Eating breakfast later than the unassigned time is the perfect lazy weekend activity and my humble home of De Pijp in Amsterdam is ideal for doing just that! Here is a low down of my three favourite places to enjoy a spot of brunch in my neighbourhood…
The Scandinavian Embassy
Behind the steamed up windows on Sarphatipark you’ll discover the bright and airy Scandinavian Embassy. This popular hangout boasts an excellent reputation with coffee snobs and trendy folk alike, along with a scrumptious choice of cakes and pastries to boot. I personally avoid coffee at the weekend but the delicious elderflower infusion makes a welcome and delicious alternative to the normal herbal teas you find in most places. The unique menu serves up an array of scandi style options, with the poach eggs and salt cured salmon coming highly recommended (from myself and everyone I know who has tried them).
Bakers and Roasters
Possibly the most popular place to Brunch in Amsterdam (with the waiting times to match), Bakers and Roasters serves up a wealth of egg based dishes, pancakes, salads, soups, cakes, hot drinks juices and cocktails including the Brunch staple of Bloody Mary’s. The New Zealand meets Brazil background of the cafe is reflected in the diverse menu which will leave you umming and ahhing over what to choose, as will the tempting plates of other patrons. The huevos rancheros will leave you stuffed and satisfied, I can vouch for that so much so that I’m yet to try anything else!
Baken Met Passie
If the window display of this darling little bakery on Albert Cuypstraat isn’t enough to tempt you in I don’t know what is. The colourful macarons, artisan breads and saliva inducing cake displays are a feast for the eyes and even more so for the stomach. My boyfriend and I have become somewhat obsessed with the cheese and ham croissants which are now a staple of our Saturday morning routine. This place is right by my apartment so I often get my goodies to go but they have a cafe area with table service if you want to eat in too.