Coffee in the city

Groningen residents love coffee and this is evident in the city’s street scene where you can find a coffee bar at almost every corner. All of them are special. Palazzo combines having coffee with shopping, ’t Feithhuis holds a workshop for future baristas on a monthly basis and Black & Bloom has raised preparing coffee to true science. Following is a list of various excellent coffee bars.

Black & Bloom | Oude Kijk in ’t Jatstraat 32

A coffee highlight that should definitely be included in the list is Black & Bloom. This is the ultimate place to go for fantastic black coffee and individualistic Groningen hospitality. These people have unparalleled knowledge of and love for the coffee trade. You can discuss it at great length, but the following applies here: tasting is experiencing.

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’t Feithhuis | Martinikerkhof 10

The ’t Feithhuis baristas are happy to conjure up the most amazing and delicious espresso and cappuccino works of art. In addition, there is the monthly Barista Jam for real coffee lovers: a free workshop that teaches the tricks of the coffee trade and introduces the amazing world of coffee.

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PS! Koffie, thee & taart | Oude Kijk in ’t Jatstraat 24

Delicious coffee and a playful counter filled with homemade delicacies: what’s not to love? PS! stimulates the taste and olfactory senses and in addition is a feast for the eyes. Although this coffee bar with its colourful works of art looks playful, coffee is taken really seriously. Their coffee is made from 100% Arabica beans which are freshly roasted every week. PS: we love it.

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De Groene Stoel - Gedempte Zuiderdiep 26

Homemade pie and a nice hot cup of coffee, the Groene Stoel is a place that allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The kitchen works with organic and local products, which they incorporate into dishes from around the world. The Groene Stoel does not only provide good food, but also a good story. The restaurants has a programme where refugees get education, with the prospect of getting a job in the hospitality sector. The restaurant became a place where refugees can regain their self-esteem and where they can start finding their way in a foreign country. 

World of Barista | Grote Markt 35

The World of Barista espresso bar is more than just a prominent location to enjoy a cup of delicious coffee. Guests are introduced to the world of baristas and it is the starting point for everyone who would like to learn more about coffee. With their extensive selection of workshops and training courses for both companies and private individuals, World of Barista is the perfect teacher in the area of coffee. If you would like to know more about coffee, you can find World of Barista at the Grote Markt in the Grand Theatre.

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MASMAS | Oude Kijk in ’t Jatstraat 65

Picture this: Tuesday evening in Groningen. It is after 8 pm and you feel like coffee in a fun and small coffee bar somewhere in the city. Where to go? MASMAS (or: ++) is the only small coffee bar that is open after 6 pm for you and your friends to go for a good cup of coffee. In other words: the ultimate place to be for a late-night coffee. In addition to coffee, they also serve specials, such as the ++ signature Frapa (which resembles a smoothie), an experimental espresso-and-tonic or a homemade iced tea or milkshake. MASMAS is a popular meeting venue for hipsters and creative people who like a little crazy in their lives.

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TOET het TOETjesparadijs | Gedempte Zuiderdiep 85 & Ubbo Emmiusstraat 19

This venue is highly recommended for sugar lovers. If you fancy something delicious to go with your coffee, you may sincerely say that coffee is served with a delicacy at the TOETjesparadijs. The menu changes daily and products are prepared using organic, local and gluten-free products where possible. This is also the place to order your cake or wedding cake or to follow a workshop. If you simply can’t get enough of all this overindulgence, consider a TOET (dessert) meal which consists of 7 courses of desserts, both savoury and sweet. All this is served during a programme from 6 pm until 10 pm, which is sure to keep you busy for a while.

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Palazzo Coffee | Zwanestraat 19

Go to Palazzo to enjoy coffee the Italian way. Instead of offering clients a simple cup of coffee like most clothes shops, Palazzo has an entirely different approach. Their barista operates a wonderful and high-end coffee machine and serves coffee in the coffee corner and at the outdoor café. And successfully so, because with this wide selection of Italian coffee specialities and cake, you could easily forget that Palazzo is also a clothes shop.

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Doppio Espresso | Brugstraat 6 & Gedempte Zuiderdiep 87

Doppio Espresso focuses on guests who enjoy a delicious cappuccino or espresso at an outdoor café with an Italian feel. The light Italian design of the interior certainly contributes to this. The owners focus on serving the highest possible quality, service and experience, and you can certainly taste this. Try it yourself and undergo the passion and experience in the world of espresso.

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Cappuvino | Vismarkt 1

If you like to start the day with a cup of delicious coffee and conclude it with a fine glass of wine, there is a new highlight for you. Cappuvino resulted from a radical renovation that transformed it into a modern wine and coffee bar where quality and ambiance take centre stage. They also serve finger food and the venue has a lovely view of the Vismarkt, which is certainly worth a visit in its own right.

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