Best Vegan Pancakes at The Meets Eatery, Amsterdam

 

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and what’s a better way to start the day than with some pancakes! Being such a pancake lover I decided to go for a vegan pancake hunt in my favourite city, Amsterdam!

I quickly found a cafe that is now one of my favourite spots in this beautiful city. The Meets Eatery is a cafe that serves one of my favourite all time breakfasts. It’s located in a trendy and cosy part of the city that is full of life and energy.

I love to sit on the terrace in the sun, watching people go by on their cycles while enjoying my cup of coffee and of course, digging into the best vegan pancakes I have ever tasted.

The Meets Eatery serves the most delicious vegan meals that are home-made and locally sourced. Everything on the menu is free from refined sugars and additives, and are mostly organic. I fell in love with how vibrant and exciting their menu is. However, even the classics like a good cup of coffee and a vegan croissant are an absolute winner.

 

 

 

What to have

 

 

 

However, the ultimate breakfast is the vegan ‘Apple Cinnamon Pancakes‘. (9.50/8.30 Gbp) These pancakes are made using spelt flour which makes them super healthy but will also keep you full for longer – which helps you with your diet. They are served with warm apple that just makes you think of cosy winter nights. The cinnamon gives a warming sweet flavour while the crunchy nuts that are sprinkled on top give a pleasant crunch. The combination of flavours and textures is so incredible. In fact, it’s so good, I bet no-one would ever believe the fact that they are vegan.

 

 

Lunch/Dinner

 

 

Another great lunch or starter for in the evening is the ‘Red Lentil Soup‘ (S 6.50/5.70 Gbp, L 8.50/7.45 Gbp). It consists of red lentils, carrot, ginger, turmeric and coconut milk. It’s a very comforting and creamy soup which is full of flavour.

However, if you are a little more hungry then you have to try the ‘Mexican Veggie Burger‘ (11.50/10 Gbp). It consists of sweet potato, black beans, quinoa and is served with avocado or vegan mayo. It’s an amazing treat that you won’t even have to feel guilty for afterwards!

If you’ve still got a little spot then I highly suggest you to try one of their great vegan desserts or sweets. I mean, doesn’t a vegan ‘Chocolate Tart‘ just sound like the ultimate end of a great evening?! The tart is made with peanut and dark chocolate and finished of with a caramel peanut sauce. In other words, heaven on a plate!

 

 

 

Where to go

The Meets Eatery is open from Monday to Thursday at 11AM–10PM and from Friday to Sunday at 9:30AM–10PM.  Their address is Cornelis Troostplein 3 in Amsterdam.

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Denf Coffee – favourite coffee in Eindhoven

 

A good coffee can make any day better. I’m sure I’m not the only one who enjoys turning the coffee machine on in the morning, longing for the sound of coffee beans to be pressed together and heated which releases that unique aromatic smell that will make any morning a happy one.

When I’m at home in Eindhoven there are a few places I love going to for a delicious cup of coffee. I’m in love with cafe’s and always tend to work best when I’m surrounded by people and of course, enough coffee to get me through the day. One of my favourite spots where the moment you walk in you can already smell freshly made coffee is at Denf.

They have their own coffee roastery right there in the cafe. You can hear the coffee beans being made to perfection so that you can enjoy the freshest cup of coffee right there on the spot.

The atmosphere is amazing and on a sunny day you can enjoy your cup of coffee outside on the terrace. That’s also the exact spot where you’ll find me! It’s also a great cafe to get your laptop out and do some work. With lots of plugs around the cafe they are extremely work-environment friendly. There is a great mood at this cafe and I also have to say, the person that handles the music, you’re taste is divine – hand me your playlist!

 

What I love

What I love? The coffee! The almond cappuccino has a delicious nutty taste, the coconut macchiato is smooth and extremely flavoursome and the soya cappuccino is a classic! However, the real test to find out how good the coffee really is, is by drinking an espresso. And let me tell you, the espresso is flavoursome, dark of taste but not at all bitter. It’s very short and not at all watery. You can really taste the fact that they know what they are doing, and that is making some kick-ass coffee.

 

 

Where to go

Denf is open from Monday to Saturday from 8am-6pm, and on Saturday from 9am-6pm. The address is Clausplein 4, 5611 XP Eindhoven.

If you don’t have much time just pop by and get a take-away coffee, trust me, it’ll be worth it!

 

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SNCKBR – Vegan deliciousness in the heart of the city

 

A spot to relax, sit down and watch people walk by as you sit in the sun enjoying your cappuccino. Thats exactly what you can expect to be doing on a sunny day at Snckbr. Being right in the city centre you can enjoy sitting on the terrace while you watch the city life go by. It’s a lovely spot with the most delicious coffee and its one of my favourite spots for both breakfast and lunch in Eindhoven. Even though they aren’t a fully vegan restaurant they do have lots of vegan options and everything is organically sourced – happy me!

 

 

What to order

For breakfast they serve a yummy ‘Acai bowl‘ (9.95 Euro) which consists of almond milk, banana, coconut, blueberries and is topped with granola. Their ‘Coconut yoghurt with granola‘ (9.95 Euro) is also absolutely delicious and a perfect breakfast meal to get the day started with a smile! Breakfast isn’t done properly without a coffee and at Snckbr they make a delicious cappuccino which just adds to your morning happiness!

For lunch I always go for a very nutritious meal that gives me lots of energy and keeps me full until dinner so I won’t go snacking. The ‘Nutty Kisskiss‘ (9.95 Euro) salad is perfect for lunch as it consists of lots of vibrant ingredients that are full of nutrition. Its made with couscous, grilled vegetables, paprika and topped with a mix of nuts. Its full of vitamins, healthy fats and couscous is a healthy grain that will keep you full and satisfied for a long time!

 

 

Another great lunch is the ‘Snckbr Poke Bowl‘ (12.95 Euro) which consists of cauliflower rice, mango, avocado, red onion, red pepper, edamame and beetroot. It’s delicious, vibrant, colourful, fresh and raw. In other words, healthy and super yummy!

They also serve all kinds of delicious vegan sweets and have an extremely vibrant and surprising menu thats full of vegan deliciousness! From cauliflower pizza to vegan burgers and fresh juices and smoothies. One of my favourite smoothies is the ‘Power booster smoothie‘ (7.50 Euro) which is a great pick me up!

 

 

Where to go

Snckbr is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11am-11pm and on Friday and Saturday from 11am-2pm. The address is Willemstraat 1D, 5611 HA Eindhoven.

 

 

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Canals in Amsterdam are frozen and making your way around town has never been so fun

 

As if the streets of Amsterdam could become any more beautiful.

Here I am standing on the crackling ice surrounded by the most beautiful architecture. Children chasing each other on the ice as they slip around the corner. As I take a deep breath the cold air creeps up my nose and cuts as a knife. Its a beautiful sight and feeling that I rarely experience in the month of March when in Amsterdam.

 

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The last time we were able to make our way trough town on ice-skates was in 2012. Now we are so lucky to set eyes on this magical sight yet again. Its a winter wonderland that we don’t get to experience often and its dreamy!

 

 

At sunrise the early birds make their way on the ice and take advantage of this rare spectacle. Several nights ago the temperate dropped to -15c creating a thick layer of ice. But you’ll have to be quick as the sun is coming out and nights are no longer cold enough to make the ice thicker. So get your ice-skates out and get your moves on the ice because this is something you might not witness for a very long time!

 

 

 

 

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The perfect place to get cosy these winter days! – Down-Town gourmet market

Eindhoven is my hometown and I recently went back to enjoy some time home in the snow! Its a very vibrant and cosy city, especially during the winter days. But I found a little spot that succeeds to make you feel extra cosy on these snowy days!

In the middle of the centre you can find an exciting food market! I love to sit outside on the terrace watching the snow fall. But inside is where its buzzing!

As soon as you walk in you notice all the different smells of vibrant cuisines. Colourful lights catch your eye and laughter fills the air. Its the perfect place to take your friends or your family as its the an amazing and uplifting atmosphere.

 

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Down-Town gourmet market, Eindhoven 

 

You can choose between many cosines, such as Turkish specialties, sushi, street tacos, Vietnamese food, Dutch specialities and many more. However, one of my favourite stands is named Miss Temaki. They make the most delicious vegan poke bowls, which you can wake me up for any day!

Fresh and vibrant flavours make up a beautiful and delicious bowl. Smooth avocado, sweet mango, crunchy edamame, its a bowl full of goodness and happiness! This stand can convince anyone that vegan food is exciting!

 

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Vegan Poke Bowl from Miss Temaki – Down-Town gourmet market, Eindhoven 

 

There is so much delicious food to try! Visit for lunch or dinner and explore all the different flavours! But make sure to try Miss Temaki, trust me you’ll go home with a full and happy belly! Enjoy!

The market is open 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday from 12am to midnight. 

Its located on Smalle Haven 2-14, 5611 EJ Eindhoven, Netherlands

 

 

 

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Best movie experience in Eindhoven

I love rainy Sundays! Whats better than ending your week with a lazy day cuddled up in your jumper and going to the movies!

I have had many Sundays just like that! And especially in my hometown Eindhoven! So I have decided to share my number one cinema with you guys so you know where to go when you have your own lazy Sunday!

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Zien Cinema, Eindhoven Holland 

Zien Cinema is the perfect spot to take your date, your family, friends or even just yourself! It has extremely comfy seats in which you sink in to. A menu is placed on the small counter in front of your seat. Have you decided whether you want a hot chocolate, more popcorn or even a cocktail? Than press the button in front of you and your order is on its way! Just relax and enjoy the rest of the movie!

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Zien Cinema, Eindhoven Holland 

So there you sit with a cocktail in one hand, popcorn in the other, sunk into your chair and deep into the movie! The service is amazing and quick, the popcorn is delicious and the overall experience is so relaxing, its the perfect Sunday!