Going out for breakfast isn’t something I do often. When I go out for breakfast it has to be when I am traveling. I love to go out for food when I am traveling because you get to wander around the city and get to know the place even better. Just like if you would be living there. So, why not go out for breakfast in Leiden? Lotte and I thought: Why not? We decided to meet up for breakfast at Yoghurt Barn in Leiden. I had never been there before but it had been located in Leiden for some time now and was very interested to see what it was like.
YOGHURT BARN | AALMARKT 19, LEIDEN
How Yoghurt Barn started? While on holiday Wouter and Esther saw that frozen yoghurt was a big hit in Spain. That got them thinking. With a great passion for yoghurt Wouter and Esther started Yoghurt Barn in 2011. By the end of 2012 they opened their first location in Utrecht. Pretty cool story right? The location in Leiden has been open for a little and now I finally got to visit it instead of just looking at photos on their Instagram account.
When entering Yoghurt Barn, you kind of get that barn vibe. I don’t really know how to explain it but you see tons of plants, brick walls and old wooden tables and stools. This definitely gives me a barn vibe. Lotte and I actually decided to sit near a window at a large table, which was empty at the time but is meant for more people to sit at (with all the magazines on it and stuff).
Like the name already says, it’s mostly about yoghurt at Yoghurt Barn. Fun fact: I can’t eat yoghurt or drink milk because I will get the worst mucus and it makes me not able to breathe. Sooooo… Why did I go to Yoghurt Barn you might ask? Well, they don’t only have yoghurt (fortunately for me). Besides different yoghurt combinations, which you can always switch up or create your own, they also have barn toasts, salads and other fresh baked goods. After a first look at their menu Lotte and I scouted out our favorites.
Since we were having breakfast and it reminded me so much of when Lotte and I were visiting Edinburgh, Paris and Vienna, I opted for the thing I always get for breakfast when on holiday: croissants. Super basic but I just felt like it, so why not? Lotte did get yoghurt at Yoghurt Barn (good girl haha). It was fun to look at what combination you can choose from or just completely make up your own. You can choose between different types of yoghurts, toppings and syrup. The amount of toppings you are able to choose from is insane. From fruit to chocolate and even pieces of brownie. So, in the end Lotte went for natural yoghurt with mango, white chocolate pieces and brownie. Definitely something worth trying according to Lotte because she thought it was very tasty. My croissants were also very nice. You could really taste they were freshly baked and with some strawberry jam, it’s always a good idea.
The final verdict? Well, very simple. I would definitely go back, even though I am not able to try the yoghurt. So, if you are able to eat yoghurt, definitely go here and put together your ultimate yoghurt cup. Did you know you can also do a high tea at Yoghurt Barn? I’ve seen photos of the Barn high tea and it looks very goooood (apparently they also do this one fully vegan!). So maybe that is something I should book there soon. Are you a fan of yoghurt? What combination would you choose?