Rum Baba Cafe
Pretoriusstraat 33, 1092 EX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oost, Amsterdam’s bustling eastern borough, has no shortage of nosheries. Your best bet, however, to get not only delicious coffee, but also delectable cake, is Rum Baba. Literally a cornershop, this colourful cafe spreads over a split-level floor and two rooms. Large windows invite in the light, making the locale just as uplifting to individuals seeking solo time as to groups of friends needing a catch-up huddle. On warmer days, generous outdoor seating lets you feel even more native to the neighbourhood.
For lunch, homemade toasties are fashioned from cheese and meats from the butcher down the block – though save room for the first-rate dessert options that make Rum Baba more than a coffee business. A few doors west is where the magic happens; besides being in the business of turning green beans brown, the Rum Baba Roastery functions as the company’s baking headquarters. Note: it makes for an ideal spillover spot should the cafe be too crowded.
Review: Karina Hof
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