If, like most people, you can't live without coffee, chances are you'll have at least one cup in the morning when you head out the door. But often that is nowhere near enough. Fortunately, there are plenty of coffee shops in Rotterdam on your way to the office where you can get “coffee to go”. But that's what makes choosing so difficult! Because what are the best places for a delicious coffee to go in Rotterdam? We're going to tell you! So grab your reusable coffee cup and hit the town!
1. NOC NOC
Delicious coffee, a super cool atmosphere and a pleasant, cool ambiance. That is what you will find at NOC NOC. NOC NOC – which stands for 'No Ordinary Coffee' 'Not Only Coffee'. You can find this place for coffee to go at Botersloot 28A, just behind the Blaak in the Maagd van Holland Quarter. They not only serve a delicious coffee to go in different variants, but also enjoying a cup of coffee on site is one of the possibilities. It's a good place inside. There is a lot of light through the large windows. And you can work ideally at the large tables. With enough sockets and good WiFi, it can sometimes happen that you stay here longer than planned and that your coffee to go becomes a coffee to stay.
Coppi is located on Bergweg in North Rotterdam, in the Hofbogen on the corner of Eudokiaplein: a unique coffee shop. What makes Coppi so unique, we hear you ask? Well, we'll tell you. Besides the fact that you can get delicious coffee to-go, you can also go there if you want to buy a bicycle or have it made……… That was probably the last answer you expected. Coppi originated from a passion for cycling and catering. The two merge seamlessly at this coffee shop, as the name (which refers to the cyclist Fausto Coppi) suggests. While bicycles from the neighborhood are being repaired in the workshop, you are sitting three meters away enjoying your coffee and cake. You can also go here for exclusive (bicycle) products.
3. Man with Glasses
You can find real tasty Rotterdam coffee at Man met Bril in the Agniesebuurt at Vijverhofstraat 70. Here you not only get the best coffee to go, you can also buy the coffee beans themselves since they also roast the beans themselves. It's all about coffee here. If you are here, a filter flight coffee is highly recommended. You get three different filter coffees from other countries and an explanation about the differences between these coffees. It's a fun way to improve your coffee knowledge and enhance your taste.
Looking for a place for a tasty soy latte, flat white or cappuccino? Right in the center, at Schiedamse vest 146, you will find Hopper. Bring your reusable coffee cup and get the most delicious coffee creations you can imagine. Would you rather stay here a little longer? Even then, of course, no problem. Inside there is enough space and outside there is a terrace. There are also various cookies and brownies available.
5. Urban Espresso Bar (UEB)
The Urban Espresso Bar is a nice (work) place to get coffee and drink. Especially when the sun is shining it is pleasant to sit outside on the terrace. In the morning it is often busy here with freelancers who come to get a cup of coffee. You can order a nice cup of coffee from freshly ground Rotterdam beans. There is real Rotterdam coffee, namely Giraffe and it is served here. The coffee tastes delicious and is made from the finest coffee beans from Central and South America, Africa and Indonesia. You will find the Urban Espresso Bar at Nieuwe Binnenweg 263.
6. Harvest Coffee Brewers
Harvest Coffee Brewers is one of the best coffee spots in Rotterdam. The owners of Harvest Coffee Brewers used to work in Melbourne, where making coffee is considered an art. With this experience and expertise, they returned to Rotterdam to set up a coffee bar as they know it in Melbourne: with delicious food and the perfect cup of coffee. Located in the Oude Haven in Rotterdam, you can look out over the old ships while enjoying a nice cup of coffee. Prepared with love by a good barista. Drink a delicious espresso of Colombian origin here. Harvest Coffee serves 4 different coffees a day. 2 filter coffee and 2 espresso coffee. Do you order a Batch Brew? Then you have a free refill! The coffee here is really delicious: are you looking for a coffee place in Rotterdam center? Then Harvest Coffee Brewers in the Oude Haven is the place to go!
7. Lebkov & Sons
The best place for coffee to go is of course at Rotterdam Central. At Lebkov & Sons you get a delicious cup of coffee to wake up with on the train on your way to work. But don't just go to this cool coffee shop for coffee to go. Lebkov & Sons is also a cozy (work) place. You can drink a delicious cup of coffee here in peace. This place is suitable for both indoor and outdoor seating. Inside there is also an upper floor. Often people work here with headphones on and a nice cup of coffee next to the laptop. The coffee here is very good! Lebkov & Sons is a must-go if you fancy coffee at Rotterdam Central.
8. Nine bar
In one of the nicest parts of Rotterdam, called the MaHo quarter, you will find the coffee shop Nine Bar. If you're browsing and sniffing around in the nice boutiques and cafes you'll find here, you'll probably want a delicious cup of coffee at some point. In the Nine bar you can drink delicious cappuccinos, iced coffees, americanos and lattes. In addition, they also serve tea, smoothies and other hot and cold drinks. Sit outside and enjoy your drink! You will find the Nine bar at Botersloot 44A.
9. Holy beans
Heilige Boontjes is a coffee shop on the Eendrachtsplein in Rotterdam. This is a coffee bar with a story. This toko originated from a reintegration project. In the center of the city, this building stands prominently next to you when you exit the Metro. The small patio tables and chairs outside give you an almost French feeling. Not just in spring or summer. No, these tables are always there and inviting, it turns out. People regularly enjoy their first cup of coffee of the day here, even in winter.
In the catering section, the industrial look is particularly striking and you see people working behind their laptops, catching up, or having a consultation or meeting planned. Every time you will be welcomed here with a warm greeting. A greeting and attention that many a shop or catering employee could learn something from. In most cases you will not get further than the catering section, but if you can ever get a tour from Rodney – co-initiator and director of the foundation – do it! This is an absolute must!
The police once had a branch here and much of it has been left intact on the upper floors. Scattered throughout the building are photos of the young people who participate or took part in the project, and their special stories will touch you. When you get to the top of the building at the roastery and see the cell block and the very small air space, you feel and see the power of this project in this building.
Do you want to support the Holy Beans? You do this by, in addition to the delicious cup of comfort to go and your breakfast or lunch, also using the Holy beans at home or at the office, in order to put this Rotterdam coffee on the map and contribute to new opportunities for these young people and a even more beautiful Rotterdam. Just because of this great initiative you would get your coffee to go in Rotterdam here every day, wouldn't you?!
10. Always nearby
As we mentioned earlier in this blog, Rotterdam has its own coffee brand called Giraffe. It goes without saying that another coffee shop that serves the Rotterdam coffee brand should not be missed. Many a rotterdammer who has taken this brand to their heart will send you to "Always nearby".
It is an open, light and hip place where green plants create a modern atmosphere. The greenery of the plants, the seating areas and the large wooden "tree" provide a hip, relaxed atmosphere. Upstairs are two houses where you can sit if you need more privacy. There is plenty of choice: you can swing, work at a long table... or just sit on the terrace in the sun. You can find Always nearby at Weena 709.