You will find fresh products prepared according to traditional methods by local entrepreneurs.
Diner at Donner already opened its doors in 2016. The idea: a lunch shop with an intimate living room atmosphere on the second floor of the iconic Donner bookshop. Last summer, a terrace was added on the Binnenwegplein. With winter approaching, the patio chairs have now been folded and now that Diner at Donner is also closed due to the corona measures, it is time for a new concept in the well-known bookstore. Fresh products from local entrepreneurs come together at the mini market on the ground floor of the monumental building.
The racks and refrigerated shelves in the mini market are full of products from the Rotterdam region. Think of tompoucen, apple pie and sausages from Patisserie Holtkamp and cheese from the Kaashoeve. Fresh bread from Jordy’s Bakery can be sliced on the spot and the famous sausage roll, carrot cake and banana date bread are also delivered daily. The coffee from Man With Glasses Of Coffee is available to go or per bag of beans. Surprise your loved ones or spruce up your own home office? At Daily at Donner you will find bouquets from the well-known Rotterdam flower shop in Summer, according to the enthusiastic bookshop. Dairy products are supplied by Floating Farm. ‘De Bonte Koe enriches the range with delicious chocolate and to make it complete, wine importer and trader Theo Bontenbal selects the best wines. Waluw, also Rotterdam, is responsible for the design and styling of the business. ‘
“The local entrepreneurs with small shops are having a hard time at the moment, especially in the center of Rotterdam,” said manager Pim Bottema. “In this way we contribute to their turnover and Rotterdammers can enjoy really good products at home.” The initiative in which local products play the leading role also benefits a shorter food chain. This not only leads to tastier, fresher and better food, but also to a sustainable concept. Bottema: “At Daily at Donner we can make targeted purchases from the local producers themselves. That way we don’t have to waste and throw away products as much as possible. “