Blackbird Coffee & Vintage is on the ‘must visit’ list when people ask me where to go for a good cup of coffee in Utrecht. Blackbird is located on the Oudegracht, just outside the city centre. A perfect location amongst vintage and design shops, creative workshop places, galeries and coffee spots. When at home and craving something sweet and a latte, I do drop by easily because its near to my home.
Entering Blackbird, feels like shopping at a vintage store or browsing during at an art exhibition. Is this a coffee and slow juice bar? Ooh no, it’s a vintage bike shop! Uhm! The space looks very cozy and the bar in the middle is a great showcase for all the delicious pastries, all home made. There are different seats, benches and corners you can sit. The owners are quick to take your order, tell you to have a seat. I always pick the green very comfy sofa for an afternoon of coffee, cake and reading.
The atmosphere is perfect, a combination of city hipster, students, tourist and creative earthlings. Everyone doing their own thing; chatting, reading books, browsing for bikes and vintage furniture. Really strange but fun! No loud noise, just everyone chilling with to good music in the background. The chai tea latte I ordered, was creamy, mild and soft. The cottage cheese cake was very yummy, full of flavour you could taste it was home made. I stayed until closing and was very sad I had to go home to make my own chai tea latte.
Please also have a look in the cellar, here you will find vintage bikes and furniture.
Address: Oudegracht 222
Photo credits – Michaela – The new life beginning