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Get comfy at the Rocking Chair

Situated just outside the bustling city center, Rocking Chair, on Willem van Noortstraat, is a quiet sanctuary for coffee or a bite. The corner cafe is flooded with light, the blue tiles glistening, even on a rainy Saturday morning.


Inside you’re greeted by a long coffee bar and plenty of seating. Grab a spot on a stool by the front windows, in armchairs by the door, quiet tables, or the long farmhouse table tucked in the back. And of course, there’s a rocker tucked in the corner with a big leather sofa.

Get comfy and sip coffee

I ordered my go-to, a cappuccino, and was impressed with the delicious bite of espresso and frothy finish. What’s better was the price: just 2.50 eu – one of the best prices for a cappuccino in the city. Curious, I reached for the menu and found the breakfast deal was just 6.95 eu and included a juice, coffee, scone or croissant and a mini granola. I was tempted, but resisted.

At 9:30 am it was me and a few other families, kids playing quietly in the corner. The coffees, breakfasts and cakes I saw pass me looked great, and the service was friendly and quick. I’ll happily wait for a great cup of coffee, but it’s always better when a much needed caffeine fix comes both hot and quick, especially early in the morning.

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And listen up, matcha lovers. Matcha is hard enough to find here in Utrecht, and a great cup is even more illusive. But, I’ve heard from multiple sources the matcha here at Rocking Chair is excellent, and will be what I try next time.

I loved how quiet Rocking Chair was, but I can imagine this place gets fun, friendly and filled up later in the afternoon. I can say this is a great spot to relax with a cup of joe solo, but I also imagine it’s a wonderful spot to catch up with a friend or even bring your laptop to work. I’ll be back to this cozy spot to try the latter, for sure.

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About Cate Misczuk

Cate is een Amerikaanse freelance schrijver, journalist en video producer die Utrecht nu haar thuis noemt. Als zij niet bezig is met de redigeren van de Explore Utrecht.Com site dan gaat ze op pad om de stad te verkennen. Druk met het maken van mooie foto's van Utrecht en altijd opzoek naar nog lekkere bakkie koffie. Cate verhuisde naar Utrecht na een bezoek aan de stad, destijds woonachtig in Amsterdam vanwege haar studie. Ze werd snel verliefd op het laid back gevoel in Utrecht en prachtig kronkelende straatjes. Lees haar avonturen als expat in de stad.

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