13x places to drink coffee in the centre of Nijmegen

There’s a coffee shop on every street(corner) in Nijmegen’s city centre. Whether you’re on the Grote Markt looking for a cuppa, the Lange Hezelstraat, Koningsplein, Pauwelstraat or the Ziekerstraat: you can score a cappuccino, latte macchiato, chai latte or espresso! Do you need coffee to wake up in the mornings? Or are you looking to discover a new indie coffee shop? Read through this article and settle down at one of these locations.

1. Bairro Alto

You can find Bairro Alto tucked in a corner behind the busy Grote Markt – where, every day, you can smell freshly baked cake and coffee drift through the street.

2. Doppio

“We love to make coffee for the city that loves to drink it.” Doppio, in the middle of Nijmegen, is always ready to make your favourite coffee. Drop in here to chat, enjoy, relax or work.

3. a t e l i e r

New in Nijmegen: a t e l i e r. Enjoy every moment at the bar of this all-day coffee and drinks shop. Feel like discovering something new? Take a quick stroll to Van der Brugghenstraat 14.

4. Kushiin

We can't say it any better ourselves, so here’s Abdi Kadar, the owner: "I'm a big fan of coffee. What makes Kushiin so unique, apart from the coffee and delicious food, is the warmth that we want to radiate as a business."


If you stroll down the Lange Hezelstraat, you can't miss this cute little joint called Holt. Their fun counter, as they call it themselves, is open to all hikers. You can also sit in their outdoor seating area or have a nice cup of coffee inside.

6. Zeezicht

For a good cup of coffee (with a tasty snack) go to Zeezicht, at the top of Marikenstraat.

7. Gesha

Gesha is totally boho-chic and has a gorgeous view of the Waal river. You'll experience flavours like peach, chocolate and jasmine every day with their changing specialty coffees. The trained baristas are at your service if you need any advice.

8. Camelot

Camelot is unmissable on the Grote Markt. You may know its tasty beers, but you can also order a cup of cappuccino here starting at 10.00 am.

9. Borboleta

Borboleta is a social enterprise where people with a (mental) handicap and/or distance to the labour market work service as well as kitchen jobs. It’s a nice, cosy place in Mediterranean style whose coffee beans come from coffee roaster Coffun: a social enterprise in Malden. From a Cortado to a Flat White, there is plenty of coffee to choose from.

10. PUCK Specialty Coffee

The name says it all: PUCK specialises in coffee. You’re guaranteed to find a coffee you like here. Do you fancy fruity coffee? Or a nutty and chocolate-y coffee? At PUCK, they love to tell you about the different coffees they serve.

11. Hotel Credible

Hotel Credible, with its a warm atmosphere, people, music, offer you a great place to drink  coffee. Ideal for early birds in particular, because they open at 8.00 am.

12. Café de Zon

Are you walking across the river in the Rivierenpark? Then Café de Zon is the place to stop for a coffee. They’ve been the café of the island since 1921 as well as the oldest café in Lent.

13. Bhalu

Bhalu is a cosy living room where you can talk together, laugh and share knowledge – but you can also relax on your own with a nice cup of coffee!

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