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Can’t decide on where to have breakfast in Rotterdam? We got you covered! In this article we share some of the best breakfast spots in Rotterdam.
These hotspots are a few of our favorite places throughout the city where you can enjoy delicious dishes.Croissants, omelettes, pancakes, scones, sandwiches, yoghurt, acai bowls, smoothies… you name it, Rotterdam has it!
In addition, these breakfast places all have a great interior with each their own style. From super hip hotspots to lovely & homely breakfast shops, you will find it all in this list.
Did we skip your favourite breakfast spot? Let us know in the comments and we’ll definitely check it out!
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30 Best Breakfast Spots in Rotterdam
1. Breakfast in Rotterdam HQ
Breakfast in Rotterdam HQ is located in Spullen voor in je Huis (which means ‘stuff for in your home’), a second-hand store full of furniture, plants and other items. Everything in their breakfast shop is also for sale. So if you happen to sit in a nice chair, you can take it with you after you ate!
Try their delicious Avo Smash or the Chia Maddness, two of our favourites!
Stadhoudersweg 96D, 3039 CJ Rotterdam
2. Mr. NonNo
Mr. NonNo is a laid-back food and coffee bar and an great option if you’re looking for a vegan friendly breakfast spot in Rotterdam.
On their menu you can find delicious vegan pancakes, vegan breakfast bowls and vegan toast! They also offer egg muffins, delicious (melted) toasts and more!
Middellandplein 18A, 3021 BT Rotterdam
3. Williams Canteen
At Williams Canteen they work according to an all day concept, which means that you can visit them for breakfast, brunch, lunch and drinks.
On the menu you can find a lot of unique breakfast dishes. For example, choose the vegan overnight oats with peach, rose and pistachio or the halloumi sandwich with piccalilly, eggplant and pickles.
Would you like a breakfast with a bit of everything? Then try Williams breakfast. Oh, and don’t forget to taste their delicious coffee!
William Boothlaan 5A, 3012 VG Rotterdam
Lilith is known for their thick, fluffy pancakes which are not only delicious, but are definitely also very Instagrammable. Besides the famous American pancakes at Lilith, you can also order delicious french toast, healthy acai bowls, smoothies, Eggs Benedict and many vegan breakfast dishes.
The interior of Lilith is also amazing. Drop by for breakfast any time of the day, because you are always welcome at Lilith’s all day breakfast (coffee) bar!
Lilith is very popular with both tourists and locals, so there’s a chance you have to wait for a table.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 125H, 3014 GJ Rotterdam
5. Harvest Coffee Brewers
Good coffee, good food and good service! This is exactly what you can expect at Harvest Coffee Brewers. This cute hotspot is situated in the Glashaven, a fantastic location. When the weather permits it you can sit outside on their little terrace with a view on the small harbour.
The owners of Harvest Coffee Brewers have worked in the hospitality scene in Melbourne, Australia and this is really evident in the menu and whole atmosphere of this hotspot.
With tasty breakfast dishes such as Eggs Benedict or chia pudding, you just know you can’t go wrong here. Our top pick here is the sweet french toast!
Glashaven 107, 3011 XG Rotterdam
6. 30ml Coffee Roasters
30ml Coffee Roasters is a great hotspot for all-day breakfast and a good cup of coffee. The very extensive drink menu includes black coffee, white coffee, iced coffee, but also all sorts of juices, matcha teas, soda’s and ‘feeling special specials’.
The breakfast menu of 30ml is just as extensive as their drink menu, with options such as Eggs Benedict, avocado toast, American pancakes and breakfast burritos. We personally tried the Eggs Benedict and it’s really, really good! Give them a visit for sure!
Nieuwe Binnenweg 105A, 3014 GH Rotterdam
7. De Brunch Club
The name already says it, at De Brunch Club you can order brunch, lunch and breakfast all day! On their menu you can find vegan, vegetarian and organic dishes.
Go here for classics such as Avocado Smash and Eggs Benedict or more unique dishes such as the Upside down smoothie bowl and bagel French toast. They also have a brunch platter that includes their most delicious options.
Zaagmolenkade 15, 3035 KD Rotterdam
8. Parkcafé Parqiet
Do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle in the city? Then Parqiet in the Park is the ideal hotspot for a tasty breakfast. Parqiet is located in the former carriage house and together with Dudok in the Park, is one of the few spots in the Park to enjoy drinks and food.
Here you can order all kinds of tasty breakfast dishes until 12:00 in the afternoon. For example, order Le Parqiet with a boiled egg, toast with 2 cheeses, croissant with butter and jam, a glass of yogurt with granola and fresh orange juice. A great way to start a sunny day in Rotterdam, for sure!
Baden Powelllaan 20, 3016 GJ Rotterdam
9. Arzu the Foodbar Supplier
If you feel like eating pancakes, be sure to visit Arzu The Foodbar Supplier in Rotterdam. Here you can order more than 15 different types of pancakes and they’re all so good.
Whether you’re craving sweet or savoury, everything is possible. From Nutella, apple pie and Oreo to goats (cheese), peanut butter and Popeye pancakes (with spinach and feta cheese).
Arzu’s pancakes are well-known in Rotterdam, so you often have to wait for a table (especially during the weekend). But it’s definitely worth it!
Great news: Arzu will soon open up a new location in Rotterdam West!
Bergweg 209A, 3037 EJ Rotterdam
Coffeelicious is a cozy hotspot that is perfect for breakfast or brunch. They have some great breakfast dishes (also vegan!), such as various pancakes, classic avocado toast and vegan banana pancakes.
To make it even more fun, you can also choose one of the specials. These are different breakfasts that you can share together. The options are: the Morning Glory, brunch, vegan brunch or brunch deluxe. A great way to lengthen your stay!
Nieuwe Binnenweg 174, 3015 BJ Rotterdam
You don’t need to go to a park for a picknick! Visit Picknick, sit down at one of their cute picknick tables and choose one of their delicious breakfast options.
From a tasty acai bowl to scrambled eggs, and from homemade french toast to a sausage roll, there is something for everyone here! If you can’t make up your mind you can always go for one of their platters!
Mariniersweg 259, 3011 NM Rotterdam
12. Sappi Noord
For those looking for a tasty, healthy breakfast, Sappi is the answer. Next to their location in the city center, Sappi also has a great location on the Zwaanhals in Rotterdam Noord.
On the menu you can spot fresh sandwiches, healthy salads and tasty bowls. For instance, order the delicious vegan smashed avocado sandwich with chili flakes and alfalfa. So good!
Sappi would not be sappi without the well-known healthy juices. From the green power juice with avocado, lime, spinach and green apple to the hangover killer with carrot, ginger, pineapple and apple. Here you can get the vitamin boost that you really need! Prefer a tea or coffee? Of course this is possible too!
Zwaanhals 299, 3035 KH Rotterdam
13. Baker & Moore
All day breakfast, every day! At Baker & Moore you can order all kinds of delicious breakfast options, from their Ultimate Toast Avocado, to their Cocoloco Mango Chia Bowl and Sweet “Moore” Ning with a big croissant and mini scone.
Their sandwich specials are also really worth a try! Did you know that their Mr Baker Goes Asia has won the “Best Sandwich 2018 award”?
But their other sandwiches are amazing too. Such as the delicious Toast Burrata & Fig pictured above!
Westblaak 147, 3012 KJ Rotterdam
14. Op Het Dak
Op Het Dak offers a great viewpoint in Rotterdam, which makes it a unique place to have breakfast. It’s the first green rooftop in the Netherlands where fruit and vegetables are grown and honey bees are kept.
Take a seat at their rooftop restaurant, order a delicious breakfast and enjoy the view!
Be sure to read Fatima’s article with 5 hidden rooftops in Rotterdam.
Schiekade 189, 3013 BR Rotterdam
15. Nine Bar
The goal of Nine Bar is to let customers forget that they’re on a lunch or coffee break and to really relax and life in the moment. According to our blogger Marije they definitely achieved this goal. Read about her experience at Nine Bar in this blogpost.
Botersloot 44A, 3011 HH Rotterdam
16. By Jarmusch
At By Jarmysch you can take a seat at the counter or slide into one of their booths and enjoy a fresh brewed coffee and breakfast. There are plenty of delicious options, such as waffles, pancakes, eggs in any style, acai bowls and more.
According to By Jarmusch: “If your breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you should have it exactly the way you want it.”
Goudsesingel 64, 3011 KD Rotterdam
17. Yoghurt Barn
Whether you feel like eating healthy or craving a guilty pleasure, Yoghurt Barn has it all. The interior is very cosy with a lot of different seating options. It’s a hotspot where you can totally relax, whether it’s alone, with friends or family.
Yogurt is the passion and specialty of Yoghurt Barn. They serve a lot of delicious specials, such as the Crazy Cookie, Energy Explosion and more!
Oude Binnenweg 117 – 119, 3012 JC Rotterdam
At Backyard they believe in a sustainable future in which plant-based food plays the leading role. At this hotspot you can enjoy a delicious breakfast until 16:00 with locally roasted coffee, overnight oats, green smoothie bowls, acai bowls, avocado toast and many more delicious options.
Or go for the Breakfast for Champs between 9 and 11:30 am with avocado toast, mini granola yogurt and fruit, banana bread, fresh orange juice and a cappuccino or tea.
Korte Hoogstraat 14, 3011 GL Rotterdam
19. Jordy’s Bakery
Not only is Jordy’s Bakery a great option for lunch in Rotterdam, you can also visit them for a tasty breakfast.
For instance, at Jordy’s Bakery in Kralingen, you can order Jordy’s Breakfast with two types of sourdough bread, delicious toppings, croissants, poached eggs with béarnaise and yogurt with granola and fresh fruit!
The artisan breads are made according to a traditional French recipe with pure, honest ingredients. The breads do not contain e-numbers, preservatives, bread improvers or flavor enhancers. Because no dairy such as butter or milk is used in the bread, it’s also a vegan product.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 97A, 3014 GG Rotterdam
Vlietlaan 52, 3061 DZ Rotterdam
20. Vlaamsch Broodhuys
Vlaamsch Broodhuys is a wonderful place to have breakfast, brunch or lunch. Here they serve delicious bread from their own bakery.
Choose one of their freshly made Dimitri sandwiches, such as the Avocado sandwich or the Bonito Tuna. A real must at Vlaamsch Broodhuys is the platter to share, with all kinds of home-made dishes.
At Vlaamsch Broodhuys they really have all the ingredients for a tasty breakfast in Rotterdam!
Meent 8a, 3011 JJ Rotterdam
21. De Bollenbar
At the Bollenbar they sell delicious Italian sandwiches and great coffee. Take a seat in their stylish, minimalist restaurant and order one of the many freshly made sandwiches with a cup of coffee or tasty smoothie. Great breakfast, right?
Don’t know which sandwich to choose? Our favorite (so far) is the delicious caprese with mozzarella, arugula, basil, tomato, fresh pesto and pine nuts. A classic!
Herenplaats 1, 3011 LP Rotterdam
Buckwheat pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup, toast with poached eggs, avocado or maybe the best french toast with apple you’ve ever tasted… Bertmans has everything for a perfect healthy breakfast or brunch in Rotterdam. Bertmans also offers plenty of vegan options!
Karel Doormanstraat 292, 3012 GP Rotterdam
23. Altijd in de Buurt
If you’re looking for some breakfast near Rotterdam Central Station, then Altijd in de Buurt is a great option. Their extensive menu has a lot of great options for breakfast and it’s a very cosy hotspot with a fantastic ambiance. I recommend trying one of their unique stack of pancakes!
Weena 709, 3013 AM Rotterdam
SUE offers amazing “sweet without sugar” bites, which are delicious treats that are sugar free, gluten free, lactose free and vegan.
Next to these guilt free sweets, SUE also offers a good cup of coffee or tea, juices and a delicious vegan breakfast. On their breakfast menu you’ll find all sorts of delicious dishes, such as waffles, smoothie bowls and French toast. Bon appétit!
Karel Doormanstraat 372-374, 3012 GR Rotterdam
The breakfast at Bazar is absolutely delicious. And it’s possible to order breakfast the whole day!
For people in search for a healthy breakfast there is the dish with ‘mild’ Turkish yoghurt, a fruit salad and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. However, we recommend the ‘Extra Bazar’ which is maybe not the healthiest option, but definitely the tastiest.
Sit inside and enjoy the colourful interior or sit outside when the sun is shining!
Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam
26. Rolph’s Deli
Rolph’s Deli is a great breakfast spot in Rotterdam, which you should visit at least once if you live in Rotterdam. This hip, all day breakfast and lunch spot at Kop van Zuid offers great pancakes, freshly squeezed juices, tea, coffee and much more.
Otto Reuchlinweg 974, Rotterdam
27. Lot & Daan
At Lot & Daan they don’t serve standard dishes, but good food that you can eat without feeling guilty. They have plenty of healthy, vegetarian and vegan options.
The delicious breakfast dishes at Lot & Daan are served all day, with options such as delicious bagels, sandwiches, eggs and more! So did you wake up late and really need something nutritious? Then pay a visit to Lot & Daan!
Gelderseplein 24, 3011 TZ Rotterdam
28. De Bakkerswinkel
Croissants, scones, sandwiches and not to mention their delicious quiches. The Bakkerswinkel is a cozy place in Kralingen and in the city center, where there’s something on the menu for everyone. A great place for a great breakfast!
Kralingen: Oostplein 223A, 3063 CE Rotterdam
Centrum: Schiedamse Vest 99a, 3012 BH Rotterdam
Want to eat healthy and nutritious? Then Healthful is a very good option!
Healthful offers meals that you can enjoy without feeling guilty. The menu is full of juices, smoothies and health shots.
Breakfast can be ordered here all day. A few options are the vegan Pancakemania, the Rose Garden and the Pink Dragon bowl. Do you prefer a sandwich? That is also possible. For instance, they serve a classic avocado toast here, but with special toppings: kimchi and pomegranate.
Spaansepoort 77, 3011 MN Rotterdam
And last but not least: Rauwdauwer! You will feel completely at home at this pleasant hotspot thanks to its homely, casual interior with lots of plants and simple tables.
Order the breakfast platter to share with Jordy’s sourdough bread, scrambled eggs, smoked chicken, young cheese, avocado, fresh fruit, jam & butter. Or go for the American pancakes, French toast or one of the salads.
Be aware that breakfast is only until 12:00. Luckily, the lunch menu also contains a lot of tasty dishes so if you’re a bit too late there’s still enough to choose from!
Hope you’ve got a lot of inspiration from this post for your visit in Rotterdam. There are a lot more amazing places to go for breakfast in Rotterdam, but these 30 are currently our personal favourites! What is your favourite place for breakfast in our city?
Have you seen a nice breakfast place in this article that you want to visit? Always check the address and other practical information via the website of the hotspot, as this may have changed between the moment we have written it and the moment you are reading this. Enjoy!