously portioned and laden with unorthodox fillings, make for a satisfying meal. Atmosphere is casual and somewhat on the quiet side, making it an excellent place to finish some work or answer an email.

Address: Piet Heinstraat 60-A, The Hague, Netherlands. +31 70 369 7237
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 7:00 – 17:00

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Crunch

Tucked away in the city’s Zeeheldenkwartier, Crunch offers great coffee, tasty food and an all-round relaxed atmosphere. They are proud to serve organic Arabica beans roasted by Boot Koffie from Baarn, the Netherlands, themselves longstanding Fair Trade coffee distributors and importers from carefully selected plantations. There are plenty of cozy corners to sink into a book or chat with a friend, whilst enjoying a strong cup of drip coffee packing in the richness of Ethiopian Arabica.

Address: Piet Heinstraat 108-A, The Hague, Netherlands. +31 70 364 0552

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Tasty Dreams Tearoom and Cake bakery

If you’re craving an old-fashioned English high tea, Tasty Dreams Tearoom is worth the trip to the outskirts of the city. Tastefully decorated in the style of a 19th century parlor, this lovely little tea room run by Ms Vrolijk prepares homemade apple pies, lemon tarts, chocolate cakes and an assortment of eye-catching cupcakes to be enjoyed with either tea or coffee. Working exclusively with fresh products, a full high tea will only be served on reservation.

Address: Alphons Diepenbrockhof 74, The Hague, Netherlands. +31 6 22827126

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Café Blossom

Café Blossom is a great place to stop at any time of the day. Hearty platters and omelettes are cooked for breakfast; anything from gourmet burgers and salads to pasta and sandwiches for lunch; and home-made pies or quiche, accompanied by a glass of wine, after a day at work. Coffee and a variety of teas and cakes are available sll day, to be enjoyed in spacious open plan interiors surrounded with pastel coloured walls and flooded with natural light. It’s a popular venue, so expect crowds of professionals during lunchtime.

Address: Anna Paulownastraat 70C, The Hague, Netherlands. +31 70 211 1813
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 – 19:00