At the corner of the Albert Cuypstraat and the Eerste van der Helststraat you’ll find this cosy tavern with a year round terrace and very friendly (and often cute) staff. The place is popular among people from all walks of life, which gives it this remarkably pleasant ambiance.
The music is mostly a bit jazzy, but can become more pop orientated in the evenings, when the crowd gets more distinctive. On the weekends and on sunny days it can be terribly crowded with people taking a break from strolling the Albert Cuyp market.
I especially like to come here for lunch or a coffee in the afternoon. Their menu isn’t very extensive, but they serve some nice sandwiches made on ciabattas. The toasted sandwich with goat cheese is especially one of my favorites. Their homemade apple pie is also noteworthy, as it has a delicious layer of apple slices and a thick crust. In the evenings you can enjoy a decent bite for a good price (nothing fancy, though). Also not a big selection of dishes (only four or five) which makes it the kind of place where you don’t wanna go with difficult eaters. A small but fine ‘borrel‘ menu completes the things they offer.
One little complaint about the place: they should upgrade their offering a bit, especially the beer and wine menu. If you come here often you might get a little bored by the few options. A place like this definitely deserves more…