There’s do-it-yourself, and then there’s Koffie Winkel do-it-yourself.
Almost every aspect of Koffie Winkel’s fit-out was done by brothers Daniell Janssen and Ruben Snijders and their family and friends. Constructing light fittings? Tick. Purchasing, restoring and customising the cafe’s La Marzocco Linea coffee machine? Tick. Most impressive, however, is that all the furniture was built by Janssen, from the wire sofas, through to the tables and angular wooden stools inspired by old Dutch school chairs.
Snijders oversees the coffee side of things. The beans are from Nedlands roaster Loaded, and the cafe offers espresso, filter and AeroPress coffee. Cold-brew and ice tea are on tap. Koffie Winkel also serves nitro cold-brew; cold-brew coffee lightly carbonated with nitrogen to give the drink a creamy, almost Guinness-like texture. Each morning the brothers bottle six different cold-pressed juices for sale during the day.
House-baked croissants and appelflappen (Dutch apple turnovers) line the pastry cabinet. A short brunch menu offers more substantial food options.
The divorced eggs – a hefty combination of eggs, two salsas, beans and tortillas – will be a fond memory to those who have travelled through Spain. Bircher muesli and avocado toast fly the flag for Aussie brekkie traditions.