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Another one of my favorite cafes I enjoy working at & meet-up with fellow girlbosses: The Chocolate Company Amersfoort. I love this place because it’s small but have enough space to work, they have delicious food options & the people working here are friendly.
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// WORKSPACE — ENOUGH SPACE TO GET WORK DONE
There are no dedicated workspaces at this coffee workplace but there are enough tables where you can sit and work. I either sit at the front or back when I’m alone because these are the tables for one. I don’t want to take up unnecessary space. When I’m with a fellow ambitious woman we take up one of the larger tables so we can work next to each other.
There is also one big communal table at the back but I think that it’s mostly used for groups and workshops.
// COFFEE — FLAT WHITE, PLEASE
The Chocolate Company is also a place I go to just to drink coffee, scroll on my phone to catch up with the gram or read a book. Bagels & Beans is still my favorite place to drink coffee but this one isn’t far behind. The flat white is just right — not too strong or too bitter — and made of freshly roasted beans from Guatemala. I also love that you get a small chocolate treat with your coffee. It’s just a simple, thoughtful gesture.
// SURROUNDINGS — FRIENDLY & HELPFUL
The Chocolate Company in Amersfoort is not a big coffee shop to work at. There is a row of tables on the side, a couple of more lounge-y chairs, a communal table in the back & when it’s warm outside, you can also sit on the terrace. I personally always sit at one of the tables on the side.
It isn’t a bad thing that there aren’t a lot of tables, if you don’t mind having people around you. If you do, you might want to avoid peak times — so around the morning or midday — or busy days like Saturdays. Or you could invest in a pair of noise cancelling headphones. I personally don’t mind having people chattering around me and otherwise I just put in my earbuds with some light tunes.
Another thing I like to add is that the smaller space makes it easier for the people who work there to see you. My personal experience is that they’re engaging & friendly. If there is one thing that’s a little annoying to me — but not the end of the world & even understandable when it’s busy — is when you’re sitting somewhere for 10 minutes and people walk by you. Or when waiters are too up in your business. None of these situations apply to this place. They always help you straightaway.
// FOOD OPTIONS — THE PLACE TO BE FOR CHOCOLATE LOVERS
If I go for lunch at The Chocolate Company Amersfoort I mostly go for a toasti. It’s basically a grilled cheese sandwich. Sometimes I just want something simple to eat that’s filling but not an overload of bread. There are also other options for lunch like wraps or a salad.
But like the name says, they are mostly known for their large selection of chocolate goodies. From chocolates to all different flavored hot chocolate milks, the true chocolate lover will die and go to heaven. My personal favorite treat here is actually the small cupcakes in vanilla or red velvet but the chocolates are definitely a nice gift (for yourself).
// FINAL THOUGHTS
The Chocolate Company Amersfoort is a great coffee place to work from if you want to catch up on some work or drink your coffee & read a book in the lounge chairs. Or get yourself a chocolate treat when you reached a goal! It’s also a great remote working space to catch up with your fellow boss babe or meet a potential new client to discuss a new project.
THE CHOCOLATE COMPANY AMERSFOORT
CHCO Café Amersfoort
3811 LH Amersfoort
Open from Tuesday til Sunday from 9am til 6pm & On Sunday and Monday from 11am til 6pm.
You can find all the locations here.
What’s your favorite remote working place in your city?
Photos by Jillian & special thanks to The Chocolate Company Amersfoort for having us!
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