Chocolaterie Pompadour

Chocolaterie Pompadour

The lemon drizzle and chocolate walnut tart I tried were absolutely and utterly sublime, light, rich, delicate, smooth, I want more MORE MORE.  All the chocolates and cakes at Chocolaterie Pompadour are made by them with fantastic quality ingredients and a huge dollop...
Van Stapele – Best chocolate cookies

Van Stapele – Best chocolate cookies

Vera van Stapele has created the world’s tastiest chocolate cookie!    She tasted an excellent one in London and then tried to recreate and improve it.  After five months of experimenting and countless batches of cookies she did it!  She quit her job and set up...
Beste Doner – Dapper Markt – €

Beste Doner – Dapper Markt – €

This little gem of a kebab ‘tent’ is at the Western entrance to the Dapper Markt.  Their large lamb doner kebab (pictured), €4.50 is fantastic!  The bread is light, slightly warm and crispy on the outside and the meat and salads, relish and sauces...
Lokaal ‘t Loosje

Lokaal ‘t Loosje

This is an old favourite of mine, one of the nicest and most welcoming ‘brown cafes’ of Amsterdam.  It is right on the Nieuwmarkt Square but somehow maintains its local feel.  The old floor and wall tiles and wooden tables and chairs create a very...
Hannekes Boom

Hannekes Boom

Hannekes Boom has been a trendy, slightly off beat, unpretentious local hangout for years now.  It is central but tucked away.  I  summer it heaves and is choc-a-block full day and night.  Now, it’s a bit quieter in the afternoons and a great place to hang out...
Small World Catering €

Small World Catering €

I wish I had known about this place earlier.  It’s fab, the owner for 15 years, Sean, keeps up a constant welcoming  banter with his regular customers who pop in to pick up, or to tuck, into their lunches. It is small and perfect for a quick drop by light lunch...