Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

May 26, 2016

I love a great cafe, don’t you?! Something original and unique. When I was in Paris, my friend and I ate at this tiny Italian bistro near our hotel in Pigalle, it sat maybe 20 people, but the interior was very well considered and the food, a delight. The best was when the three cooks, also the owners, prepared our dinner right in front of us in their open kitchen. I often think of opening a beautiful cafe eventually; and I might just do that in a few years because it would be the chance of a lifetime to bring my own concept here. In fact, I found a cafe in Amsterdam when I visited last Autumn shooting for my next book that comes pretty close to how I envision my very own cafe… It’s called PLUK and it’s just amazing – light, bright and the food is light and vibrant too. We have nothing like this where I live.

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

Next time you are in Amsterdam, go here to relax between all of the shopping you will do in the lovely “9 streets” (De Negen Straatjes) area where it is located. You can sip a fresh pressed juice or a smoothie, chomp down a healthy salad, buy a PLUK chocolate bar (wrapped in pretty marble paper), take a slice of cake or bread, get some decorating objects for your home, it’s all very sweet. They have candles, kitchenware, postcards, aprons. There is even a little garden in the back of the cafe. Swoon! 

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam


Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

They are a must-visit as you can clearly see and they’ve got lots of nice seating in the loft above the counter so you may be lucky enough to grab a space to relax, too.

If you aren’t in Amsterdam anytime soon, you can also shop them online for home and kitchenwares, food and more.

(Photos with permission from PLUK)


  • Reply Margarita Ismini May 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I love your beautiful pictures!!!

  • Reply Mary Newrones May 26, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Looks to be a fun place! Great photos.

  • Reply tania muser May 26, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    So nice and fresh I love this place and hope once to go there.
    I’m an Italian floral & event designer and I love how the flowers are arranged

  • Reply Sue LC May 26, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    So beautiful and cheerful! What a great place to go on a rainy day. I love all the big windows and colorful fruit.

  • Reply Candi May 27, 2016 at 4:35 am

    How beautiful! This space make me smile and feel happy!

  • Reply aris May 27, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Looks so perfect! Need to be there soon!
    Yes, you should have your own cafe one day. I think of it more like a concept store, just like your amazing blog :-)

  • Reply Deb Kendall May 27, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I’m planning a short break in Amsterdam this Summer and PLUK has been on the list for a while, great post, thank you! It has made me even more excited about the trip… I’m sure there are lots more great places to visit in the area too. If you have any other recommendation please do let me know! :o)

  • Reply Tracey Leigh May 30, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Lovely post. Could I ask where your aprons are from? Love these.

  • Reply anita June 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    the store is beautiful

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