The Bakkerswinkel (Bakery) has a special place in my heart. In the late ’90s I travelled all the way to Zoetermeer just to enjoy their food.
There can never be enough good breakfast places in town to choose from. Now we have 2 Bakkerswinkels in Rotterdam.
Bakkerwinkel Centre at Schiedamsevest, opposite the Eye-hospital (which explains all those people coming in wearing an eye-patch, just in case you’re wondering ;), is my favourite for breakfast, but I also like their cakes and lunch.
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, pestos 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 takeaway and enjoy this yummy place in town.