The south part is generally overlooked, also by Rotterdammers, as the river and bridges seem to work as mental barriers but it has improved (a little) lately.
Things are (also) brewing in multicultural Afrikaanderwijk on the south side where I used to live and it makes me curious to keep an eye out and to (re)discover the neighbourhoods here.
I organised a bike tour which brought us to several spots. One of them was Sharp Sharp Cakebar run by Renate and her partner Frank. They were very hospitable to invite us for a tasting of their homemade products, yum!
Two designers who made vegan cakes for family and friends so tasty, they won a prize for it. The cakes got in high demand, resulting in selling them at several places and opening their own store since 2016.
Their 30+ types and 100% vegan cakes and cookies are pure and plant based with Fair trade chocolate but without gluten, refined sugar and palm oil. They work with and search for the best suppliers of organic produce.
Sharp Sharp is slang speech from South Africa where Renate’s mom is from and is said when saying goodbye and wishing you the best/good luck/other positive things. It also means ‘looking sharp’ and I must say the cakes definitely not only are a feast for your eyes but for your taste buds too.
It’s also aptly named, being in a neighbourhood with names referring to South Africa 🙂
So do cross that bridge and go treat yourself!