Cozy Breda. I’ve been here so many times when I was younger. It was one of my favorite cities for shopping. Now I am older (and wiser?) I still love coming back here for exploring and spending time with my friend Sylvie, who lives in Breda. The people in Breda know about quality products and you can see that aswell in Yirga in the specialty coffee, food and interior.
Breda is a city with more or less 150.000 habitants in the south of The Netherlands. The city has a historical, but cozy centre with lot’s of shops, restaurants and bars. When you visit this city by train you have to walk through a beautiful large park where people are hanging around and you feel welcome immidiately. I visited Breda earlier, like a year ago, to explore the specialty coffee scene and I had a lovely coffee at Kamu. Although I love this place, it was time to explore another hotspot.
When entering Yirga you feel welcome immediately. It feels like walking in a friends place. It looks cozy and I love the interior. The red La Marzocco espresso machine is the first thing that got my attention. Not so strange, because you basically walk right into it. In combination with the red lamps, it looks like a Pinterest inspiration.
There are different places to sit. On the sofa in the cute corner in the back, in front of the window to watch people passing by, the large reading table, a table for two with your loved one or when it’s sunny on the terrace.
It’s time for coffee. It was quite hot that day in Breda (the sun is always shining in Breda), so I was going for a cold brew, and my friend took an iced latte. Yirga is using specialty coffee from Normo Coffee from Antwerp. It was great to see Normo here, because two days before I was in Antwerp and I’ve been to Normo (check my Antwerp Coffee Tour). The cold brew was homemade, but the barista didn’t exactly know how it’s made because she just started working there. It was a bit plane and bitter for my taste so I added a bit of oat milk to it and it was great. The iced latte with oat milk (Oatly) was well balanced and tasty. I’ve tried the filter coffee already in Antwerp, so I didn’t wanted to order the same thing. After a erlenmeyer flask full of cold brew I caffeinated and ready for the rest of the day.
Next to coffee Yirga is well-known for their food. I love it when a place has everything. Specialty coffee, tasty food, great service and some sweets. Yirga has that and that’s why I can recommend the place if you’re also looking for some brunch or lunch. We enjoyed tasty sourdough bread with avocado, poached eggs and watercress, and if you like you can add some bacon as an extra with this sandwich.
So, when in cozy Breda you know where to go now for a great specialty coffee and food experience!
Sint Annastraat, 19c
Tu – Fr: 09.00 – 18.00
Sa: 09.30 – 18.00
Su: 10.00 – 17.00