The Bakkerswinkel (Bakeryshop) has a special place in my heart. The imperium with shops in Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht started in an old shop with a glass-house-extension in Zoetermeer. A nostalgic place, piled with old furniture, and a mishmash of tableware, serves the best cakes and salads which made it worth going there for brunch on weekends.
There can never be too many places in town to choose from for a nice breakfast, good cakes or lunch. Bakkerswinkel Rotterdam is a pretty nice option.
Located in a side street of the vibrant Witte de Withstraat and opposite the Eye-hospital (which explains all those people coming in throughout the day wearing an eye-patch in case you were wondering .
The interior is designed/furnished by Piet Hein Eek, who turned this typical post-war property into a light interior. There’s a small street terrace. In the middle of the shop is the kitchen/counter that divides the huge space into two areas. There’s a quiet part in the back facing the garden and in the front is a large reading table.
The wall-chalkboard-menu by food-designer Marije Vogelzang includes classics such as carrot cake, walnut caramel tart, chocolate cake, cheesecake with raspberries, mega scones, smoothies, coffees… Imagine their afternoon teas. Soup. Delicious small sandwiches stuffed with chutneys, pesto’s and farmers cheese. Put together your own sandwich by choosing your cheese, salad and spreads.
The cakes, soups, jams & chutneys are all homemade and if possible they’ll use local products here.
Eat in or take-away and enjoy this newish yummy place in town.