Coffee spots: Doppio Espresso

Coffee spots: Doppio Espresso

DOPPIO, located at Kruisplein, is a cosy and productive coffee spot located smack in the middle of Rotterdam's city centre; a stone's throw away from Central Station. 

If you're looking for a nice place to sit and have a meeting, get some work done or just enjoy quality coffee, be sure to give Doppio a try. I recently spent a couple of hours here. I had a Caffè Mocha Bianco which was quite delicious, followed by one of their 'single origin' coffees. I think it was the Kachalú. 


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Also worth mentioning

  • DOPPIO serves breakfast as well as (Italian) lunch
  • Want your own stash? You can buy packaged coffee beans and tea here.
  • Winner AD Koffietest 2008
  • Winner Allegra Best Coffee Chain Benelux 2013
  • Winner Allegra Best Coffee Chain Western Europe

Address and Location - Doppio Espresso

Venezuelan food in Rotterdam

Venezuelan food in Rotterdam

This new Venezuelan cafe opened in my barrio, Schiebroek. "Vis specialiteit Arepas." Of course, I asked for coffee and ended up with a cappuccino and two freshly made empanadas with delicious homemade garlic sauce. 


Update! Unfortunately, the place has been sold. The previous owner is still cooking and selling Venezuelan food from her home kitchen. This message was posted to their Facebook page:


Les informo a toda nuestra clientela, que hoy se vendio el restaurant, pero que seguiremos trabajando desde la cosina de nuestra casa. Si usted quiere hacer sus pedidos, de Arepas, empanadas, patacones, tequeños, hallacas y pan de jamon. Puede hacer sus pedifos con tiempo y nosotros lo llevamos en Rotterdam y sus alrededores o si prefiere lo viene a recojer usted mismo. Tel: 0645963865 Ada Ramos.

Bij deze wil ik u mededelen, dat Arepas hot is verkocht. Maar wij kunnen uw bestellingen thuis bereiden. Wilt u Arepas, empanadas,patacones, kerstbrood en hallacas bestelen? Wij maken voor u klaar, ook kunnen wij thuisbezorgen. Op tijd bestellen. Tel: 0645963865 Ada Ramos.


The place is located on Schiebroek's main shopping street, Peppelweg. It's kinda easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled while looking for it. At the time of my first visit, it used to be called 'Arepas Hot Brasserie,' but the name was recently changed to Vis specialiteit Arepas. The decor has also changed a little bit. 

Venezuelan food in Rotterdam - Arepa Hot BrasserieVenezuelan food in Rotterdam - Arepa Hot Brasserie

Vis specialiteit Arepas
Peppelweg 112a
3053GS Rotterdam

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