Best Kept Secret: Koekela in Rotterdam

I am single handedly responsible for this place no longer being a secret in Rotterdam. During my two visits this summer I tweeted, Foursquared and Instagram-ed about Koekela, an unassuming coffee shop and bakery which happens to serve up the best brownies I've tasted this year. In fact, their blondies (white chocoalte brownies) have left me experimenting with white chocolate in our new kitchen in Amsterdam... with some success, I should add, but with nothing like the sweetness of Koekela's blondies. There's only one thing for it, we'll have to go back...

A best kept secret or not, if you ever find yourself in Rotterdam, go to Koekela and eat their food.

P.S. The coffee's not bad either.

Find Koekela at Nieuwe Binnenweg, 79a, 3014 GE, Rotterdam (and the surrounding area is worthy of a few hours walking around with cool bars, shops and restaurants. Read more of my Best Kept Secrets. Oh and this is what it looks like when NewMan tries to steal my blondie when I'm taking photos in the reflection of a bus stop.

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before putting down some roots with her Australian partner and having a baby boy in July 2015. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her son around Amsterdam.
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