The Hague Food Guide

Lot Sixty One

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Next to Filtro, Lot Sixty One is one of my favourite coffee bars. They serve their own specialty roast and best of all they have a decaf roast. They are open 7 days a week, early morning till early evening and on holidays.

You can also get vegan cakes, cookies, and they have a nice breakfast and lunch menu. In the Spring and Summer you can enjoy their garden and iced coffee.

A note on decaf/lowcaf coffee

Filtro, Lot Sixty One and Single Estate Coffee Roasters (and possible Kaafi) are the only coffee bars that serve specialty decaf or lowcaf. All others in the city center don’t serve it at all or they serve mass roasted decaf such as Illy’s, Douwe Egberts or Bocca. All which I tried, none that I liked.

For many people drinking caffeine makes them feel ill. Including me. Plus pregnant women, people who suffer from blood pressure, heart patients. The group of people who have to avoid caffeine but still love a good cup of coffee is large.

Drinking decaf also makes it possible to enjoy more than one cup or have one at night. A good cup of coffee with or without caffeine is damn nice to drink.

Unfortunately, still many baristas and coffee drinkers look down on decaf or lowcaf.

Quality-wise, there is almost no difference between a specialty roasted decaf or lowcaf and caffeine. Examples of good decaf or lowcaf roasters are Lot Sixty One, La Cabra, The Barn and Single Estate Coffee Roasters.