Thursday, July 9, 2015


t'Koffieboontje on Oudegracht 92 is very conveniently situated close to all the shopping facilities yet a bit aside from all the fuss so it makes it a perfect spot for an after-shopping coffee with your girlfriends. The hip interior that the owners designed themselves surely adds to the experience of good coffee and nice cakes. Her favorite spot for sipping on soy milk flat-white coffee was on the bar stool by the big window so she could observe the life on the further part of the Oudegracht.

t'Koffieboontje is open every day

Monday to Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00
Thursday 07:00 - 21:00 
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 
 Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Speck - Bar & Grill

Speck Bar & Grill on Ledig Erf 10 was an interior design gem compared to none. The interior of the place was carefully thought of to the utmost detail combining modern high end restaurant furniture with luxurious slaughterhouse details. In her opinion this restaurant served the best steaks in Utrecht, perhaps because of the dry-aged meat concept and bio ingredients. Her favorite was Runderlende with grilled vegetables but the thin fries are surely hard to resist. The only disadvantage is that this restaurant does not accept reservations and considering its popularity, it is sometimes difficult to get a table and waiting times can be also longer.

Speck is open every day:
Monday to Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
Friday to Saturday 16:00 - 01:00
Sunday 17:00 - 00:00

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


CROP is a new über trendy salad, slow juice, coffee and wine bar on Biltstraat 1, which opening in April 2015 was everyone so eagerly awaiting. You can sit down and eat right there at the clean super stylish interior filled with school chairs and plants; or pick up some healthy food as a take-away. CROP brings fair, healthy and local products. She tried out the "oathie" -  gluten free seed base alternative to bread with cheese and veg along with a flat-white coffee with soy milk. Both were delicious.

CROP is open on Monday and Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
The rest of the week 10:00 - 21:00

More info on this Explore Utrecht Article


Brauhaus is yet another original concept space which can be found on Westerkade 30. You can not only sip on a delicious filtered coffee and have something to snack in rooms that look like your grandma's house with a hipster twist, but you can also use the clothes library at the back of the building - a unique sustainable fashion concept where clothes are being swapped, borrowed and returned.

Brauhaus is open every day.
Monday to Friday 08:00–18:00
Saturday 09:00–18:00
Sunday 10:00–18:00

More info on this Explore Utrecht Article

Kazerij Stalenhoef

Kazerij Stalenhoef on Twijnstraat 67, is a mecca for all cheese lovers. You can find everything you need for a wine tasting party or birthday celebration "dutch" style. The staff is friendly and will gladly help you to find the right type of cheese matching your wine, or alternatively you can buy everything you need right at the spot - from wines, cheese boards and cutters to nuts, dried fruits and jams.  She recommends the extra old Dutch cheeses and cured goat's cheeses along with fig confiture.

De Kazerij Stalenhoef is open every day.
Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 - 18:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 17:30

More info on this Explore Utrecht Article

Goede Vrijdag

Goede Vrijdag located on Oosterkade 1, must be the most unique space in Utrecht. What used to be a small bridge operator house became not only a cafe but also a vintage store and music venue. It is tiny in size but has a lot to offer. Almost all of its furniture and decoration is for sale. On sunny days one can sit outside on the canal pier.

Goede Vrijdag is closed on Tuesday.
Open on Mondays 09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday to Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

More info on this Explore Utrecht Article

Blackbird Coffee & Vintage

Located on the Oudegracht 222, this cute café is a must to visit. The owners of Black Birdcoffee & Vintage combined their two big passions - bicycles and coffee - into an unique concept store. The interior is truly eclectic and kind of a shabby chic. Most of the furniture is for sale and so are the bicycles displayed and stored in the cellar. She recommends coffee to go because of the cutest paper cup with a pictures of bike on it.

Blackbird Coffee & Vintage is closed on Mondays and Sundays.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

More info on this Explore Utrecht Article