CLOSED: Water en Brood

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 10 reviews )



Hellingweg 127, Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands, 2583DX

Informal setting restaurant located in the port of Scheveningen. Location is a little bit further down on the same road (just after the bay-like waterfront). Three course vegan meal costs around 8-10 euros. Reported closed to HappyCow, Aug 2015 - please let HappyCow know if they re-open in a new location.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine, Dutch

10 Reviews

First Review by Sten Oomen

Wonderful - Edit

What a lovely place. I come here quite often. Very friendly atmosphere, always good tasting food, and all of that for 9,- p.p. Organic (!!!) Beers for 2,-
They are closed now, but will most likely reopen at a different location after summer

Pros: Tasty, Very Affordable, Great place!

Cons: None

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Very nice food & inexpensive - Edit

I have eaten here a few times and love it every time, it's simple but delicious.

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Good food, good price - Edit

I liked the food very much. You get a whole menu and you can choose between a small or normal portion. Even for people with a gluten free allergy, they do their best and prepare a very good dish. For the price you pay, you get value. The only negative is that after some time, people started to smoke and while eating, dogs were running around.

Pros: Price/value, Good food, Friendly

Cons: Smoking after some time, Dogs around while you eat

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Great vegan/organic food - Edit

Great, informal vegan and organic restaurant.

The style leans a bit towards the classic organic or health-food. Menu's are composed of vegetables, some sort of grain, tofu or tempeh, salad and sometimes a deep-fried bite. It's not my favorite style of food, but it's done very well here.

Like other reviewers said, the quality of the food can differ a bit depending on the people working that night. But I've never had a bad meal here. If the range goes from good to great I'm not complaining!

Prices are very good. This place is more about sharing ideals, puting them into practice and the love of good food than it is about making money. And you'll definately notice that.

The place is so popular that on days with good weather you'll have to make reservations early, because otherwise they'll be full. Which also says something about the quality of the experience here... Nothing better than sitting outside on a nice day, looking out over the harbour and sea, and having great vegan food.

The only downside is that it can be a bit crowded and loud inside on some nights when the weather is not good enough to eat outside. Since a year or so the restaurant is non-smoking though, so at least the air is fresh.

Overall my favorite place in the city.

Pros: Vegan , Cheap, Nice informal atmosphere

Cons: A bit out of the way

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Nice food - Edit

A bit of an alternative place, though not like others. For about 11 euros you'll have a 3-course meal and a drink. Portions aren't large, but they're neither small. Quality of the food differs very much though, sometimes I've been disappointed, sometimes they served very inspirational food. Best to visit in summers, when you can sit outside and visit the beach before or after your meal.

Pros: inexpensive, organic ingredients

Cons: far away, hard to reach without a bike, quality of the food differs

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Food and a beach walk - Edit

Water and Bread is an alternative place in The Hague (Scheveningen). They have good (organic) food for a fair price (< €10,-, 3 course menu), for everyone.
Great thing about this place is the view when you sit outside. You look into a part of the harbor, and during summer evenings with a sunset this is a great view to enjoy with a beer and a meal.

Food tastes good, and the service is good. They don't come to the table, you have to order at the bar.
You have to make a reservation and they don't accept cards, cash only.

Pros: great view, alternative, close to the beach

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Alternative place down by the docks - Edit

If you've checked out this place on Google Streetview then you'll be forgiven for concluding that it doesn't exist - the address doesn't show anything resembling a restaurant, just sparse docklands. But I can assure you that it does exist - it's around the back - and it's quite nice.

We called to make reservations (as instructed to on here) and turned up at 8pm to find the place full of people dining. At first, we were ignored by the staff, which we found off-putting. There we were, two confused foreigners in a restaurant in a strange location, where the usual restaurant system doesn't apply, and we had to wait for several minutes to get someone's attention and ask how it all works. Essentially, you place your order at the bar (there's only one set meal anyway) and then sit down, and they bring it to you, except drinks (which you collect yourself).

The range of drinks on offer was good, including coffee, hot chocolate and juices, and everything is guaranteed vegan. The food was very nice - soup for starter, a seitan-filled pancake with green beans and salad for main course, chocolate and coconut pudding to finish - and the staff warmed up after their initial coolness, too.

The prices are very low - you can eat and drink like a king for ten euros per person.

The feel of the place is very alternative - informal, lots of political stuff, customers bring their dogs inside, the Clash on the stereo, etc. - so it's not a traditional restaurant, but very nice all the same. It's a bit out of the way but it's the only all-vegan place for miles so it's worth the journey out there.

Pros: all-vegan, very cheap, good food and drink

Cons: location, could be a bit confusing, only one set menu per day

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Joloco 06 Jun 2013 - UPDATE: It's no longer the only all-vegan place in this part of the world, there's a new restaurant in The Hague called Veggies on Fire. Price-wise it's at the other end of the scale, but it's more up-market too. I'm sure the two restaurants will co-exist peacefully, as they each have a very different style.  

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Very nice! - Edit

Nice place! It is quite alternative, please don't expect a proper restaurant. Smoking permitted, so don't go there, if this is a no-go for you. food is excellent.
it's a place for political activists.
they have no website, because house is a squat.

Pros: excellent food, big portions, nice price

Cons: smokers

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great spot - Edit

Note: not open on Mondays. This place was an oasis amidst a desert. Well, not "amidst"--I had to walk 2 miles/3 k each way to get there. But it was worth it. Very generous portion size for my vegan entree. Entree plus one bottle of beer was less than 15 euros (before tip, which I don't know if I'm supposed to do here--but I did give about 3 euros).

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An unexpected big surprise! - Edit

This is a restaurant you won't believe, yes, it's THAT good. The ambiance is simple, but wow, the food is delicious and 100 % vegan. Been there twice, but plan to go regularly now. The price is very modest compared to what you get.
This is no simple food, it comes from cooks who know what they're doing.
You get a three-course menu, and every part of it is worth while. The soup, the main meal, the cake (or whatever they're offering).
This cake was really a piece of heaven...

So go there, find it, eat it. You won't be sorry!

Pros: Delicious food!, 100 vegan!, Cheap

Cons: Sober ambiance

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