Hotspots in Breda
On this page I’m sharing my favorite vegetarian friendly food hotspots in Breda. Breda is a small city close to Rotterdam, Tilburg and Antwerp. It has nice side streets with original shops and some great food options. Below are my favorites. All restaurants listed on this page have good vegetarian or vegan food options.
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Restaurant Tante Betsie (Aunt Betsie) gives you the feeling that you’re visiting your favorite aunt. The one that always spoils you with good food. The restaurant has a livingroom feel to it. They’ve got a lunch menu with a few dishes, but they’ve got something for everyone. In winter you’ll feel right at home in the restaurant and in summer you can sit down on their lovely terrace. Even though you’re in the city center, you’ve got a quiet and green outdoor spot.
Puick is a restaurant that serves dishes from all over the world. They’re open for lunch and dinner and they’ve got several vegetarian and vegan dishes on their menu. Pictured you see their vegan Buddha Bowl with spinach, tomato, avocado, cucumber, aubergine and much more. Another great vegetarian lunch dish is their Shakshuka. On Fridays and Saturdays they’re open for dinner. They serve a 4 course dinner for 30,-. You can choose between meat/fish or vegetarian.
If I walk into Sunshine I get happy immediately! It’s so colorfully decorated with artifacts from all over the world. And their menu makes me even happier. So many vegetarian and vegan options! Also they cook on small scale and use as many fresh products as possible. Besides the regular lunch dishes, they always have daily specials like the vegan sweet potato pumpkin curry soup when I was there. The sandwich with falafel and red beet hummus pictured above is on their regular menu.
A Cup of Cake
A cup of Cake is by far the cutest shop in Breda. This whole pink cupcake shop even has a swimming pool filled with sprinkles! It’s a great place to sit down for a coffee or tea with something sweet, but they also have all their cupcakes for take-away so that you can enjoy them at home. Organizing a (kids) party or a wedding? Contact A Cup of Cake for all the possibilities.
Sip First is a coffee and lunchroom from the people behind ‘Koffie bij Teun’. Sip First focuses on specialty coffees (and teas). So it’s a great place for caffeine lovers. They also have a good lunch menu. These pancakes with red fruit are my personal favorite!
You can recognize restaurant Blue Dog in Breda by the giant blue dog statue in front of their terrace. Blue Dog is open for lunch, nibbles and dinner and on the menu you’ll find comfort food with many vegetarian and gluten-free options. The vegan steak tartare is my favorite starter and for main dishes I would recommend the pasta with burrata or the veggie burger pictured above. Order some sweet potato fries with truffle mayonaise on the side for a real comfort-food experience. The service at Blue Dog can be a bit unsteady, but the dishes taste great.
The centrally located Barista Cafe (right at the market square) is a perfect stop for a nice cup of coffee, latte art included! They also have delicious cakes like carrot cake, apple pie and cheesecake. For lunch they have all the classics like a club sandwich or a smoked salmon sandwich. They also have several finger food options, with which you can create your own snackplatter. You can find Barista Cafe in several other cities like Amersfoort, Lisse and Haarlem.
In Kannen en Kruiken
I love it when a lunchroom dares to stand out! Let yourself be surprised by the original menu from In Kannen Kruiken. No simple cheese sandwiches here. IKEK serves overnight oats with banana and chia seeds or a prawn salad sandwich They have a vegetarian club sandwich and they’re willing to make it vegan by skipping the cream cheese and adding an extra layer of hummus. They also have gluten free bread if desired. Although the older generation might frown upon the menu when they walk in, they’ll be pleasantly surprised when they walk out.
Black & White Kafe
Black and White Kafe in Breda is a fully vegan restaurant in the East of Breda. It’s not very centrally located, but it’s definitely worth the trip especially if you want to eat vegan. On the menu of Black and White Kafe you’ll find lighter dishes that are great for breakfast and lunch and heavier dishes for when you’re hungry. The latter includes vegan sushi bowl, vegan Indian curry and a vegan black bean burger. From 11 to 3pm they serve their healthy lunch menu with vegan soup or one of your choices of toast like Smashed Avocado or Hummus Delight.
Koffiebar Sowieso is a great spot for a cup of coffee with cake, breakfast or lunch. For breakfast they have several smoothie bowls like the chocolate smoothie bowl pictured here. For lunch they serve a big variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, they even have several vegan grilled sandwiches.
De jongens van zand en klei
They’ve got quite a long name which means: ‘the boys of sand and clay’. Their mission is to show you that the old-fashioned potato is totally hip! They serve all kinds of dishes with potato as the main ingredient. And trust me, it’s not your old-fashioned stamppot, they’ll really surprise you! They’ve got ‘pappas’ for example, these potato tapas are great for sharing. Or try their crunchy potato basket as a main dish. They’ve got several vegetarian options, like the cajun potato basket with guacamole, tomato and kidney beans. Pictured above is their potato sushi. Yes, I thought I was experimental with sushi (check my favorite sushi recipes) but ‘the boys’ are bringing it to the next level!
Bali James serves authentic Indonesian food. Chef and owner Jimmy Lohamzah might look very young, but he’s been cooking Indonesian food at this restaurant since 2004. Although you can order regular dishes, I recommend the ‘rijsttafel’, this tasting menu offers all the best of the Indonesian cuisine. The original menu already has many vegetarian options, but they’re willing to adjust it for you if you want to skip the meat. They also take good care of their guests with food allergies; they’ve listed allergens for every item on the menu!
Bobbi’s Bar opened up at the end of 2018 and is mostly known for it’s wonderful interior. With dark walls, plants, pink velvet and golden touches it feels like you’re in a hip bar in New York instead of in Breda. It has a nice menu with some staples like this sandwich with avocado and poached egg.
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When the weather is nice, Baai is a great spot to sit down. They’ve got a big terrace and a lot of extra chairs near the water. They’ve got both places in the sun as in the shade, so it’s great for everyone. They serve lunch, dinner and snacks. Vegetarian options are clearly marked on the menu.
They also have all kinds of packages that are nice for groups, like lunch combined with a boat trip.