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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 an American freelance writer, journalist, and video producer who calls Utrecht home. When she isn't editing English content for the Explore Utrecht blog you can find her around town snapping photos, or searching for the best cup of coffee. Cate moved to Utrecht never having visited the city, despite living in Amsterdam while studying abroad. Nonetheless, she quickly fell in love with Utrecht's laid back feel, and beautifully winding streets. You can read about her adventures as an expat and traveler on her blog Postcards From Cate, and follow along on Instagram for daily shots around Utrecht.

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