Little place for coffee, pastries, juices, granola bowls with yogurt, and milkshakes. Plant milks available. As of Mar 2018 pastries are all-vegan. Previously at Haarlemmerstraat 181. Open Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-17:30, Sun 10:00-16:30.

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26 Reviews

First Review by v_mdj


Points +251

10 Aug 2023

Great Coffee and Croissants!

Cakes coffee and croissants if you like !



Points +1817

23 Apr 2023

good coffee and cakes

all the cakes and croissants were vegan and it was all good


Points +783

02 Apr 2023


Both chai latte and apple pie were absolutely amazing! One of the best chai latte I’ve ever had. Also I really loved the interior


Points +73

09 Feb 2023

Lovely workplace

We had brownies with Oreo wich were lovely

Pros: Love the atmosphere , Nice vegan cakes, Good work place

Cons: Some cakes are in the freezer and take time to taw


Points +73

05 Feb 2023

It’s okay

Great place to get vegan croissants and other sweets and coffee. BUT, it’s expense and the portions (cake slices) are very small.

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-31

Pros: Vegan croissants

Cons: Expensive


Points +107

24 Dec 2022

A gem!

The croissants and pastries are great and the staff is super friendly, even when the place is packed.


Points +34

27 Oct 2022


Good coffee, decaf as well. Delicious cakes (all vegan!) and friendly people. Very cosy as well! Also great for studying. during breaks you can take a look at the work of different artists. Big fan of this place!


Points +225

23 May 2022

Delicious cakes

All vegan cakes . All kinds of coffee , chai latte, Hot chocolate .
Tables and couches to relax . Can buy coffee , jam, and other gifts .
Can hire workspace for office out off the house

Pros: All vegan cakes , Very freindly and helpfull, Also sell coffee and other gifts


Points +860

09 Apr 2022

A great space. Try the teas and the croissants!

I Scream is a lovely relaxed space in the town centre, with coffee bar, craft shop and co-working space too. The coffee is good, there's a selection of good teas too, and the pastries? Great! The vegan-ham-and-cheese croissant is really nicely done, and the almond croissant too (they're not "light" croissants!). Also some other ace vegan cakes e.g. butterkoek.

I Scream is entirely vegan, I think, except that they have cow milk as an option for the coffees.


Points +18

20 Mar 2022

The Croissants are delicious

Cute place in the city center of Leiden with various kinds of cakes and pastries. I've never eaten an vegan Croissant more buttery and tender, highly recommended.


Points +16

18 Dec 2021

I scream coffee

Nice atmosphere, good tasting coffee, even a advise to try the cappuccino blend (soy/oat) what tasted great, Nice couch and good music.

Pros: Only vegan options for food (try the buttercake❤️), Nice cosy setting to enjoy your coffee, Very friendly staff

Cons: Still cowmilk available for in the coffee


Points +287

14 Aug 2021

Nice place in the city center of Leiden

They have delicious chai lattes and all kinds of homemade vegan cakes. Highly recommend the banana bread or the chocolate cake. I'm not a coffee drinker, but from what I have heard their coffee is very tasty as well. 😉

Pros: Friendly staff, Homemade cakes


Points +49

07 Aug 2021

Cute place for breakkie and chilling!

Everything is vegan, except maybe cows milk. Food and beverages are delicious.

Has also a store in it.


Points +442

03 Sep 2020

Coffee & croissants

My go to place for coffee and vegan croissants (by Epicurieus). Friendly staff, delicious home made brownies and other vegan sweets.

Pros: All vegan, Central spot, Croissants!!!


Points +1015

17 Jul 2020

Lovely self-made chai latte

I have enjoyed a chai latte with oat milk in this modern and cozy place that mixes bakery, cafe and shop. The bar keeper has explained that he creates the spice mix for this chai latte himself, and you really have to try it!

Updated from previous review on 2020-07-17

Pros: Modern lively and cozy, Friendly staff, Centrally located

Cons: Not completely vegan, Not completely organic


Points +93

22 Feb 2020

Amazing cake!

Perfect place to have some great coffee with vegan cake. My personal favorite is the Dutch apple pie.


Points +738

25 Dec 2019

Great cake, great people

I love coming here to get some cake. It's always very yum, no matter if you get the one from epicurieus or the cake they make themselves. The staff is really kind and friendly. I also love the kind of shared space they now have with some vintage clothing you can buy and working space you can rent for freelancers. Very lovely concept.

Pros: Great cake, Kind people, Awesome concept


Points +860

02 Nov 2019

So good!

Went here to get vegan cake for my birthday. The place is really cosy, the staff super friendly and the food is just amazing 🤤 I’ll definitely be coming back!

Pros: 100% vegan, Great quality, Cosy place

Cons: A bit pricey


Points +638

23 Jun 2019

Wow! Coffee & Vegan Desserts!

This is in a new location with a spacious interior and very friendly owner. The desserts which were all vegan, were Devine. We tried the mocha cake, brownie, banana bread and apple pie. Moist, lots of flavor and not overly sweet but simply yum. You can also mix your plant-based milks and have lattes and cappuccinos with half and half.


Points +55

25 Apr 2019

Heerlijke taarten

Zo hoort appeltaart te smaken! Ook de chocoladetaart van kikkererwten is lekker. Ben benieuwd naar de vegan cheescake dus ik kom hier snel weer terug.


Points +49

12 Feb 2019

Best coffee and cakes!!

Nice cosy place, best coffee and vegan cakes (home made!) in town and all for a very reasonable price. Don't forget to leave something in the tip jar. This place deserves it!!

Pros: Great taste full coffee, owner makes cakes with ❤️


Points +16

11 Oct 2018

Nice, cosy cafe

Nearby station, good coffee and vegan pastries. I tried the vegan brownies, very delicious. Definitely stopping by more often


Points +18

12 May 2018

Coffee, cakes and a good chat!

A nice little café with some really tasty vegan cakes on the menu. The guy that owns it is also super friendly. We stayed there a little longer just for the great chat.

Pros: All cakes were vegan, good coffee/iced coffees.


Points +16

31 Mar 2018

Great place.

Although it is strange that they share the place with a bike rental shop, it's really cosy with great coffee and nice vegan pastry.

Pros: Vegan pastry, Great coffee

Cons: Shared space with Bike rental shop


Points +41

27 Mar 2018

Good coffee and delicious pastries

One of my favorite places in Leiden to drink good coffee. They got all sorts of plant based milk. And the pastries are delicious, especially the vegan brownie is heaven!
One Sunday I came in they had live music. That was a pleasant surprise.

Pros: Very good coffee, delicious vegan pastry, The owner has a lot of knowledge of coffee, Good and friendly service

Cons: Closed on mondays, No ice cream, They don't always have coconut milk


Points +1099

23 Jul 2017


Nice little icecream shop wich also sells some cakes (they all are vegan, I'm not sure if they always are). The cinnamonrolls were not there when we arrived but later we had warm rolls and the taste was good (very sweet).
There are 5 vegan icecream flavours, all with fruit.

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-22

Pros: nice people, near the central station

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