Knowing locals in foreign cities is the best way to get to know the good spots. While I was working in Amsterdam I had the chance to meet up with my erasmus friends and joined them to my favorite New Zealander’s top brunch spot, Bakers & Roasters. This part New Zealand, part Brazilian restaurant is a little hidden gem in De Pijp and serves some great kiwi grub. Even though I’m not a coffee drinker, I’ve heard this place has one of the best cups in town. They want to bring the New Zealand specialty coffee culture to Amsterdam and are using Brazilian beans. The chai latte (and the green juice) however was also very delicious.
You can really have a sense the roots of the both the owners all throughout the restaurant. Every drink is served with the cutest little spoons showing different beaches and areas of New Zealand. The tea is supplied from a New Zealand company and a lot of the dishes are kiwi classics. I got a very enthusiastic explanation of all the new desserts in front of me. We tried the little cookie sandwich in one of the pictures below, very good! But from all the sweet and hearty dishes that you can choose, I would recommend any of the poached egg with hollandaise sauce dishes. The dish was beyond delicious, so much so that I’m still dreaming of it.
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54
1072 BH Amsterdam, Netherlands
You can’t book a table so on busy days it can be a bit of a wait, just go for it. It’s totally worth it!
Second photo by Bakers & Roasters, other photos by Rooftop Antics