Food, drinks & nightlife
Good coffee is important. Very important. So here are tips on where to get the best coffee. The Hague has many places for good coffee. From fancy specialty coffee to a local brew; every neighbourhood has its own (hidden) coffee hotspots. Below are the top 10 spots where locals -as they call them- 'do bakkies'.
'If there is anything typical for The Hague, it is Bodega de Posthoorn'. Bodega De Posthoorn has been a household name in The Hague for years. A special café on the stately Lange Voorhout where artists, journalists, politicians, business people, tourists and expats have met for years. And ministers still enjoy having a cup of coffee here!
On Noordeinde in the cosy Hofkwartier quarter you will find Lola Bikes & Coffee. The name gives it away: this is where bikes and coffee come together. Lola's is a real meeting place for cycling and bike fanatics. But even if you don't like pedalling, you are of course very welcome here!
Where else but in the trendy Zeeheldenkwartier can you find this exclusive and fancy coffee bar. Drinking coffee here is an experience. You choose your own type of bean after the barista carefully informs you about the different varieties. The coffee is high-quality, sustainable and fair trade. This makes it taste even better.
Since 1932, Florencia has been a household name in The Hague. Florencia, also known as the living room of The Hague, may not be the best place for coffee (although it is nice and cheap) but it is a very nice place and should be part of any visit to The Hague. Here you will find the real locals meeting on the terrace for a cappuccino, a real Italian ice cream and a tall tale.
Two ex-bankers (thankfully) followed their passion and gave The Hague Hop and Stork! In a fantastic location at the entrance to the Passage, you'll enjoy the tastiest coffee. They also make delicious artisanal chocolate there. Opt for a tasting; coffee (or tea) with different chocolates.
JoeJoe is the coffee bar of Roast Factory, a coffee roastery in The Hague. Tip: Have a warm cardamom roll with your bakkie. At JoeJoe it is spacious and light so also a nice place to work on your laptop.
Tigershark Coffee is a Scheveningen hotspot run by baristas and surfers. Even non-surfers feel at home here. There is a nice laidback vibe as you would expect from surfers. The baristas serve delicious specialty coffee from special coffee roasters, brewed with love and patience.