Small World is an old favorite of mine. It’s hidden down a little side street in de Jordaan and – hush – secretly has one of the best small terraces in town. On sunny days, the sun hits the corner it’s situated on almost all day round.
Owner Sean hails from Australia – and it’s the Oz sense of hospitality and passion for great coffee and food that he’s brought with him. For a tiny joint – on weekends, you can hardly stand inside, but Sean and his team make it all part of the fun – they have a huge following. It seems that every English speaking person in the city gets to hear about them sooner or later, and it’s almost customary that even the Dutchies that visit speak English inside.
Their sandwiches are amazing – try the grilled veggies, the spicy salami or the amazing ‘Zoe’: A sandwich with sweetly roasted pumpkin and goat’s cheese. Have an Ali G (fresh apple-lime-and-ginger-juice) on the side, and make sure to share one sandwich because the price weighs up to the huge portioning, and you’ll want to leave some room for their carrot cake, which is by far the best I’ve ever tasted.
Should you be in town for Thanksgiving, Small World offers a wonderful Thanksgiving meal, with turkey and pumpkin pie. Thanks to Small World, the Amsterdam expats will never feel lonely!