My favorite brunch spots in Amsterdam Oud West & Oud Zuid

Travelling is one of my favourite things to how. However, this summer we decided to stay at home and enjoy the Netherlands. Because when the sun shines, our own country is actually also very nice. Next to that, we live in one of the most beautiful cities: Amsterdam! That is why I will write in the coming period more often about all the nice things that the Netherlands and Amsterdam have to offer. This time the first blog: my favourite spots for brunch in Amsterdam Oud-West / Oud-Zuid.


Brunch in Amsterdam Oud Zuid or Oud West

The best moment of the week: it’s Saturday morning, Ries and I just finished a sweaty kickboxing class. Now it’s time for brunch: my favourite meal! Since we are very hungry, we stay in our own neighbourhood: just on the border from Oud-West to Oud Zuid. A nice place to live with lots of nice restaurants.

Staring at Jacob

Jacob van Lennepkade 215, 1053 NK Amsterdam
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New York Brunch & Bar, that’s how Staring at Jacobs names itself. The menu definitely matches this; the best brunch dishes with bacon, maple syrup and eggs. We will go here if we are really hungry! Inside it’s always full, so make a reservation in advance. Staring at Jacobs has changed ownership recently. The restaurant is now Staring at Jacob during the day and evolves into the Japanese restaurant Ku Kitchen West in the evening. A weird combination but apparently this works.

My favourite dish here is the Monkey Business (French toast, mascarpone and red fruit), but Ries often goes for the All Round: a bit of everything, eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausages, potatoes and of course Maple Syrup.

Coffee & Juices

No nonsense, just tasty sandwiches, good coffee and nice juices. Sometimes I love to spend a few hours at Coffee & Juices. Inside there are chesterfield benches and there is this typical large wooden reading table where everyone is reading the newspaper. Just before we went on our world trip, we sat every Saturday at this table with travel guides, excel sheets and maps, to lay out our routes. In the summer you can sit outside in the windowsills.

My favourite dish here: a bowl of yoghurt with fruit and the tastiest homemade cruesli ever!


Photo Source: Coffee & Juices

Drovers Dog

Heemstedestraat 25, 1059 CX Amsterdam
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“G’day Mate, How are you going?” At Drovers Dog you imagine yourself in Australia! This super relaxed restaurant is close to Hoofddorpplein and has plenty of space both inside and outside. Here you can enjoy a really good Australian brunch: greasy, huge plates and soooo delicious! But there are also enough healthy things to order such as the salad with goat cheese and roasted pumpkin. I like to eat here when I have a small hangover and want to wake up quietly. Some magazines and lots of good food! Drovers Dog is also on the Wibautstraat and in the Indische area.

I love the ricotta pancakes with fresh fruit and maple syrup.

Coffee Room

Kinkerstraat 110, 1053 EC Amsterdam
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Yellow canopies, cosy chairs and nothing hipster-like. The Coffee Room looks from the outside like this typical neighbourhood restaurant where everyone knows each other. A bit like the vibe of Central Perk from Friends. I love to sit in my sportswear on the terrace to watch people passing by. Inside are two floors, on the top, there is a sort of co-working space, below it is a bit cosier.

Despite the fact that the coffee room is not hipster at all, you can get thé hipster dish right here: the Acaï bowl. And that’s what I like to eat here!

Dignita

Koninginnenweg 218, 1075 EL Amsterdam
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Strawberries & cream pancakes, Macrobiotic summer salad and a Roll of Creamy Mushrooms; this is a small selection of the delicious dishes on the menu at Dignita. Each and every one of them is super colourful and has a great taste! Also nice, the menu includes an extensive range of side dishes that are not expensive at all. There are a few tables outside, and furthermore, you can sit inside on one of the three floors. It is light and spacious. Dignita is a stone throw away from the Vondelpark. There is also a Dignita in Amsterdam East: in the “hoftuin” behind the museum the Hermitage.

My favourite dish here is “Eggs your way” with the side dish “Truffle Mushrooms”.


Photo source: eatwelldogood.nl


Sticky Fingers (coffee bar)

Then a final shout out to a coffee bar where we have never ordered anything, but what looks so cool when we cycle past it: Sticky Fingers. Here you don’t go for brunch, but you will find all kind of pastries and coffee. Sticky Fingers sits next to the hotel lobby of The Tire station, which, as the name suggests, is located in an old tire factory. Location: Amstelveenseweg 3, 1054 MB Amsterdam.

Do you have hotspots in Amsterdam I definitely should visit? Leave a comment!


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