coffee culture is peaking in the dutch capital as yet another spot opens its doors in the leafy residential zuid district. but this one has a hybrid nature, while it also charms with a quirky, downtown vibe the area isn't exactly known for. dubbed coffeeconcepts, the venture is a collab effort of sister team pelou and fabienne bouland, and bestie tedje fliers. this bubbly trio have earned their spurs in public relations and the hospitality business, but decided to team up and take their ambitions to a whole new level. coffeeconcepts is situated on the ground floor of an early 20th century building with a traditional red brick façade, and boasts an easy access living room setting. a comfy sofa is paired with homey rugs, designer chairs and vintage office furniture, while sleek lamps add a touch of contemporary glam.
up on the mezzanine floor the coffee counter and order station is situated. very much a concept space, coffeeconcepts hosts rotating sale exhibitions, and its walls are currently adorned by a selection of works by amsterdam-based artist alljan moehamad a.k.a. skulljan. the menu prominently lists buscaglione, a high-quality italian coffee brand, a range of fresh juices, slices of sumptuous cake and other tasty bites, all served by the three ladies themselves. and when they're not, they're likely to be busy conquering the planet from the basement office which is home to their eponymous marketing + communications consultancy. a bonus to lounging about at coffeeconcepts is the availability of wifi and outdoor seating when it's sunny. location: jacob obrechtstraat 5 [amsterdam zuid].