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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Burgers, bikes, tattoos and live music at Deus Ex Machina, Bali

 

One of the trendiest spots in Canggu is Deus Ex Machina. Here you can wonder around in a shop in which you can buy anything that you can call trendy! From surfboards and backpacks to bikes and watches. Buy yourself a brand new surfboard then have a seat in the garden where you can enjoy a delicious burger to celebrate!

Deus Ex Machina has a great atmosphere and its an amazing spot for a delicious dinner and a beer! Or visit on my favourite night which happens to be ‘Tacos-N-Tatt-Teusday‘! Every Tuesday you can enjoy a delicious plate of tacos, a freshly made margarita and of course if you are lucky a whole new tattoo that will be done on the spot! 

Tuesday nights aren’t the only fun nights as every day of the week there is a different event. From ‘Aperitivo Saturdays‘ to ‘Sunday roasts Sundays‘.

 

 

What I love

For breakfast I love getting the Açai Smoothie bowl (80k Idr/4.20 Gbp). It consists of blended açai with strawberry and banana topped with granola and fresh chia seeds. Its extremely refreshing and super fruity.

For a great lunch I usually get the ‘Pumpkin hummus on rye bread‘ (55k Idr/2.90 Gbp). The bread is thick and crunchy with an amazing pumpkin hummus, topped with sesame seeds and alfalfa – creating a perfect simple plate with delicious flavours.

 

 

If you are a pumpkin lover like I am I definitely recommend you to try the ‘Roast Pumpkin soup‘ (50k Idr/2.60 Gbp). This soup is an amazing lunch or perfect as a starter when having dinner. The soup is creamy, comforting and extremely flavoursome. Dip in some of the crunchy gluten free bread and you’ve got yourself a healthy and delicious meal!

When having dinner its always nice to enjoy the live music, great atmosphere and a drink with some comforting food. I personally love the ‘Vegetarian burger‘ (70k Idr/3.65 Gbp) they serve here as it tastes clean, healthy and delicious! The burger consists of a lentil patty topped with tomatoes, lettuce and mashed avocado. Its full of flavour and textures – crunchy bread, fresh tomatoes, smooth avocado and a deliciously flavoured lentil patty. It comes with a side of fries or a crunchy salad, I always choose the salad as for me it adds even more fresh flavours and of course some green goodness!

 

 

Where to go

Deus Ex Machina is open on Saturday until Thursday from 7am- 12pm and on Friday from 7am- 11pm. The address is Jl. Batu Mejan No.8, Canggu, Bali. 

 

 

 

 

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