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There are so many nice hotspots for a delicious lunch in Rotterdam, but sometimes you just need some help to pick the right spot. To help you out, we’re sharing our favorite lunch spots in Rotterdam. There’s something for everybody!
For example, do you crave a savory lunch? Then there are enough spots in Rotterdam for delicious sandwiches, toasts, eggs, pizza’s and more. Or do you prefer something sweet? That is also possible: from fluffy pancakes to healthy smoothie bowls.
There is something for everyone in Rotterdam… Check out these 45 great lunch spots in Rotterdam!
45 Great lunch spots in Rotterdam
Of course Guliano’s should not be missing from this list. It’s a favourite lunch spot for many people in Rotterdam! That’s why you often have to stand in line to get a table at their location on the Meent, especially at lunchtime. But it’s definitely worth it!
At Guliano’s in Rotterdam you can eat the tastiest Italian sandwiches, made in a New York style. On their menu you’ll find, among other things, the delicious truffle egg salad sandwich or the sandwich special Nero Malto with buffalo mozzarella, parmesan cheese, arugula, sun-dried tomato and pesto.
Not in the mood for a sandwich? Even then you can go to Guliano’s. They also serve salads, soups and antipasti. In addition to their famous location on the Meent, they now also have a location next to the Erasmusbridge!
Meent 31A, 3011 JC Rotterdam
Zalmstraat 9, 3016 DS Rotterdam
2. Arzu The Foodbar Supplier
Arzu is a must-visit for breakfast in Rotterdam, brunch and lunch! On their menu you can find all kinds of delicious pancakes. You can choose from 18 amazing creations, from the sweet Berry Banana and Red Velvet pancakes to the savoury Humus and Say Cheese pancakes. Do you eat plant based or follow a gluten-free diet? Simply tell the staff and they will assist you!
Did you know that Arzu also offers delicious sandwiches? The tasty Mozzarella sandwich, Sweet Peanutbutter sandwich or the Roasted Eggplant sandwich are all recommended! In addition, they also have healthy oatmeal dishes and serve eggs in any style you like. Enough choice for a delicious lunch in Rotterdam!
Bergweg 209A, 3037 EJ Rotterdam
Hopper has two beautiful locations, one in the North and one in the center of the city. It is a coffee bar in Rotterdam, where they serve delicious coffees, but also juices and other hot drinks such as tea, chai lattes and more.
Hopper is also a nice place for lunch. Check their chalkboard to see what is on the menu that day. Usually they serve dishes such as a nice soup, bruschettas and toasties. It always tastes super fresh and the food is always full of flavour!
Schiedamse Vest 146, 3011 BG Rotterdam
Zwaanhals 474, 3035 KS Rotterdam
4. 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.
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
5. By Ami
By Ami has a beautiful concept and a beautifully decorated restaurant. The menu is a real mix of multiple kitchens, in which you are always served organic and sustainable products. In addition to a wide choice of lunch dishes, dinner dishes, bites, desserts and vegetarian/vegan options, you can also enjoy a high gin, high wine or high beer here. Sounds good right?
Antoine Platekade 983, 3072 ME Rotterdam
6. Jordy’s Bakery
Jordy’s Bakery is a great option for lunch and they have two locations in Rotterdam! Many locals are familiar with Jordy’s Bakery and especially with the delicious bread that they sell here. You really taste the quality and the passion they have for the craft.
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.
This all makes Jordy’s Bakery the perfect spot for a freshly made sandwich during lunch!
Nieuwe Binnenweg 97A, 3014 GG Rotterdam
Vlietlaan 52, 3061 DZ Rotterdam
7. Sappi Noord
For those looking for a tasty, healthy lunch, 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
Enjoy lunch with a beautiful view at Aloha! At this unique location they have various delicious lunch classics. On their lunch menu you can find the delicious, vegetarian Oyster mushroom croquettes with bread and mustard, the soup of the season with Vlaamsch Broodhuys bread and the Brioche with Aloha fried chicken, miso, kimchi and fries.
They also have small dishes that are fun to share, such as the Pulled Oyster mushroom with oyster mushrooms from Rotterzwam (pictured left). Delicious!
Maasboulevard 100, 3063 NS Rotterdam
9. 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. You can also choose from grilled sandwiches, salads and soups. Their drinks menu is also nice and extensive, with coffee, tea, soft drinks, beers, wines and much more.
A real must at Vlaamsch Broodhuys is the platter to share, with all kinds of home-made dishes!
Meent 8a, 3011 JJ Rotterdam
10. 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. It’s a great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch, with great dishes such as the Savoury French Toast, Veggie Sandwich and the classic Eggs Benedict.
Glashaven 107, 3011 XG Rotterdam
11. 30ml Coffee Roasters
30ml Coffee Roasters is a perfect all day breakfast place in Rotterdam. In addition to breakfast classics such as the Eggs Benedict, croissants, or American pancakes, they also have delicious lunch dishes here. We recommend the Tiny Toast with avocado spread. Or go for one of their grilled cheese sandwiches.
In need of a good cup of coffee? Even then, 30ml Coffee Roasters is the right choice for you. Almost any type of coffee you can possibly think of is on their drinks menu: black coffee, white coffee, iced coffee. Not a coffee fan? They also have all kinds of juices, matcha tea, soft drinks and special specials such as the Drop dead by Oreos.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 105, 3014 GH Rotterdam
12. 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 delicious lunch!
Oostplein 223A, 3063 CE Rotterdam
Schiedamse Vest 99a, 3012 BH Rotterdam
It’s always time for pizza! If you’re currently craving pizza, Sugo is a good lunch spot for you. At Sugo you can order pizza per slice. For lunch they recommend ordering 1.5 to 2 slices!
Which delicious pizza toppings do they have at Sugo? There are meat and fish options, but also plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, such as the classic Margherita, Quattro Formaggi or the Arrabiata. In addition to pizza slices, they also have various salads, entrees and desserts here.
It is also possible to order a pizza platter with different pizza toppings! Nice to share with a larger group.
Craving pizza after reading this? Read our article about the best hotspots to eat pizzas in Rotterdam.
Westblaak 87, 3012 KG Rotterdam
Aert van Nesstraat 20, 3012 CA Rotterdam
Bertmans is the ideal hotspot for brunch or lunch! Do you fancy a breakfast dish in the afternoon? From 11:30 you can join Bertmans for the all day brunch, with delicious options such as French toast, goat cheese toast and egg and avocado toast. Or order a delicious soup, salad or burger. There are also a lot of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.
Karel Doormanstraat 292, 3012 GP Rotterdam
15. Op Het Dak
Op Het Dak is a great rooftop restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch. They have dishes to share that you can order throughout the day, with fish, vegetarian and vegan options.
Recommended is the Shakshuka with two eggs, chard, feta by Booij with bread and za’atar. Or opt for the Tempeh on the Dak steak of home-made tempeh with chimichurri and seasonal vegetables.
Op Het Dak is definitely an original lunch spot in Rotterdam, with plenty of tasty dishes to choose from!
Schiekade 189, 3013 BR Rotterdam
If you have ever been to Vietnam, a bánh mì must sound familiar to you. These fresh French baguettes are topped with different meats or tofu, prepared in a Vietnamese way. In combination with a delicious special mayonnaise, vegetables, coriander and chili, the bánh mì is an absolute favourite!
Craving a good sandwich? Be sure to check out our article with the best sandwiches in Rotterdam.
Botersloot 60A, 3011 HJ Rotterdam
BACKYARD is a plant based and vegan friendly restaurant right in the center of Rotterdam. A green oasis where you can go for surprising, down to earth meals, great coffee, local beers and cocktails.
The menu is 80% vegan and the concept of the dishes all start with being plant-based: fresh, vegetable ingredients without unnecessary additions. On the menu you can find ciabattas, shakshuka and delicious soups. Breakfast here is until 4 pm, so if you’re craving breakfast for lunch – not a problem!
Korte Hoogstraat 14, 3011 GL Rotterdam
18. Anne & Max
At Anne&Max they work with fresh, authentic and healthy products. You can visit this cute hotspot seven days a week for breakfast, coffee, home made cake, a healthy lunch, a delicious high tea in Rotterdam and even a high wine.
On their lunch menu you can find the Anne&Max lunch for two, a platter with all sorts of bread, savoury toppings, spreads, soup, salad, casserole egg and a juice. Or order the soup, shakshuka or a delicious sandwich, such as the Veggie Club or Very Vegan Club.
Korte Hoogstraat 20, 3011 GL Rotterdam
Looking for something a bit different? Then we recommend a visit to Vessel11! The restaurant is actually a red lightship docked in the city center of Rotterdam. Here you can enjoy typical British pub food, with a seasonal and modern twist.
At Vessel11 they serve brunch and lunch until 4 p.m. On the menu you can spot toasties, sandwiches and brunch classics such as Eggs Benedict. On Sundays from 13:00 you’re welcome here for a Sunday Roast.
Wijnhaven 101, 3011 WN Rotterdam
20. Panzero’ Apulian StrEat food
At Panzero they want you to discover that there is more to Italian food than just pizza and pasta. They serve delicious Panzerotto: a deep fried calzone with a filling made from fresh Italian ingredients. These ingredients are imported directly from Puglia, with the best olive oil, tomatoes, mozzarella and Mediterranean herbs… Delicious and a great option if you’re really hungry during lunch!
Check out these other amazing Italian restaurants in Rotterdam.
Botersloot 50A, 3011 HH Rotterdam
21. Hotel New York
At Hotel New York you can have an extensive lunch. Their extensive menu has almost everything. Every six months their menu changes partially and so there are always surprising (seasonal) dishes on the menu, but also real classics.
Order the Chef’s Lunch fish, meat or vegetarian, with a tomato soup, bread and a shrimp-, beef- or mushroom croquette. Highly recommended!
Koninginnehoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam
22. Altijd in de Buurt
You can find Altijd in de Buurt close to Rotterdam Central Station. Do you really have a strong appetite? Then this hotspot is definitely a good spot to visit. For example, order the famous Chicken & Waffles, the Roffa Cheese Steak or just a pile of their fluffy pancakes.
Weena 709, 3013 AM Rotterdam
On a sunny day in Rotterdam you must sit outside and enjoy the good weather! And there’s no better place to do so than at Parqiet! At this hotspot you can really get away from the bustle in the city. Parqiet is located in the former coach house and together with Dudok in the Park it’s one of the few restaurants in the Park.
It’s possible to have a nice breakfast at Parqiet, but they also have a lot of lunch dishes. From roasted chickpeas with avocado smash, mango chutney, radish and salsa with nacho topping (which you can see above), to a sandwich with old cheese from Rotterdam with arugula, apple syrup and walnuts. They also serve the Parqiet toasties with all kinds of delicious toppings.
Baden Powellaan 20, 3016 GJ Rotterdam
24. Rolph’s Deli
At Rolph’s Deli you can enjoy a delicious breakfast all day long. This hotspot at Kop van Zuid is certainly also a nice option for lunch. In addition to their tasty pancakes, açaí bowls and French toast, they also have plenty of savoury options. Think of the Eggs bénédictine with smoked salmon or iberico ham and the Avocado Toast. So good!
Otto Reuchlingweg 974, 3072 MD Rotterda
Bazar Rotterdam has been located at Witte de Withstraat for such a long time that we can’t imagine the street without it! Everyone in Rotterdam is familiar with the colourful tables, beautiful lamps and cheerful music of Bazar.
Do you crave delicious exotic dishes from the Middle East and North Africa? That’s exactly what you can expect at Bazar. Next to breakfast and dinner, they also serve delicious lunch dishes here.
On the menu you can find all kinds of sandwiches, salads, soups, and small dishes to share. Or opt for an extensive lunch for two or more people, with all kinds of goodies such as the sigara böregi (feta rolls), fried potatoes, falafel, chicken skewers and much more!
Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam
Sla means salad in Dutch, so the name of this hotspot says it all! Here you can get all kinds of healthy salads; the most delicious combinations of ingredients are topped with the tastiest dressings. It’s possible to order standard salads from the menu or create a salad yourself. Next to various salads, SLA also serves soups, healthy juices and sweets.
A great spot if you want to eat healthy and are looking for a nutritious lunch!
Oude Binnenweg 150-a, 3012 JH Rotterdam
27. Il Capo
Do you fancy a delicious Italian sandwich? Then this is an excellent place. The specialty of this Italian trattoria is the Italian ciabatta. Every day the owners bake the breads themselves and top them with fresh Italian ingredients. Delicious!
Lusthofstraat 45, 3061 WK Rotterdam
Craving a bowl of ramen for lunch? One of the best spots to get an authentic bowl of Japanese ramen is Tensai Ramen. What makes Tensai Ramen stand out from the other ramen bars in Rotterdam is that the noodles are homemade, right in the middle of the restaurant.
On the menu you can find over ten different Japanese ramen, with difference in broth, toppings and noodles. There’s also a vegetarian option, something you won’t easily find in Japan!
Tensai Ramen is a place where you really go for the food. The interior of the restaurant is very simple, with little ambiance or decoration.
Here you can read about the best ramen bars in Rotterdam!
Schiedamsedijk 1, 3011 EB Rotterdam
29. Tante Nel
Sometimes you just want something fried during lunch. Once in a while that should be okay! But if you do decide to choose an unhealthy lunch, be sure to do it right: at the fancy snack bar in Rotterdam, Tante Nel.
Order a frietje stoofvlees or fries with stew and the Frikan-Nel, a home-made frikandel with French Limousin beef and Porc au Grain pig. Are you vegan? They also have vegan mayonnaise and snacks that are fried in a separate fryer. Lets eat!
Pannekoekstraat 53, 3011 LC Rotterdam
You can go to Ayla for brunch, lunch, drinks, dinner or a drink. Their lunch menu includes tasty sandwiches made with sourdough bread by Das Brot. Some examples of their sandwiches are the Burrata with roasted cherry tomatoes and basil, the Pickled salmon with avocado, crème fraîche and atjar of red cabbage and the Avocado with poached egg, sauce romesco and za’atar.
You can also order tasty tapas dishes to share at Ayla. Great idea if you are with a group of friends and you want to try everything!
Kruisplein 153, 3014DD Rotterdam
31. Wes Eettentje
Wes is a nice hotspot that you can visit any time of the day. Brunch, drinks, dinner, or an extensive lunch. It’s a beautiful place that is named after director Wes Anderson. You can see that reflected in three different themes in their interior.
The first part of the eatery has a cafeteria-like appearance with a signboard based on The Grand Budapest Hotel. Further on you find yourself in the train compartment of The Darjeeling Limited and in between you can relax at The Royal Tennebaums.
But let’s talk about their food, which is exquisite. For example, opt for the 12-uurtje with lentil soup, WES croquette, salad of your choice and Turkish bread. Or choose a delicious sandwich or bagel. It’s all super tasty and there is something for everyone!
Benthuizerstraat 94a, 3035 CR Rotterdam
Breakfast and lunch are served all day long at Picknick! All dishes are home-made and they work with the best products and seasonal ingredients.
Of course their menu is filled with all kinds of delicious dishes. For instance, a sandwich with free-range eggs, savoury Kimchi pancakes and Croque monsieur. Or choose the Picnic Platter for two: a combination of breafs, Picknick’s toppings, spreads and a cup of soup. Yummy!
Mariniersweg 259, 3011 NM Rotterdam
33. Baker & Moore
Baker & Moore is the perfect hotspot if you’re craving a tasty sandwich. Here they even serve the best sandwich in the Netherlands! Baker & Moore has won an award for ‘The tastiest lunchroom sandwich in the Netherlands 2018’ with the Mr. sandwich. Baker Goes Asia.
But they have many more tasty sandwichs and salads on the menu. There is also a Mr Baker Goes Asia salad variant, and yes, it too has won a prize for the best salad in 2018!
Westblaak 147, 3012 KJ Rotterdam
Supermercado is a great Mexican restaurant in Rotterdam. Did you know that at Supermercado you also have an extensive lunch menu? Quesadillas, patatas bravas, nachos, soups, sandwiches, tacos and more!
Schiedamsevest 91, 3012 BG Rotterdam
You can visit JAQ any time of the day! Whether you’re looking for a tasty lunch or dinner, the accessible menu is the same all day long. It’s designed in such a way that the table can be full of delicious dishes, either to share or to enjoy yourself. The dishes are made with pure, honest ingredients and there are plenty of options on the menu for vegans and vegetarians. For example, go for the avocado or halloumi sandwich, JAQ’s artichoke and parsley root or the Buddha Bowl with soup or salad.
The beautiful interior is already a reason for a visit. Their industrial concrete floor is playfully combined with comfortable velvet chairs. In addition, the restaurant has colorful wall paintings, many beautiful golden details and a large mirror wall. A great spot for an extensive lunch!
Kruiskade 9, 3012 EE Rotterdam
36. The Bagel Bakery
The Bagel Bakery has been on Schilderstraat since 1999, very close to the Witte de Withstraat. The name says it all, but here they sell all kinds of delicious bagels.
You can choose from a natural, mix, multi-grain, gluten-free and sesame bagel. Top it off with any type of egg, salmon, cheese, tuna salad and much more. They also have vegan options!
In addition to bagels, you can also find croissants, pancakes, burgers, mezze specials, soups and sweets. Enough for a great lunch in Rotterdam!
Schilderstraat 57A, 3011 ER Rotterdam
Spirit is a great vegetarian hotspot in Rotterdam. For those who are not familiar with this restaurant; definitely go! At Spirit they have a buffet with a choice of 50 different dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day the dishes are freshly prepared with organic, seasonal ingredients.
The seasonal buffet consists of all kinds of tasty salads, vegetables, sandwiches, soups and much more! In order to prevent food waste they let you pay per gram.
Mariniersweg 9, 3011 NB Rotterdam
Tasty sandwiches, soups, eggs, pancakes and more. At Baek they have all kinds of delicious dishes for lunch. What makes Baek stand out is their burger, which was chosen as the tastiest burger in our city in 2018! Craving a burger? You will find the best burgers in Rotterdam at these restaurants.
Blaak 329, 3011 GB Rotterdam
39. Joy Espresso & More
The cozy coffee bar Joy Espresso and More is not only a place for good coffee in Rotterdam, but their home-made dishes such as apple pie, banana bread, healthy juices, smoothies, yoghurts with home-made granola and sandwiches are also worth mentioning.
If the sun’s out, you can also relax on the terrace in the sun, out of the wind, while enjoying an (iced) coffee and a tasty sandwich.
Groenendaal 493, 3011 ZW Rotterdam
In the middle of the Meent you will find this big place where it’s busy pretty much throughout the entire day. Ideal if you want to have lunch in between all that shopping. Try their big sandwiches, fried eggs or our favorite ‘Dudok 12-hour’ with sourdough bread, a croquette (also vegetarian!), soup and egg salad.
Meent 88, 3011 JP Rotterdam
41. Mr. NonNo
When having lunch at Mr. NonNo, you can be sure that there is something for everyone. Their menu consists of many different types of pancakes, toast, sandwiches, egg muffins and bowls … And all very delicious!
Another thing that’s great about Mr. NonNo, is that many dishes are vegan and the pancakes can also be ordered gluten-free.
Middellandplein 18A, 3021 BT Rotterdam
Looking for more places like Mr. NonNo, where you can eat breakfast all day? Then read our article with the best all-day breakfast spots in Rotterdam!
42. Yoghurt Barn
A savory, healthy toast or a sweet guilty pleasure for lunch? At Yoghurt Barn you have it all.
For example, try their lunch deal, which includes a medium yogurt special, banana bread, coconut bread or blueberry cake and a fruit juice. Or try their Barn wrap: a beet wrap with organic yoghurt spread, spinach, avocado and pistachio.
Oude Binnenweg 117 – 119, 3012 JC Rotterdam
After many successful locations in Belgium, Vascobelo has also found its place in Rotterdam. In the middle of the center, on the Lijnbaan, you enjoy good quality Belgian coffee and eat sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers or tasty snacks to share. A nice place for a lunch break from shopping or if you want to work on location for the day!
Lijnbaan 37-39, 3012 EK Rotterdam
44. Williams Canteen
They work here according to an all day concept, which means that in addition to breakfast, dinner and drinks, you can also visit Williams Canteen for lunch! Go for the flatbread with hummus and chickpeas, or choose the pastrami sandwich with picalilly, onion and gruyere. Oh, and don’t forget to taste their delicious coffee!
William Boothlaan 5A, 3012 VG Rotterdam
We’re probably all familiar with the poké bowl: a traditional Hawaiian bowl that consists of rice, your favorite fish and various types of fresh vegetables. At Poké Box you can put together your own box or choose from one of the signature boxes!
Weena 689, 3013 AM Rotterdam
Posthoornstraat 9, 3011 WD Rotterdam
Enjoy your delicious lunch in Rotterdam! Do you have a great tip for nice lunch spots in Rotterdam yourself? Share it with us in the comments below!
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