This is the first post in a new series about Amsterdam. I want to share my tried and true favourite spots in the city and challenge myself to keep exploring all the good stuff that's still out there.
Gartine is a charming little lunchroom that lies hidden in a dark alley between Kalverstraat and the Spui, near the central station. One small table with two chairs next to a few plants in wicker baskets creates the outside area. Inside, it is a small cozy place, the light doesn’t reach far. The aged wood furniture goes hand in hand with the old chandelier and oil paintings on the wall. Getting a table on short notice can be hard, so making reservations is highly suggested. Once seated though, you can enjoy an exquisite breakfast, brunch or high tea. The owners harvest their produce as freshly as possible from their own garden. This dedication and love for their work is apparent in the whole place, as well as throughout the pages of their beautifully styled cookbook, inspired by their dishes from Gartine.
Wed-Sun from 10.00-18.00
Taksteeg 7/ 1012 PB Amsterdam
0031-20 320 41 32