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.
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!
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)