De drie Graefjes, Amsterdam
Do you remember this picture from the on the Hunt post? Last week I had a coffee date with Farah at the De drie Graefjes. They describe themselves as a hidden treasure in the centre of Amsterdam. These are the exact right words to describe this hotspot. I visited the lunchroom located behind the Dam square. When I entered the small but cozy lunchroom my eyes were attracted to the giant cakes, cookies and muffins staring at me from on top of the counter. Usually when you visit a restaurant, you choose a table, take a look at the menu and order a drink. The first thing I did when I entered this place was choose a piece of cake. OMG, it was a tough job. You know my problem. I’m bad at making choices and I’m addicted to carrot cake, cheesecake, chocolate and muffins, which didn’t help at all. I decided to choose something I had never had before, called turtle cake. The three main ingredients of turtle cake are chocolate, caramel and pecan nuts. Farah chose the carrot cake, so I was able to taste that one as well. The turtle cake was a new experience, and I’m addicted now. The carrot cake was the best one I’ve ever tried, probably because all the sweets are authentic American. The bakery is managed by ‘Dan the Cookieman’. He is a native American who has been living in Holland for quite some time but still uses the original American recipes. Besides the American pastries, the lunchmenu is extensive. The sandwiches look delicious and the prices are great. I will definitely go back as soon as possible. The chocolate cheesecake is still on my mind.
De drie Graefjes, Eggertstraat 1, Amsterdam, 020 626 6787
De drie Graefjes, Rokin 128, Amsterdam, 020 625 4575