Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag

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A city on the North Sea coast of the Netherlands, The Hague (or Den Haag in Dutch) is usually known for two things – being the seat of the Dutch parliament and the home to the U.N.’s International Court of Justice. Perhaps it should be famous for a third thing closer to our hearts: coffee.

The best spot for coffee here is indisputably Lola Bikes & Coffee, its reputation likely more due to the former with its array of well-crafted bicycles made by small companies. Cycling enthusiasts ride here for everything bike related including ordering a custom made bicycle (the ultimate luxury, perhaps).

Oh, but there is also coffee.

Located in the heart of Den Haag’s hipster and artist enclave, Lola Bikes & Coffee is suffused with light despite the eclectic décor dotted everywhere with – what else? – bicycles. Folks are friendly here, whether you’re chatting them up about gears and wheels or beans and foamed milk.

Coffee here is made with beans from Bocca Coffee, a Dutch specialty coffee roaster founded by the Simons brothers, Menno and Tewis. Great cuppas here by Lola and her baristas, but the shop is all about great causes too, such as supporting Kampala Cycling that helps impoverished children in Uganda who love cycling to obtain bicycles and equipment.

Oh yes, coffee and lots of heart.

Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag

Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag

Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag

Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag

Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag

海牙是荷蘭北海沿岸一個重要的城市,
所有荷蘭的中央政府機關與外國使館外幾乎都聚集在這裡,
除此之外,更是聯合國國際法庭所在地。
但吸引這我前來的,卻是這裡的一家咖啡館。
到訪過荷蘭的朋友會發現,這的自行車的交通系統非常完善,
騎著自行車上班、上學的人極多,
把自行車和咖啡結合起來的咖啡館當然也屢見不鮮。

海牙的中心處的Lola Bikes & Coffee便是這樣一家咖啡館,。
在狹長的咖啡館裡頭,隨處可見的自行車幾乎成了是這裡的獨有裝飾,
優質的自行車與配件,配上幾盞吊燈、一些桌椅、沙發,
不但吸引了許多自行車愛好者,更是當地咖啡客的心頭好。
由荷蘭本土烘豆商Bocca Coffee提供的豆子,加上咖啡師純熟的技巧,
就算你不是一位自行車愛好者,只想單純的喝杯咖啡,
Lola Bikes & Coffee也絕對不會讓你失望。

Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag

Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag

Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag

Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag

Lola Bikes & Coffee, Den Haag


Lola Bikes & Coffee
Noordeinde 91, 2514 GD Den Haag, Netherlands
Mon-Sun 8am-6pm
+31-6-14715854
lolabikesandcoffee.nl

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

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