It seems like only a few days ago, I was sipping a heavenly cappuccino and stuffing my face with the most mouthwatering pancakes right in the heart of Amsterdam. Unfortunately for me, that was well over a year ago. Although there is so much to do in Amsterdam, from museums to excursions, heritage site visits, and canals tours, food is my passion and there are so many great cafes Amsterdam has on offer. You can read more about other attractions here as this post is going to be all about food and coffee! Even with all of the time that has passed, I can still remember the incredible morning that Aaron and I rented bikes to cruise through the city center and happened to stumble upon The Breakfast Club.
Now, we ate a lot of good food during our time in Europe, so the fact that I can remember just how incredible this breakfast was says something. In fact, I loved The Breakfast Club so much that I just had to share it with you all.
The Breakfast Club has multiple locations. We went to the one at Bellamystraat 2-h 1053 BL Amsterdam.
The first thing you notice when you walk into The Breakfast Club is how adorable it is. The multi-level room is eye catching with clean lines and simple decor. The staff was also super friendly (a big bonus when you eat out). We were in awe of the staircase seating which seemed like an illusion or a sick joke on the servers who had to navigate the steps as they delivered plates of food. They also had this adorable work area where you could prop up a laptop and work while stuffing your face with delicious food.
I don’t actually remember a cup of bad coffee in Europe (if fact I am positive that it does not exist), and these cappuccinos live up to the hype. They were a smooth blend of espresso and the cookie that accompanied it didn’t hurt either. Per most of the restaurants we go to, Aaron and I struggled with what to order. This is usually because we want to order everything, so to start we opted for their crunchy granola and fruit bowl which did not disappoint. Talk about fresh ingredients…this fruitaholic (me) fell madly in love with literally every bite.
To pay homage to our Philadelphia roots, Aaron ordered a their take on a cheesesteak. Although it was nothing like a real Philadelphia cheesesteak, Aaron was obsessed with it! As soon as he finished the entire thing, he immediately wanted to order another. That’s a lot coming from someone who almost always leaves with leftovers.
I remember there being so many things that I wanted to try, but because pancakes and I are besties, I had to indulge in these fruit covered cakes. They were divine! So fluffy and paired perfectly with ripe berries; each bite was better than the one before.
Note: Our time in Amsterdam was prior to me going plant based so yes, the pancakes included bacon (which Aaron mostly ate) and are likely made with dairy products.
Feel free to share some of your favorite Amsterdam eats in the comment section below!
All photos belong to RachelInFlight.