Amsterdam • Netherlands | Bakers & Roasters

Breakfast may quite possibly be my favorite meal of the day. Eggs Benedict. Dutch Baby. Chilaquiles. Hash. French Toast. One of each please! Makes me hungry just thinking about it. It’s the only meal where it is 100% acceptable (in public) to eat dessert as your meal. In the US, brunch is something we take very seriously. It is the perfect way to refuel (and recover) after a late Friday or Saturday night, and it is essential in kicking off a Sunday Funday.

In our previous lives in San Diego and Los Angeles, brunch was a fairly regular part of our weekend routine – mornings spent lingering in the sun, mimosa in hand, catching up with friends. Weekend mornings out here appear to follow a bit of a different beat with most folks grabbing a quick café and croissant; however, the number of places catering to the brunch crowd are continuing to grow.  It may be the promise of good weather to come, but I find myself yearning for those lazy Sunday brunches.

Last Saturday, we headed up to Amsterdam to get a much-needed break from work. Needing some fuel before we tackled the Rijksmuseum, I insisted that brunch be part of the day’s plan and Jared delivered.

Bakers & Roasters 1Bakers & Roasters                            Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54, 1072 BH Amsterdam

It’s a New Zealand style cafe just a stone’s throw from the Heineken brewery (for those looking to fill-up before the “Heineken Experience”) or a quick jaunt from both the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.  The menu isn’t exhaustive, but it is sure to please everyone. Unable to decide between sweet or savory, I went for the B&R Special which gives a taste of both. Jared opted for the Kiwi Brekkie. The food was delicious and the help friendly. We both left with very full bellies. I definitely recommend giving this place a visit if you find yourself in Amsterdam.