Gouda restaurants

Ice Cream in Gouda

David's Gelato

The young entrepreneur who owns this ice-cream parlour was the subject of Mirjam Van Veelen's 2017 documentary Chill: The Road to David's Gelato, the story of his Mediterranean pilgrimage to learn all about running …
Dutch in Gouda


This classic bruin café has a wooden floor and bar whose worn patina pay testament to decades of drinking action. Outside, there are tables under the eaves of the old fish market. The bar menu offers dishes inspired…
Cafe in Gouda

Brownies & Downies

The Gouda branch of this national franchise is friendly, comfortable and well located – a winning combination. The policy of employing workers with disabilities is laudable, and the brownies are pretty good, too.
Bistro in Gouda


Regional produce is utilised well here, ensuring that the modern French and Italian dishes devised by the chef are always fresh and tasty. In summer, dine along the canal in the old colonnaded fish market.
Cafe in Gouda


There are very few decent lunch options in Gouda, which is why we've listed this small cafe in one of the town's main shopping precincts. Veggie choices dominate the menu, and though some feature unorthodox and not …
Steak in Gouda

Koeien en Kaas

The clue is in the name: the twin specialities at Koeien en Kaas (Cows and Cheese) are steak (multiple cuts and sauces) and fondue (two kinds) made from local cheese. There's also a good choice of burgers. It's set …