Concept store Holtbar started in 2014 and was founded by two sisters. Their mother is also involved, baking lovely cakes for the coffee bar (vegan sweets are available). Owner Jacobien really tries to create a sustainable concept here, working with local and international projects like a waste project in Groningen. The store catches your eye because it looks so fresh. You can buy amazing stuff at Holtbar: cushions, plaids, plants, jewellery, clothes, soy candles, mugs, cards, anything you like… New things are being added weekly. In Summer there’s a little terrace outside on the patio in front. The tea in the coffee bar is from the Theefabriek (Tea Factory) in Houwerzijl (also a local favourite of ours in the province). Do check their agenda for fun workshops like handlettering.
Why? Cool want-to-have products and great owner.
Info: Holtbar, Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 20, Groningen