It's cold and bleak outside with more snow on its way for this afternoon. If you really need to go out, then make sure that a warm and cosy place is at hand for some coffee and cake.
My personal favourite in Utrecht is De Bakkerswinkel, on the Wittevrouwestraat.
It is actually part of a chain with shops in Amsterdam and Den Haag, but each venue is different and adapted to the building it's hosted in.
This one in Utrecht is located in a pretty canal house and has a bakery and cake shop at the entry level where you can buy delicious breads and slices of cakes.
A staircase leads you to the basement, a beautiful vaulted space with a view on the canal, filled with nooks and crannies where you can snug up and enjoy a cup of coffee with the tasty treat of your choice.
High teas are available as well, alas with whipped cream instead of double one (but this is obviously a very middle class problem...).