The 41 best restaurants, lunchrooms and bars in Rotterdam

The range of coffee bars, lunchrooms, restaurants, cafes, cocktail bars and other food and beverage outlets in vibrant Rotterdam is huge. The town hall square with the beautiful town hall and the many terraces attracts many visitors every day. But also discover other hotspots, such as the typical Rotterdam Ballentent, the Fenix Food Factory and of course the Markthal with lots of cozy eateries where you can feast on delicious dishes. In addition, the historic Oude Haven and the hip Witte de Withstraat are perfect locations to grab a terrace or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many atmospheric restaurants. Discover on this page your favorite places for a tasty visit to Rotterdam.

blank Photo The Tea Lab in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Coffee, tea & cakes, Lunch

The Tea Lab

Patience, let the tea brew well. The tea from The Tea Lab is worth the wait. In addition, you will find good coffee and fine dishes.

blank Photo Picknick in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Coffee, tea & cakes, Lunch


Picnic is all about perfecting simplicity and every day they are passionate about making the best dishes and cups of coffee.

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Het Witte Huis

Visit the 43-metre-high viewing platform on the house built in Art Nouveau style. On the ground floor you will find the Grand Café and cocktail bar Elit.

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Mad Mick's Breakaway Café

Imagine yourself in the America of the 80s and enjoy spectacular cocktails in a unique setting.

blank Photo Het Eigendom in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy nice drink

Het Eigendom

Choose from 135 different types of wine in the historic building of this wine bar. Delicious are the matching small dishes.

blank Photo Poké Bowl in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Lunch, Snack, Diner

Poké Bowl

Poké is a traditional dish from Hawaii, where fresh diced fish and vegetables are central. Create your perfect mix of ingredients yourself.

blank Photo Koekela in Rotterdam, Shopping, Delicacies & specialties, Coffee, tea & cakes


Slip into the cosy Koekela for a cup of coffee, crispy chocolate chip cookies and the well-known, homemade carrot cake.

blank Photo Rosso in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy lovley diner


In this naughty business, let yourself be surprised by creative world dishes full of taste like you've never tasted them before... and affordable too.

blank Photo Aloha Bar in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Lunch, Drink, Diner

Aloha Bar

From tropical swimming paradise to multifunctional catering facilities. From pulling jobs to drinking cocktails. Visit this separate, cosy bar.

blank Photo Pebbles Kitty Cat Café in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Coffee, tea & cakes

Pebbles Kitty Cat Café

The first cat café in the city where numerous cats run around, jump and especially sleep. Relax, drink and feel the love of the kitty cats.

blank Photo Vroesenpaviljoen in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy delicious lunch, Enjoy lovley diner


Enjoy nature in the middle of the city. Discover the beautiful terrace, the fun activities and surprising, affordable cuisine for any moment.

blank Photo Café Restaurant Floor in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy delicious lunch, Enjoy nice drink

Café Restaurant Floor

Ideally located in the cultural heart of Rotterdam with quiet city garden. The enthusiastic staff will be happy to welcome you for lunch or dinner.

blank Photo BOOON in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Coffee, Lunch, Drink


Café and Espresso bar in one with sunny terrace for all lovers of good Italian espresso, delicious cake, authentic sandwiches or a drink.

blank Photo Jordy's Bakery in Rotterdam, Shopping, Delicacies & specialties, Snack & inbetween

Jordy's Bakery

Baking bread is Jordy poured in with the spoon. His loaves are beautiful and nutritious, made in a traditional way with pure ingredients.

blank Photo Bistrobar Binnenrotte & het Stadsterras in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Lunch, Dining

Bistrobar Binnenrotte & het Stadsterras

At this bistro in the central Library they serve delicious dishes with a contemporary twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

blank Photo Vessel 11 in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Lunch, Drink, Diner, Event

Vessel 11

This English gastropub is located on a former British lighthouse (mobile lighthouse). In addition to good food, there are regular performances and concerts.

blank Photo Heilige Boontjes in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Drink coffee tea

Heilige Boontjes

Unique concept. Unforgettable coffee from ex-crooks. You immediately contribute to better opportunities for the young people who participate in the project.

blank Photo Stoomschip ss Rotterdam in Rotterdam, View, Coffee, Lunch, Drink, Diner, Museum, Sight, Activity

Stoomschip ss Rotterdam

Discover this former cruise ship, blow out on the bow, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the view of Rotterdam's magical skyline.

blank Photo Coppi Koffie & Fietsen in Rotterdam, Shopping, Hobby, Coffee, Lunch

Coppi Koffie & Fietsen

A breakfast bar, lunch room or café... and shop with exclusive, bike-related products and bicycle workshop with own mechanic.

blank Photo Burgertrut in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy delicious, Enjoy lovley diner


For affordable citizens, head towards Burgertrut. A nice place in the city where you will find, in addition to normal, also vegetarian and vegan burgers.

blank Photo De Ballentent in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Lunch, Snack, Diner

De Ballentent

Step into this port on the Meuse and enjoy the tastiest meatballs, the view and the cosiness in Rotterdam.

blank Photo Coffeelicious in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Coffee, tea & cakes, Lunch


Go for one of the better cup of coffee in town, if not the best. But also for homemade cakes, English scones and American pancakes.

blank Photo Biergarten in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Drink


Beer, bbq, music, sun and cozy people. Should we say more? Biergarten is the only bar in Rotterdam that is completely outside.

blank Photo Café Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Dining, Sights & landmarks

Café Rotterdam

Thanks to the elevated terrace and the view over the river Maas and the skyline of the city, Café Rotterdam is also called the 'Eretribune on the Meuse'.

blank Photo Baker & Moore in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy delicious lunch, Enjoy delicious

Baker & Moore

Relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, a slow-juice or taste a high or raw tea. You as a guest are central.

blank Photo Belgisch Biercafé Boudewijn in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Drink

Belgisch Biercafé Boudewijn

You like beer? Then you can't skip this café with 17 beers on tap and 120 on the bottle. Let them taste on the terrace or in the large garden.

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Foo Concepts

Taste the original Hong Kong style 'egg waffle'. A form of street food. Soft, airy and crispy. Do you choose a variant with ice cream or yakitori?

blank Photo Proeflokaal Reijngoud in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy delicious, Enjoy nice drink

Proeflokaal Reijngoud

No-nonsense, stubborn Rotterdam beer café where you can beer and bite. 16 beers on tap, 100 from the bottle. Yes, not!

blank Photo Bokaal in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Drink


This lively city café and beer room is for everyone. From burgundians to beer connoisseurs. Discover the extensive drinks and food menu.

blank Photo Fenix Food Factory in Rotterdam, Shopping, Delicacy, Lunch, Snack, Drink, Neighborhood

Fenix Food Factory

The Fenix Food Factory is a place where everything is fresh. Open the doors of the converted harbour shed and step into a delicious, culinary world.

blank Photo Stadsbrouwerij de Pelgrim in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Snack, Drink, Diner

Stadsbrouwerij de Pelgrim

Beer lovers can enjoy the artisanally brewed Pilgrim beer in this brewery, also called the 'Liquid gold from Rotterdam. '

blank Photo Prachtig in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy delicious lunch, Enjoy lovley diner


Both the stunning views of the city skyline, the large terrace and the fair map are beautiful here. Enjoy it on his Rotterdams.

blank Photo OP HET DAK in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Lunch


Wednesday through Sunday you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and of course the vegetable garden itself on the roof of the Schieblock in a green oasis.

blank Photo Markthal in Rotterdam, Shopping, Delicacy, Snack, Neighborhood


This is the first covered market floor in our country. A place where good food, fresh produce and diverse cultures meet in a spectacular arc.

blank Photo Kua Tacobar in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy lovley diner

Kua Tacobar

An exceptionally welcoming, authentic Mexican restaurant, a so-called Taqueria, where you can taste tacos and tequila cocktails.

blank Photo De Witte Aap in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Coffee, tea & cakes, Drink

De Witte Aap

Café De Witte Monap forms the beating heart of the Witte De With street. The cosiness begins in the afternoon and only ends in the late hours.

blank Photo Spirit in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Lunch, Dining


The idea is simple, with respect, making good food that tastes better. All 100% organic and vegetarian buffet dishes are freshly prepared daily.

blank Photo Urban Espresso Bar West in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Drink coffee tea, Enjoy delicious lunch

Urban Espresso Bar West

Urban Espresso Bar originated when Australian Jo left for Rotterdam. It is now the place for a 'bakkie pleur' with something delicious.

blank Photo De IJssalon in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy delicious

De IJssalon

The ice cream is made fresh and artisanally and is full of the best ingredients, and you can taste that in the tasteful balls.

blank Photo Sajoer in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy delicious lunch, Enjoy delicious


In this first juice bar in Rotterdam they make the most delicious slow juice fruit and vegetable juices for you. Delicious with a breakfast, salad or soup.

blank Photo SupriSeat in Rotterdam, Activity, Dining, Activities


Enjoying without stress of choice? Then a surprise dinner from SuprisEat is the perfect choice! Book and receive the location 2 hours in advance.

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