I still remember the first time I visited Hopper on Schiedamse Vest some years ago. It was one of the first days I had moved to Rotterdam and I wanted to explore the city.
What struck me at first was the creamy, smooth, foamy cappuccino with this unique coffee taste, not to mention the lovely heart decoration. Ever since, I am just one of the many loyal fans of Hopper.
This two-level-high space, with its minimal aesthetics, concrete service bench and industrial steel railings on the mezzanine, has a table for everyone: for those who want to work on their laptop while enjoying their heavenly coffee and brunch (the bread, as well as the cakes, are homemade and definitely worth tasting), for families with children, who have plenty of space and equipment to play upstairs, and for the local neighbours with or without their dogs, this Rotterdam hipster tribe with one or more tattoos and fancy sneakers.
In case you are still not convinced, I might as well add that Hopper is weatherproof. Under the umbrellas or the tent in front of the big glass window in summer, and inside in winter.
Finally, the music selection always sends positive, soothing vibes and the friendly people who work there have a smile on their face. For some people, like me, this is almost as important as the coffee itself.