In my latest The Hague city guide The 500 Hidden Secrets of The Hague I revealed my favorite coffee bars. You’ll find coffee bars all over town, but there are certain places that stand out. Charming coffee bars where you can drink exceptional coffee. Here are 8 places you should definitely check out when in The Hague.
Yes it’s correctly spelled, it’s Bookstor without an ‘e’! Read and drink coffee in this former legal bookshop. Surrounded by old bookcases with new and secondhand books, plants, and vintage furniture this is one of the best places to lose yourself in a good book and an excellent coffee. In summer, the large terrace and the garden are wonderful to relax.
Noordeinde 39, The Hague bookstor.nl
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and most importantly: GREAT coffee. The owner imports the roasted beans from the Danish La Cabra Coffee Roasters. The aromatic, floral, and delicate taste of the coffee stands out. Do not forget to order a piece of the amazing homemade cakes, which are made with honey instead of sugar. And if you are in for something hearty, the lunch dishes are truly delicious as well.
Papestraat 11, The Hague filtro.coffee
The owner lived in London before opening this modern coffee café with jazzy vibes. He gets his house blend from a London roaster and takes the art of coffee seriously. But just to mention the coffee does the kitchen injustice: the cakes, made by his mom, are out of this world! Kaafi is also popular for its scrumptious food.
Prinsestraat 25, The Hague kaafi.nl
A coffee bar in a bike store, or maybe it’s the other way around.
4 LOLA BIKES AND COFFEE
A coffee bar in a bike store, or maybe it’s the other way around. Fact is that you can enjoy a great coffee while admiring the bikes and everything bike around you. Lola has its own cycling community. Several times a week, a cycling group departs from its premises. Anyone with a passion for cycling (and coffee) can join.
Noordeinde 91, The Hague lolabikesandcoffee.nl
When Lianne starts roasting, just follow your nose and you will find this charming place! At this coffee bar and roaster, you can buy specialty coffees roasted by the owner herself. Customers can also drink an espresso, cappuccino or latte at the two tables inside or at the tiny terrace on the sidewalk. Just coffee, no food.
Prinsestraat 114, The Hague koffiebranderijboon.nl
Surfers, young parents, neighborhood residents, they all love to hang out at Tigershark.
Surfers, young parents, neighborhood residents, they all love to hang out at Tigershark in Scheveningen. No wonder, since the coffee at this relaxed coffee bar is made with love and attention. Tigershark gets its high-quality beans from micro-roaster Shokunin, based in Rotterdam. In summer, the small terrace is a nice place to relax.
Badhuisstraat 114, The Hague
Pompke is situated in a tiny ‘coffee house’, a kiosk where labourers used to go for a cheap cup of coffee. These kind of kiosks, also known as koffiehuizen, are typical of The Hague. Pompke is still a coffee house, but after its facelift, it’s also a charming neighborhood hangout where you can get good coffee and homemade cakes.
Pompstationweg/corner Doorniksestraat, The Hague pompke.nl
Fleur’s feels a bit like a neighborhood living room, where you meet with friends for a good cup of coffee.
Recently, this tiny coffee bar changed ownership: from Eef to Fleur. But not much has changed. The coffee bar feels a bit like a neighborhood living room, where you meet with friends for a good cup of coffee or a simple lunch. The owners prefer to work with local businesses: the coffee is roasted by the Roast Factory, the bread comes from Lekker Brood and the tea from Kali Tengah, a tea shop a couple of blocks down the road.
Van Bylandtstraat 92, The Hague
Thirsty for more?
Interested in more coffee addresses, for example in New York and Paris? Check out these posts: 8 coffee shops + 1 chocolate store in NYC and 11 places to start the day in Paris .