Whether you’re dying for a quick caffeine boost or looking for somewhere to chill for an entire afternoon, there are plenty of spots to choose from in the Netherlands’ third-largest city. From trendy espresso bars to laid-back lunchrooms, here are the best cafés and coffee shops in The Hague.
An effortlessly cool hotspot located just outside the hustle and bustle of the inner city, Pim Coffee Sandwiches & Vintage is the kind of place that’s just as perfect for quiet coffees with a book as it is for impromptu get-togethers with friends. As its tell-all name suggests, the café has a soft spot for premium coffee, homemade sandwiches and vintage furniture. Due to its cosy layout and preference for retro interior items, the whole place has a living room-like charm. In regards to food, the café mainly serves sandwiches but has also space on the menu for salads, soups and cakes.
An ideal spot for quick coffee breaks during sightseeing excursions around The Hague, this charming café stands within walking distance from several major landmarks, including Mauritshuis and het Binnenhof. One of the largest cafés in The Hague, Hometown Coffee & More has a spacious lounge, plus a large street-side terrace with plenty of seating. Aside from americanos, espressos and flat whites, the café serves several special hot drinks, ranging from cappuccinos laced with wintery speculaas spices to turmeric lattes.
A coffee house and bike store rolled into one, this offbeat hangout lies just around the corner from The Hague’s Noordeinde Palace. There are new and second hand bikes scattered throughout its exposed-brick interior, creating a DIY vibe that’s bolstered by the presence of an in situ bicycle workshop. Thankfully, there’s still space for chairs, tables and sofas inside, which are arranged across a roomy lounge. Aside from selling bikes and cycling paraphernalia, Lola also serves excellent coffee and a decent selection of soft drinks and small bites.
An advocate of slow coffee, Filtro puts time and effort into every cup it serves. The café has a distinctive, minimalist aesthetic that’s clearly influenced by Scandinavian design and features simple, functional furniture. Its stripped-back layout matches perfectly with its overall ambience, allowing Filtro’s coffee to speak for itself. A godsend for freelancers and students in The Hague, Filtro welcomes customers with laptops but also has plenty of space for patrons who are looking to relax rather than work.
If you’re in the neighbourhood and need somewhere to chill out or refuel after sightseeing, it is always worth heading to Café Blossom. Located roughly midway between the Peace Palace and Panorama Mesdag, this cosy lunchroom serves food and drinks from morning until early evening. There are many tasty and homemade dishes available inside, along with some of the best coffee in the city. Café Blossom looks great, too, featuring a spacious lounge area draped in pastel colours, which receives plenty of light throughout the day.
This speciality coffee shop buys its beans from several different roasters from around the world and regularly adds new blends to its menu to keep its selection fresh and interesting. Thanks to Kaafi’s dedication to the craft, it is easily one of the bests spots for premium coffee in the city and has plenty to offer connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike. Stop by between 11am and 3pm to order from Kaafi’s brunch menu, which features a handful of sweet or savoury dishes that pair wonderfully with a good cup of coffee.
Kick back with a coffee or grab a hearty breakfast or lunch at this homely café in The Hague’s picturesque Zeeheldenkwartier district. Crunch Café knows its stuff when it comes to coffee and buys its beans from a fair trade roaster called Boot Koffie, which is based in the Netherlands. The café’s food menu caters to omnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike, featuring a large selection of dishes that draw from international cuisine, ranging from full English breakfasts to lentil falafels served with flatbread.