Tante Nel serves the basics, the basics of a good start to the weekend: gin + tonic and fries.
Following the trend of hip snackbars, Tante Nel opened late 2014 on the Pannekoekenstraat. It’s a nicely designed space and the food is local and freshly made (notice I did not say healthy). What makes Tante Nel stand out is their bar stocked with a variety of gins and tonics.
We had fries with meat stew, truffle croquettes and chicken nuggets. I thought the croquettes were a little heavy on the truffle and missed some subtlety, but maybe it’s best to stick to the more traditional food items in a place like this. For our gin and tonic we chose Bobby’s gin, a nice locally made gin, with fever tree tonic.
While we were there, the small space was filled with people of all ages. The gin focus certainly doesn’t mean you can’t take your kids here for a good portion of fries. It’s a friendly place. And for those of you who really don’t care about the calories, you can end your meal at Tante Nel with ice cream or milkshake.