Borgman & Borgman is a great café located in downtown Leiden in the Netherlands. Leiden may not be as well-known as other Dutch cities such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam but it’s no less beautiful. A university town, Leiden has a gentle, bucolic landscape with pleasant-looking buildings. Folks here love literature; everyone seems to be reading a book or two.
And what better place to enjoy a read than in a cosy café? Borgman & Borgman is a father-and-son run coffee bar and roastery. Rien and Tom Borgman (the senior and junior Borgmans, respectively) roast their own coffee beans, an unusual luxury in a small town. Coffees offered go beyond the expected espresso; they have filter brews here too, either Aeropress or Chemex, and even cold brews. Awesome!
Borgman & Borgman has a casual, relaxing atmosphere – nothing fancy in terms of the décor but simply basic shapes and colours. Minimalist and clean but lived in too. This is a real space for real people. My fellow coffee drinkers nurse their cups and enjoy their breakfast – a sandwich or toastie or something sweet like their caramel-ginger crunchie.
I look around and ponder my surroundings: the café, the baristas, the people around me. It’s like a scene from a movie, a strange yet very familiar one. Every café should feel like this, like home, sort of.
Borgman & Borgman是一家位於萊登（Leiden）市中心的咖啡館。
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Borgman & Borgman
Nieuwe Rijn 41, 2312 JG Leiden, The Netherlands
Mon 9am-5pm / Tue-Sat 8am-6pm / Sun 10:30am-5pm