The One Where There’s A New Hotspot In Town | Barista Café, Leiden

From the title you can already tell that I’ve been watching a lot of Friends episodes… Anyways, besides watching Netflix, I’ve also discovered the new Catharinastreeg in Leiden. I knew they were planning to create something new near the Aalmarkt. Since I’ve been working in Haarlem most of the time, I don’t go to Leiden so often. But when Lotte and I were done taking some photographs, we decided to go to Barista Café, located in the Catharinasteeg.

BARISTA CAFÉ | Catharinasteeg 5, Leiden

Barista Café has been open since December 2017. Here you are able to have breakfast, lunch and a snack. Their counter is filled with tasty cakes, like carrot cake and chocolate chip cookies. As you can tell from the name of this hotspot, it’s mainly about coffee. Unfortunately I am not that into coffee but if you are, this is definitely the place to be. They have many different kind of coffees and you can also do a workshop all about coffee with your friends.

When we entered Barista Café, we weren’t expecting it to have three floors, so it is pretty spacious. The interior is very much industrial, which I love. It’s filled with brick walls, plants and cozy places to sit. It really feels like you’re entering a living room. That’s what I really like about Barista Café, because it has a really relaxed atmosphere.

Lotte and I actually went to the top floor of Barista Café and sat down there. On this floor is also a large table where you can sit at if you want to work or study (maybe I will go here to work on Thoughts in Style soon). On their menu are a lot of options for coffee, but also for tea (you can even do an high tea) and food. First we ordered our drinks, while we were still looking at the menu what we wanted to get. Lotte got a white/dark chocolate and I got a fresh mint tea with honey.

After looking at the whole menu, Lotte decided to get the Club Carpaccio and I went for the Sandwich Vega. As you can see in the photos below, our food looks really good. And it tasted good as well! Sometimes it’s hard to find something vegetarian on a menu that I actually like. But this sandwich was really good!

Since I saw so many tasty things on the menu, I am definitely going here again. Besides that, we also got a card so we can save for a free cup of coffee or tea whenever we spend 5 euros. Like I said, I think it’s a good spot to work but I also think I will go here whenever I want to catch up with any of my friends. Have you ever been to Barista Café? What’s your favorite hotspot at the moment?





    • Neeltje
      January 17, 2018 / 1:01 pm

      I know right! I am glad you like it as well. Xx

    • Neeltje
      January 17, 2018 / 4:04 pm

      Thank you!

  1. January 17, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    It surely looks nice. So does the menu.

    • Neeltje
      January 17, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      I know right! The food is really good 🙂

  2. January 17, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    Lijk me een heel toffe plaats met overheerlijk eten! Ik hou van zulke plaatsen!

    • Neeltje
      January 17, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Ja leuk he! Ik ben er ondertussen al een aantal keer geweest 🙂

  3. January 17, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    What a cute little place!

    • Neeltje
      January 17, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      It really is! Xx

    • Neeltje
      January 18, 2018 / 6:35 pm

      I know right! Maybe some time in the future 🙂

  4. January 18, 2018 / 1:12 am

    Never been there, but wow your pictures are great!

    • Neeltje
      January 18, 2018 / 10:17 am

      Thank you!

  5. January 18, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Wat een leuke plek! Die ga ik zeker onthouden voor als ik weer een keer in Leiden ben:)

    • Neeltje
      January 18, 2018 / 10:18 am

      Leuk he! Zeker de moeite waard om heen te gaan 🙂 x

    • Neeltje
      January 18, 2018 / 11:32 am


  6. January 18, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Over een hotspot gesproken! Die taarten zien er toch vééls te lekker uit? JUMMMMMMM!

    • Neeltje
      January 18, 2018 / 3:33 pm

      Jaa he! Ik heb vorig weekend de salted caramel cheesecake geprobeerd en die was heel lekker 🙂

    • Neeltje
      January 18, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Dat is het zeker, vind ik 🙂

    • Neeltje
      January 18, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Our food was really good but I can’t wait to try something else of the menu 🙂

  7. January 18, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    Dat ziet er zeer smakelijk en gezellig uit. Dankzij de mooie foto’s wordt dat duidelijk.

    • Neeltje
      January 18, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Dankjewel 🙂

  8. January 18, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    Ziet er leuk uit! Goed om weten als ik eens in Leiden ben.

    • Neeltje
      January 18, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Jaa zeker onthouden als je in Leiden bent! X

    • Neeltje
      January 20, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you!

  9. January 20, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    Oh gosh, it looks so nice! Actually I never go to Leiden, but now if I go there I know where to go haha! Your pictures are super cute too!

    • Neeltje
      January 20, 2018 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks! Definitely worth a visit 🙂

  10. January 22, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Wat een leuk plekje om te zien, deze ga ik zeker onthouden!

    • Neeltje
      January 22, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      Ja he! Leuk om te horen 🙂 X

    • Neeltje
      January 23, 2018 / 2:09 pm

      I know right! It’s definitely my fave place to go at the moment 🙂 X

  11. January 23, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    Ziet er goed uit! De Catharinasteeg is sowieso heel mooi geworden!

    • Neeltje
      January 23, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Ja het is inderdaad heel leuk geworden! Ik ben benieuwd wat ze nog meer gaan veranderen bij de Aalmarkt 🙂 X

  12. January 24, 2018 / 5:35 am

    I absolutely love this post; the cafe seems lovely! The photos are amazing! ☺️

    • Neeltje
      January 24, 2018 / 7:47 am

      Thanks! It’s such a lovely place 🙂 X

  13. January 29, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    Mooie artikel en grote leuke foto’s. TOP.

    • Neeltje
      January 29, 2018 / 10:56 pm


  14. February 17, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    The place looks really cute!

    • Neeltje
      February 17, 2018 / 7:47 pm

      I know right! Xx

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