Hopper is a prize-winning coffee bar at Schiedamse Vest 146. In a typical post-war building with tons of light, high ceilings and spacious set-up, with terrace out front.
This is a place that I love going to for breakfast. All the food is homemade and I like their sourdough bread with Stolwijk cheese for lunch or enjoy just a large cappuccino while enjoying the use of the free wifi or reading the newspaper.
Meeting friends or colleagues for catching up or a working lunch is possible here as they have a nice and quiet area upstairs with tables and a great view below. There’s also a special corner with toys and books for (young) children.
It’s all about serving good and honest food, home-baked and delicious cakes, croque-monsieurs, sandwiches, soup and good salads. Also try their excellent wines.
A nice detail is the tap to get your own glass of water. They have a large reading table, small side tables and an open kitchen.
This is the first place where I heard of ‘slow coffee’ and trust me when I say that coffee is serious business here! If you are interested in learning more about coffee, just ask the barista or you can always join a ‘cupping session’ or workshops that they organize here (with or without cooperation of Specialty Coffee) on a regular basis.