Rotterdam offers some great tapas restaurants like Barcelona (see the Barcelona article) but De Hemel op Aarde is something different.
De Hemel op Aarde (Heaven on Earth) is a cafe where you can also have dinner with delicious tapas or other snacks from the Mediterranean kitchen. Situated below the Oostzeedijk it is hard to miss because of the cozy terrace which is heated.
The restaurant is not your traditional tapas bar. De Hemel op Aarde also offers French, Greek and Italian pastries and with a no-nonsense mentality. You can order anytime and whatever you want as long as it is on the menu. When for some reason a course is not available they will suggest an alternative.
The Chef is very passionate about his cooking. You can see him live at work for yourself when you are in the restaurant.
What I like even more is that the other staff are passionate as well. They will suggest what is best and they kept a good eye on us if we wanted to order some more. We always do.