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De ontdekking

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Voorstraat 110, 3512 AV Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 751 4719
08:00 - 19:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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402 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

So glad I found this place. Good strong coffee and a great little menu. I don't know how they made their scrambled eggs but they were so creamy and delicious. The decor is cute, free wifi, great food and friendly service. Loved it.

Thank Lisa_WLG
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

In the popular "De Ontdekking" you can enjoy a variety of healthy, fresh and delicious food as well as great coffee to a cheap price. The atmosphere is really cozy and the staff super friendly. We'll come here more often!

Thank Jamie Lee M
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We came here twice, once for an afternoon coffee and later for brunch. The menu is quite limited but everything we had was fresh, tasty and generous. The high breakfast is recommended. Service is friendly.

Thank Danapu
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, really nice cafe set up with different levels making a quite large Cafe feel very intimate. Mixture of armchairs and proper tables and chairs. Chai latte with soya milk was very nice. Not overly sweet like Starbucks etc so you could add sugar if you wanted. Had the veggie chilli which had a few tort chips and... More 

Thank Katie E
Toronto, ON
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79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Full disclosure - I live in the heart of the croissant making part of the world. I know my croissants. But the lovely, buttery, freshly baked and happily delivered croissant that arrived was world class. It came with beautifully prepared fruit cup that made up the "light breakfast" option. They get extra marks for adding small chocolate on the side... More 

Thank TravellerfromTO
Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best places in Utrecht to enjoy a breakfast with a good cup of coffee. The prices are very competitive but bad service now and then prevents this place from getting a 5.

Thank Rico S
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My favourite place to hang out on a rainy sunday afternoon. Very cozy, good atmosphere and great options for lunch.

Thank Marloesdk
Klagenfurt, Austria
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We passed by on our way into the city, went in and had a very nice lunch - fresh, tasty homemade soup and taart/quiche. Very trendy yet cosy atmosphere.

Thank mary5f59
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I come here every so often, service is always good, loads of options for delicious tea, coffee, or other drinks/bites. There's alcohol-free areas and some nice sofa's. Not the typical block-like bar, very nice atmosphere.

Thank Myrthe F
Dublin, Ireland
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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

De Ontdekking means the discovery in Dutch... and this place was indeed a (pleasant) discovery for us. We just popped in for a quick coffee. It was the evening before King's Day, so extremely busy everywhere. Luckily enough, a couple were leaving as we entered, so we got a table straight away. A young girl came to take our order... More 

Thank Barry M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Cafe, Dutch, International, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Voorstraat 110, 3512 AV Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: +31 30 751 4719
De Ontdekking ('The Discovery') is situated in a former travel agency and has kept the holiday feeling alive. Its atmosphere, menu and style breathes the different continents of our globe and the relaxed anything-goes attitude that comes with travelling.

The breakfast menu features a range of wake-up goodness, such as a Greek yogurt with homemade granola as well as a high-breakfast to share for a great start of the day. For lunch there are well-dressed sandwiches as well as homemade soup, fresh salads and quiches.

All day long fresh smoothies are served, while the baristas brew excellent coffee of all sorts with the espresso machine. The tea menu consists of the classics as well as popular modern variations, like a beautiful green Bangkok tea with ginger and coconut. All drinks go really well with the homemade cakes and pies.

From 14.30 On it's time for high-tea. Or maybe you prefer a glass of lovely wine or a cool beer with a memory, like the Chang from Thailand. Order yourself a snack platter with it and enjoy the holiday moment.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?