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23x Best Lunch and brunch restaurants in Leiden

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If you are looking where to eat lunch or brunch in Leiden, The Netherlands, then stop searching. Here you will find the best lunch and brunch restaurants or cafes in the charming city of Leiden, The Netherlands.

The best lunch and brunch spots in Leiden

Have a look below to see the best lunch and brunch restaurants of Leiden, The Netherlands!

Last updated on the 2nd of June 2022

Lot & De Walvis

You might’ve heard of Lot & De Walvis before, but I cannot let one of the best restaurants in Leiden, The Netherlands, slip by. The food here is great, the staff is wonderful and Lot & De Walvis has a great atmosphere. They have soups, sandwiches, pancakes (!) and plenty of more. You won’t be hungry for a while once you’re finished at this restaurant in Leiden.

Opening times Lot & De Walvis

Lot & De Walvis is opened 7 days a week.

Monday- Sunday 09:00 – 00:00 (kitchen opened until 22:00)

Haven 1, Leiden

Roast And Toast

Roast and Toast is a great breakfast and lunch restaurant. You will find tosti’s (croque monsieur), pies, great coffee, juices and much more here. But this place is perfect for the bread lovers. Their bread is vegan and the toppings can be vegetarian or vegan as well. So if you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian restaurant in Leiden, The Netherlands Roast & Toast is your spot. Try the banana cake of Roast And Toast in Leiden, it is truly worth it.

Opening hours of Roast And Toast Leiden

Monday- Closed

Tuesday- Friday 11:00-17:00

Saturday 10:00-17:00

Sunday 11:00-16:00

Burgsteeg 3, Leiden

Lebkov & Sons

At Lebkov & Sons in Leiden, you can find incredible sandwiches, great homemade soups & salads and much more. Take their tomato soup. Especially during a cold autumn or winter day in Leiden, warming up with soup as a lunch is perfect. One of the best places to get good food in Leiden for sure.

Opening times of Lebkov & Sons Leiden

Monday-Friday 06:00- 20:00

Saturday & Sunday 07:00-18:00

Bargelaan 8, Leiden


Roos Leiden is the perfect lunch spot in Leiden, The Netherlands. From soup to salads to the most perfect sandwiches in Leiden. Roos is your spot. Roos has tasty food, an incredible location, and the atmosphere is to die for. Not literally. But still, very beautiful.

Opening hours Roos

Monday -Sunday 08:00-18:00

Botermarkt 12, Leiden

Bar Lokaal

This is personally one of my most favourite hotspots of Leiden, The Netherlands. Bar Lokaal is a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks in Leiden. The atmosphere in Bar Lokaal is something else and the food is even better. Whether you’re vegetarian or not, you’ll enjoy Bar Lokaal in Leiden.

Opening times Bar Lokaal

Monday-Sunday 08:00- 00:00 (kitchen is opened until 22:00)

Hartesteeg 13, Leiden

Anne& Max

You don’t know where to eat lunch or brunch in Leiden, The Netherlands? But you do know that you want a cosy atmosphere, then continue reading. Anne & Max is like your living room. It’s so cosy and has great food. All of it is homemade and they work with as much organic and local products as possible. You can go to Anne& Max in Leiden for breakfast and lunch. It is one of the best places for breakfast in Leiden.

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Opening times of Anne & Max

Monday- Saturday 08:00- 18:00

Sunday from 09:00- 18:00.

Gangetje 2, Leiden

Vooraf en Toe

At Vooraf en Toe in Leiden, you can have breakfast/lunch until 17:00. If this doesn’t sound like heaven, then I don’t know what will. From organic yoghurt to bread and from eggs to ‘kroketten’ and burgers. Vooraf en Toe is a must visit breakfast and lunch spot in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Opening times of Vooraf en Toe

Sunday- Thursday 07:30 – 17:30

Friday 07:30 – 22:00

Saturday 07:00- 22:00

Botermarkt 9, Leiden

Borgman & Borgman

If you’re not hungry, but only in need of really good coffee then Borgman & Borgman in Leiden is your spot. Borgman & Borgman is the best coffee bar or Leiden, The Netherlands. At this café they have coffee beans from several countries across the world, think of Brazil and Costa Rica. So if you only need a very good coffee to continue your day, visit Borgman & Borgman for the best coffee in Leiden.

Opening times of Borgam & Borgman


Tuesday – Saturday 08:30- 17:00

Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Nieuwe Rijn 41, Leiden

De Waag

Good food, an incredible interior, and a big menu. So if you’re in doubt what you should eat for lunch in Leiden, then De Waag will help you out. It is located in a historic house and has a great quality of food and service. Besides that, they have dishes that you won’t see anywhere else. That makes De Waag one of the best lunch and brunch restaurants of Leiden, The Netherlands.

Opening times De Waag

Thursday- Saturday 11:00- 00:00

Sunday – Wednesday 11:00- 22:00

Aalmarkt 21, Leiden

Better Bagels

This bagel bakery is unique in The Netherlands because of the way they make their bagels. They sell bagels, American pies, muffins, cookies, and organic juices. You can take away and put something on your bagel at another place, or you can take a seat inside their bakery and eat one of the delicious bagels right there. Going to this bagel bakery in Leiden is definitely worth it.

Opening times Better Bagels

Monday & Tuesday CLOSED

Sunday, Wednesday- Friday 10:00- 16:00

Saturday 09:00- 17:00

Lange Mare 96, Leiden

Het Pakhuis

One of the other top restaurants in Leiden is Het Pakhuis. This restaurant is one of the places you have to eat at when you’re in Leiden. Now, in general, the food isn’t that special, however, they master the art of simple but delicious food. Take the meatball on a sandwich (gehaktbal), if you’re looking to try typical Dutch food then this is one of the things you shouldn’t miss out on.

Opening times Het Pakhuis

Sunday – Wednesday 11:00- 00:00

Thursday – Saturday 11:00- 01:00

Doelensteeg 8, Leiden


At Dende, they serve, besides a great lunch, also one of the best apple pies of Leiden. If you can still fit in an apple pie after having a good lunch at Dende in Leiden, then definitely take it. They have wraps, salads, club sandwiches and much more.

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Opening times Dende

Sunday – Thursday 11:00 – 00:00

Friday & Saturday 11:00- 01:30

Nieuwe Rijn 5, Leiden

Aan de Rijn

If you’re looking for a great lunch or dinner restaurants Aan de Rijn is a great spot in Leiden, The Netherlands. Getting lunch at this place in Leiden is always, like we say, gezellig. It’s cosy, but way more than that. What I love about this place is that during lunch you can order several small dishes and get a taste of several sandwiches and soups instead of taking just one meal. That makes Aan de Rijn an even better lunch spot in Leiden. So if you’re looking on where to go for lunch in Leiden, then this is one of the many places you should visit.

Opening times Aan de Rijn

Sunday – Monday 11:00- 22:00

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00- 22:00

Nieuwe Rijn 37, Leiden

Soup & Salads

Fresh, healthy and tasty are three words that come to mind when I think of Soup & Salads. While this is not really a restaurant, but a takeaway in Leiden, I couldn’t skip Soup & Salads. The soups are great, as well as their green salads and poke bowls.

Opening times Soup & Salads

Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 20:00

Sunday 16:00 – 20:00

Lange Mare 116, Leiden

Vet Gezond

Vet Gezond is another restaurant in Leiden where you have plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. You’re asking for a vegan pizza in Leiden? You can get it at Vet Gezond. The best smoothies, sides and even a healthy kapsalon, can all be found it all here.

Opening times Vet Gezond


Tuesday – Friday 11:30 – 21:00

Saturday & Sunday 16:00 – 21:00

Omegaplantsoen 4, Leiden

De Tuin van de Smid

De Tuin van de Smid is one of my most favourite Fairtrade restaurants in Leiden. It is known as one of the best tea gardens of Leiden and you can have the best high tea of Leiden here as well. You’d have to reserve at least a day in advance though. Besides great high tea, they offer a simple but good lunch at De Tuin van de Smid. Think of sandwiches, yoghurt, a weed burger (seaweed), falafel and much more. If you’re vegetarian, you’ll like this restaurant in Leiden.

Opening times De Tuin van de Smid

Monday- Thursday 09:30- 17:00

Friday – Sunday 09:30- 20:00

Polderpad 8, Leiden

Café Restaurant Logica

This café and restaurant is an organic restaurant in Leiden, The Netherlands. All of their dishes are 100% organic and taste incredible. Every season they have a new menu and use only seasonal products, plus have great vegan options. So if you want to enjoy good food in Leiden, while at the same time be a responsible traveller then Café Restaurant Logica is your hotspot for lunch in Leiden.

Opening times Café restaurant Logica


Tuesday- Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

Saturday 11:00- 22:00

Stille Rijn 11, Leiden

Hof van Sijthoff

This is another organic restaurant in Leiden, The Netherlands. The reason that this is one of my most favourite and best lunchrooms in Leiden is that of the wonderful food and the great staff. The staff are all people with disabilities and do whatever they can to serve you the best food in Leiden. At this great restaurant in Leiden, they have a nice terrace, a great atmosphere and even Dutch board games that you can play. That makes Hof van Sijthoff one of the best places to get lunch in Leiden.

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Opening times Hof van Sijthoff


Monday- Saturday 09:30 – 16:00

Doezastraat 1B, Leiden

Catootje aan de Markt

This great restaurant in Leiden has a French/Mediterranean kitchen. All the products are as fresh as possible and most of them are organic. The best thing about one of the best restaurants of Leiden is that they not only work with seasonal products but they can make every meal vegetarian or vegan. So if you’re looking for a great vegan restaurant of a lunch spot in Leiden, then Catootje aan de Markt is your place to be.

Opening times Catootje aan de Markt

Sunday- Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday – Saturday 17:30-22:00

Kaasmarkt 10, Leiden

Yoghurt Barn

For a very healthy lunch, the Yoghurt barn is your place to be in Leiden. From overnight oats to avocado toast and from fresh juice to the best yoghurt specials. The Yoghurt Barn is one of the places you must visit for a healthy lunch in Leiden.

Opening times of Yoghurt Barn

Monday – Friday 08:30- 17:00

Saturday & Sunday 09:00-18:00

Aalmark 19, Leiden

Where to eat lunch in Leiden | Where to eat breakfast in Leiden The Netherlands | Best hot spots to eat in Leiden | Best things to do in Leiden

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