The best food hotspots in Rotterdam

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There are a lot of food hotspots in Rotterdam that are worth a visit! For breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, you name it, this city has got it. That’s why I made this ultimate food guide for Rotterdam with 10 breakfast spots, 12 hotspots for dinner, 10 vegan hotspots and 10 hotspots for desserts in Rotterdam. Of course, there are even way more food hotspots that are worth a visit, and you can find a lot of them on my other blog Weekends in Rotterdam

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10 Breakfast spots in Rotterdam
12 Hotspots for dinner in Rotterdam
10 Vegan hotspots in Rotterdam
10 Hotspots for desserts in Rotterdam

Ultimate Foodie Guide for Rotterdam with the 42 best food hotspots in Rotterdam!

Cute and delicious breakfast places in Rotterdam

In Rotterdam you can find countless of amazing breakfast spots. Below I share some of my personal favourites that offer all sorts of dishes you crave in the morning, whether it’s sweet or savoury: the best pancakes, smoothie bowls, yoghurts, waffles, eggs and grilled cheese sandwiches. Of course these spots also offer lunch possibilities. If you’re looking for some more inspiration, check out @breakfastinrotterdam where they share all the breakfast spots Rotterdam has to offer!

From left to right: By Jarmusch, Yoghurt Barn and Nine Bar.

1. By Jarmusch

A must visit in Rotterdam if you’re looking for the best breakfast in town. At By Jarmysch you can take a seat at the counter or slide into one of their booths and enjoy their refillable coffee and their amazing pancakes. During sunny days in Rotterdam you can also take a seat in their great courtyard. There are plenty of delicious options, such as waffles, pancakes, eggs in any style, açai bowls much more delicious options.

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.” I can’t agree more.


Goudsesingel 64, 3011 KD Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Sunday: 08.00 – 16.00

2. Nine Bar

The name Nine Bar is a reference to an optimal espresso that’s made with a pressure of 9 bar. Their goal is to have their customers walk into Nine Bar and forget that they’re actually on a lunch or coffee break and to actually relax, and live in the moment. It’s a cute little place in the Maho Kwartier that’s definitely worth a visit.


Botersloot 44A, 3011 HH Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday & Sunday: 10.00 – 17.30
Tuesday – Saturday: 09.00 – 17.30

3. Yoghurt Barn

Whether you’re in need for a healthy or guilty pleasure, Yoghurt Barn has it all. The interior is great, a very cosy place with various seating areas and ideal for all sorts of occasions. Whether you’re looking for a place to study or work, or if you’re looking for a place to catch up with a friend.

It’s not a surprise that Yoghurt Barn’s menu offers a lot of different types of yoghurt. This is their passion and speciality. They have some excellent yoghurt specials, such as the Crazy Cookie, Energy Explosion and much more!


Oude Binnenweg 117 – 119, 3012 JC Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00
Saturday – Sunday: 09.00 – 18.00

From left to right: Breakfast in Rotterdam HQ, Bazar and Anne&Max.

4. Breakfast in Rotterdam HQ

All day breakfast anyone? It’s possible at Breakfast in Rotterdam HQ, located in second-hand shop Spullen voor in je Huis (which means ‘Stuff for in your home’). Everything in Breakfast in Rotterdam HQ is for sale, so if you happen to sit on a cute chair you can buy it after eating your breakfast.

The interior is very Instagrammable, with cute walls decorated with painted eggs and avocados and they even have a pink room full of plants, inspired by #PlantsOnPink. Definitely don’t skip Breakfast in Rotterdam HQ during your visit in Rotterdam!


Stadhoudersweg 96D, 3039 CJ Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday, Tuesday & Sunday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 8.30 – 17.00
Saturday: 09.00 – 17.00

5. Bazar

Bazar has a perfect location on the Witte de Withstraat, making it a great breakfast spot if you’re located in the city center. I recommend to try the Extra Bazar breakfast which includes a sweet pancake, yoghurt and fresh fruit, all sorts of bread and sweet and savoury spreads.


Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam

Opening hours (kitchen)

Monday – Thursday: 08:00 – 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 08:00 – 24:00
Sunday: 09:00 – 23:00

6. Anne&Max

Anne&Max work with fresh, authentic and healthy products. The origin of the products are very important to Anne&Max and they only work with bio, bio-dynamic, fairtrade and home-made products. You can visit them seven days a week for breakfast, coffee and home-made cake!


Korte Hoogstraat 20, 3011 GL Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Saturday: 08.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 09.00 – 18.00

From left to right: Anne&Max, Arzu and Lilith.


7. Arzu The Foodbar Supplier

If you’re in need of some delicious sweet pancakes, be sure to visit Arzu The Foodbar Supplier in Rotterdam. Here you can get 19 (!!) different type of pancakes. From Nutella, Apple pie and Oreo to Goat (cheese), Peanutbutter and Popeye (with spinach and feta cheese).


Bergweg 209A, 3037 EJ Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 09.00 – 18.00
Saturday: 09.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 17.00

8. Lilith

Another spot for amazing pancakes and all day breakfast is Lilith. Here you can get healthy or not so healthy options, a fresh cup of coffee, a yumy smoothie bowl or their famous eggs benedict.


Nieuwe Binnenweg 125H, 3014 GJ Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Sunday: 08.00 – 18.00

9. Rolph’s Deli

Rolph’s Deli has to be on your list when you visit Rotterdam. Located on Kop van Zuid, this hip all-day breakfast and lunch place offers amazing pancakes, freshly squeezed juices, tea and coffee and much more.


Otto Reuchlinweg 974, Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Friday: 08.00 – 16.00
Saturday: 09.00 – 16.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 16.00

10. Kate Urban Market & Café

Kate is located in Katendrecht. Sit down on their terrace and enjoy some delicious breakfast. Next to trying out their food, you can also buy wine, peanut butter and other typical Rotterdam products.


Sumatraweg 13b, 3072 ZP

Opening times

Monday: 09.00 – 17.00
Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed
Thursday – Sunday: 09.00 – 17.00

Where to go for dinner in Rotterdam

Sushi, sea food, pasta, pizza, taco’s and much more delicious dishes! Below you can find some great food hotspots in Rotterdam where you can go for dinner. From budget to fancy, find some of the best options below!

Need some inspiration for affordable, delicious food in Rotterdam?

1. The Oyster Club

The Oyster Club has a great interior, amazing drinks and of course tasty, fresh fish. Fruits de Mer, oysters (you could’ve guessed that), lobster, meat and sushi and sashimi. A fantastic place for a date night.


Rodezand 36, 3011 AN Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Thursday & Sunday: 11.00 – 01.00
Friday & Saturday: 11.00 – 02.00

2. Little V

If you’re craving Vietnamese food, hurry and get your butt over to Little V. Here they serve amazing food, fantastic service and refreshing drinks (I really love their ice tea!).

According to their website, diner at Little V is about getting to know the culture of the South-Vietnamese cuisine. The use of ginger, lemongrass, lots of fresh herbs and peppers gives the food its complex flavours.


Grotekerkplein 109

Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 12.00 – 21.30

3. Sylt Seafood Bar

Another great spot for seafood lovers: Sylt Seafood Bar. Here you can either quickly grab a bite to eat or really sit back and relax while slurping away oysters. Sylt Seafood Bar has a great atmosphere and Instagrammable interior!


Nieuwe Binnenweg 135D, 3014 GJ

Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 12.00 – 23.00
Sunday: 13.00 – 23.00

4. Opporto Rotterdam

Yes, more seafood! Opporto is a seafood and more restaurant with a Mediterranean twist. Get the delicious Seafood platter or order something from their menu.


Raampoortstraat 10, 3032 AH Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Thursday: 17.00 – 22.00
Friday & Saturday: 17.00 – 23.00
Sunday: Closed

5. Nooch Asian Kitchen

Nooch is an Asian cuisine restaurant that fuses modern Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian and Thai kitchens. On their menu you can find a wide selection of delicious dishes, such as sushi & sashimi, soups, noodles, rice and much more. They create authentic Asian ‘family’ meals, which means that everything on the table is to share.


Westewagenstraat 56, 3011 AT Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Thursday: 17.00 – 22.00
Friday & Saturday: 17.00 – 23.00
Sunday: 17.00 – 22.00

6. Pizzabakkers

If you’re craving some delicious pizza, Pizzabakkers is definitely the right option for you! The home-made pizza’s are made in an Italian wood oven. The crust is crunchy, thin and tasty and the pizza toppings are all super fresh.


Pannekoekstraat 68A, 3011 LK Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Wednesday: 17.00 – 22.00
Thursday: 12.00 – 22.00
Friday & Saturday: 12.00 – 23.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 22.00

7. Supermercado

We mentioned Supermercado before, as they offer delicious and affordable food! They are a perfect place if you want to sit outside on their terrace, but on colder days you can also sit inside their Instagrammable restaurant.


Schiedamse Vest 91A, 3012 BG Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Thursday: 12.00 – 01.00
Friday & Saturday: 12.00 – 02.00

8. Destino

Tapas, anyone? Destino is a Spanish kitchen in Rotterdam Noord. Try out their pescado frito del día (fish of the day) or their camarónes (fried shrimp). Yum!


Zaagmolenkade 37, 3035 KD Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 17.30 – 22.00
Friday & Saturday: 17.30 – 22.30
Sunday: 17.30 – 21.30

9. Langoest

At Langoest you can get fresh fish, such as seasonal fish, fruit de mer, tuna steak, oysters and octopus. Basically anything from the sea! You can also order a surprise menu of three, four or five courses!


Boompjes 677, 3011 XZ Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Saturday: 17.30 – 22.00
Sunday: Closed

10. Alfredo’s Taqueria

Craving Mexican food? Check out Alfredo’s Taqueria on the Goudsesingel! Delicious tacos, tortas or Super Tasty Burritos. They also serve delicious cocktails and their interior is amazing.


Goudsesingel 204, 3011 KD Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12.00 – 00.00
Thursday: 12.00 – 01.00
Friday & Saturday: 12.00 – 02.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 00.00

11. Ono Japanese Fusion Dining

If you’re looking for something special, go to Ono Japanese Fusion Dining. Here dishes have been decorated with flowers, caviar, coloured sauces, thin truffle potato crips or small meringues. Whether you’re on a budget or looking for a fancy dinner, both is possible at Ono Fusion. It all depends on what you order!


Antoine Platekade 1005, 3072 ME Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 17.00 – 22.00

12. La Pizza

The delicious pizza’s at La Pizza are traditionally made in a wood stone oven. They also offer lasagna, Penne al pesto Genovese and Spaghetti alla Vongole. Delicious!


Scheepstimmermanslaan 21, 3016 AD Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday: 17.30 – 21.30
Tuesday – Friday: 17.30 – 22.00
Saturday: 17.00 – 22.00
Sunday: 17.00 – 21.30

Where to eat vegan in Rotterdam

There plenty of vegan hotspots in Rotterdam. Not only is eating vegan better for the environment, animals and your health, it can also be delicous. Below we share where you can eat vegan in Rotterdam!

Be sure to also check out these 7 best vegan restaurants in Rotterdam.

1. Flower Burger

At Flower Burger in Rotterdam you can get colourful, vegan burgers in fast food style. Everything at Flower Burger is colourful: the chairs, the ceiling and even the food. There are six type of burgers to choose from, and everything is 100% vegan!

It’s also a great place if you’re on a budget. For less than 10 euros you can have a delicious burger!


Hoogstraat 107A, 3011 PK Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Sunday: 12.00 – 22.00

2. BACKYARD Rotterdam

BACKYARD is a plant based and vegan friendly restaurant. It’s the urban backyard in Rotterdam, a green oasis where you can go for surprising, down to earth meals. You can visit BACKYARD for breakfast, lunch and dinner!


Korte Hoogstraat 14, 3011 GL Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Sunday: 09.00 – 21.00

3. Healthful

Healthful in Rotterdam is where you can enjoy meals without feeling guilty one bit. Here you can get both vegan and vegetarian food, all freshly made with varied and nutritious ingredients.


Spaansepoort 77, 3011 MN Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday: 09.00 -18.30
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 09.00 – 18.30
Saturday & Sunday: 09.30 – 17.00

4. Jack Bean

Jack Bean is a 100% plant based fast food restaurant in Rotterdam. The owners developed a sustainable food company that aims to inspire people to eat more plants. That’s why they introduced Fast cuisine: quick, cheap, healthy and plant based food.


Weena 702, 3014 DA Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Friday: 08.00 – 20.00
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

6. Spirit

At Spirit they really think about food waste. You pay for the weight of your food. Plus, everything is super healthy, 100% organic and 100% vegetarian. There are also good options for vegans!

Mariniersweg 9, 3011 NB Rotterdam

Opening hours
Monday – Saturday: 08:00 – 23:00
Sunday: closed

7. Bertmans

At Bertmans they have vegan and glutenfree options. Such as their pancakes! They have a location at the Zaagmolenkade and recently they opened a shop at Karel Doormanstraat.

Zaagmolenkade 15, 3035 KA, Rotterdam

Karel Doormanstraat 292, 3012 GP, Rotterdam

Opening hours 
Monday – Friday: 08:45 – 22:00
Saturday & Sunday: 09:30 – 17:30

8. Mr. Salad

Next to the many options in salads (both vegan and non-vegan) Mr. Salad give you the option to create your own salad. A real recommendation for vegans in Rotterdam!

Goudsesingel 235A, 3031 EL Rotterdam

Opening hours 
Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday: 11:00 – 19:30
Thursday & Friday: 11:00 – 20:00
Sunday & Monday: 12:00 – 19:30

9. Sajoer

At Sajoer you can get breakfast or a quick snack. Try out their acai bowls, chia pudding, oatmeal and delicious juices!

Botersloot 46a, 3011 HH Rotterdam

Opening hours
Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 17:30
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:30
Sunday: 10:00 – 17:30

10. Happy Earth

Happy Earth Kitchen is the perfect hotspot for vegans in Rotterdam. I definitely recommend their brunch platter on Sundays with all these delicious treats you see on the photo above this text. Make sure to make a reservation on time!

Zwaanshals 299, 3035 KH Rotterdam

Opening hours
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 11.00 – 16.00
Friday – Sunday: 09.30 – 17.00


Cute hotspots for the real sweettooth

Milkshakes, cakes, pies, freakshakes, cupcakes, ice cream… all of these delicious treats can be found in the hotspots below! If you’re a real sweet tooth, there are plenty of hotspots where you can get yummy desserts.

From left to right: Baker’s Dough, Bulls and Dogs and Coffeelicious.

1. Baker’s Dough

Remember eating cookie dough whenever you were baking cookies? Well, at Baker’s Dough you can exactly this, with all sorts of delicious toppings. They have some amazing specials, such as the Chocowocodoughdaaa with Snickers Cookie dough, M&M’s, Kinderbueno, Brownies, Nutella and, optional, cookie dough ice cream. Delicious!


Pannekoekstraat 82A, 3011 LK Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 13.00 – 22.00
Saturday: 12.00 – 22.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 20.00

2. Bulls and Dogs

At Bulls and Dogs you can’t only get banger burgers and tasty side dishes, they also serve freakalicious milkshakes, such as the Chewy Snickers Crunch, Tender Apple Pie Treat, tasty hot chocolates, pretzel croissants and sweets!


Oostzeedijk 344 – 346, 3063 CC

Opening times

Monday – Thursday: 16.00 – 22.00
Friday – Sunday: 12.00 – 22.00

3. Coffeelicious

Coffeelicious is perfect for a high tea. But they offer much more sweets, such as homemade cakes and other sweets.


Nieuwe Binnenweg 174, 3015 BJ Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday: closed
Tuesday – Friday: 07:30 – 17:00
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

4. SUE Rotterdam

If you’re craving something sweet and guilt-free, we have the perfect hotspot for you. They offer bites that are sugar free, glutenfree, lactose free, raw and vegan! The “sweet without sugar” bites from SUE are all hand made each day.


Karel Doormanstraat 372-374, 3012 GR Rotterdam

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday: 9.00 – 17.30
Saturday & Sunday: 09.00 – 17.00

5. Ten to three bakery

Another perfect hotspot for high tea is Ten to Three Bakery. Here they have a cute interior and serve the cutest cupcakes.


Aert van Nesstraat 24, 3012 CA Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 – 18:00
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00

6. Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop

You can find the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop at the Witte de Withstraat. Here you can get delicious Ben & Jerry’s ice creams in more than 15 flavours, including the special Rotterdam flavour Gers Bakkie Roffa. 


Witte de Withstraat 39A, 3012 BM Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Wednesday: 12.00 – 21.00
Thursday – Sunday: 11.00 – 23.00

7. De IJsmaker

Another option on the Witte de Withstraat for ice cream is De IJsmaker. They serve traditional ice cream and only use honest and high quality ingredients. But they also serve delicious cocos macaroons!


Witte de Withstraat 7A, 3012 BK Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday – Sunday: 11.00 – 23.00

8. Kandy Krush Diner

For the biggest sweet tooth out there, we have Kandy Krush in Rotterdam. This is a real heaven for candy lovers. You can create your own milkshake, order all sorts of candy bars and chocolates (which can also go in the milkshake).


Mauritsweg 60, 3012 JX Rotterdam

Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 12.00 – 22.00

9. Gracy’s

At Gracy’s both the food and interior is very Instagrammable. Not only can you get delicious burgers, hotdogs and all sorts of snacks. But they also have delicious milkshakes, cakes and ice cream!


Mauritsstraat 1A, 3012 CE Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday & Tuesday: closed
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 12:00 – 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 – 23:00

10. Lof der Zoetheid

At Lof der Zoetheid you can get cakes, scones, chocolates, pies and lots of tea. It’s another fantastic location to go for a high tea in Rotterdam! If you do, make sure to make a reservation on time.


Noordplein 1, 3035 EA Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: Closed
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 17:30

That were the 42 best food hotspots in Rotterdam, with some amazing options for breakfast, dinner and desserts. Soon we’ll update this post with great lunch options, places to drink cocktails, coffee and more!

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