Blink and you might miss it. This kiosk is slightly bigger than a door opening. Located in a side street of Noordeinde shopping street, which is well known for it’s high-end luxury shops, you might be surprised to find this tiny kiosk serving patat (chips, fries, frites).This tiny snackbar on the Papestraat is run by an amicable man who whistles his way through the day and manages the frequent queue outside his shop with a patient, no stress way. There are plenty of returning customers who come for their regular order and a chat.
The opening times say 7am to 7pm but I’ve never tested this in theory and can’t guarantee you’ll be served patat for breakfast. But if you’re in town for late night shopping on Thursday and you feel like some fast food, then check out the smallest snackbar in The Hague. You could order a patat speciaal and get your frites with mayonnaise, ketchup and chopped raw onion or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, try the patat oorlog (“war fries” anyone?) which will get you mayo, peanut sauce and diced raw onions to dip your frites in. I prefer a bit of Gucci and Dior with my patat and just enjoy standing in the street watching the world go and admiring the neighbouring shop windows.