If you’ve ever been to Pai (Thailand) or Ubud (Bali), to find your inner self or just to enjoy pure raw food, then it’s time to visit YAY. The raw-food café opened in November 2015, but I only found out recently – luckily I live only 5 minutes away from this golden pearl! This serene and Zen spot is located at the vibrant Albert Cuyp Market.
The café has two sides – one side is the Health store, where you can buy pure, honest and sustainable products, made by young and innovative brands who deserve a place in this great spot! You can buy books, yoga mats and unique (birthday) presents.
But back to my favorite part – food! The café serves raw food – plant based, unrefined, fresh food with all the healthy benefits in it, since they only heat it up with a maximum of 42 degrees.
The staff (sweet curly-haired boys) is super friendly and helpful. The way they talk and help you, makes you realize, just to slow down and relaxed.
As soon as I order, one of the guys asks me: cappuccino with brown rice milk or almond milk? I ordered an almond cappuccino and a bowl of homemade coconut yogurt with strawberry basil jam. While I wait, I find myself a comfy place at their pillow paradise. YAY is a great spot to read a book or just enjoy the peaceful vibe. If you are in a hurry: they offer take-awaysas well! O yay, they do yoga – check out their website!