Cafe Colette, Haarlem
Where the streets of Paris and New York cross.
Bonjour, bievenue dans le Café Colette - Hello, welcome to Café Colette! Owner, Maarten Donkers (33), opened café Colette in Haarlem in 2011, entirely in French-style. At that time he missed a place with the offer and the appearance of what is now Cafe Colette. The space he found on the Groenmarkt did fit well with the concept he had in mind. A concept where you offer a nice bar feature, and run a good restaurant at the same time.
Café Colette represents fair prices, fresh products and trained staff. A little bit of Paris and a little bit of New York. A large bar to have a drink and to dine at, marble interspersed with subway tiles and linen hedged tables. A chicken rotisserie, fresh oysters, tender meat and lots of vegetables. An extensive wine list and recently long drinks! With a menu that changes four times a year, it is difficult to choose a favourite. But according to Maarten the Poussin, with grilled vegetables, French fries, tarragon majo and homemade Jus de Veaux remains a real stunner. Obviously, directly from the spit! And certainly noteworthy is Colette’s Happy Oyster Hour! Every Saturday and Sunday between 16:00-18:00h, you can order delicious oysters for €1.
When Maarten purchased the property, he knew pretty soon what direction it should look like, an interior designer was not needed. A French bistro in New York, in conjunction with a Dutch Bistro and architecture in general. Colette began as a tight café, with clean lines and little colour, which they liked. Today after a few years, the café is coming to life, the calf leather on the banks begins to wear off, the marble begins to etch, candles and fallen glassware creates new contrasts. It gives a nice effect. "It is really transformed, it looks and feels more metropolitan than when we started," says Maarten Donkers.
"The look of the brand fits well with the cafe. In addition, the fact that the brand has a social contribution is fantastic of course. The care line is simply of high quality "
"The look of the brand fits well with the cafe. In addition, the fact that the brand has a social contribution is fantastic of course. The care line is simply of high quality ", says Maarten Donkers.
Oude Groenmarkt 22
+31 (0)23 532 93 57
Friday & Saturday 16:00 - 01:00
Sunday to Thursday 16:00 - 00:00