Here begins the long overdue summary of my Europe trip, the food-centric version. If you were curious about other aspects, it is currently about 2/3 of the way through here.
Amsterdam. The Netherlands. Meat and potatoes. So many potatoes…
My favourite part was definitely the beer, cheese, and desserts. I must say I wasn’t terribly impressed by Dutch food other than frites.
The best start to the day: stroopwafels and tea. My favourite stroopwafels were the honey ones from Albert Heijn. I would also highly recommend trying one fresh from a street vendor!
Craft beer at Oedipus Brewery. I’m not generally a huge beer fan when it comes to domestic beers at home, but the beer here was so delicious that it made me rethink my feelings for beer. Highly recommend trying some craft breweries over a bottle of Heineken!
And here marks the best coffee I’ve had thus far; the honey vanilla latte macchiato in Den Haag. Presentation, taste, and cafe decor is just about perfect at the Barista Cafe here.
I’m one of those people who have trouble concentrating at home. There’s always something to do, clean, watch, make, etc., and so I also find myself sidetracked or seriously distracted even when I manage to sit down and work. Studying or finding a place to work in Markham isn’t the easiest thing to do – libraries fill up fast here and aren’t that plentiful.
I love the cafe atmosphere of nursing a drink for a couple of hours while working, or just catching up with friends over a a cup of joe. There have been more coffee shops popping up over the last few years that offer exactly that. Continue reading Coffee Shops in Markham→
I was on the hunt for a place to work after dinner on a Tuesday night, and found Funky Munky Cafe. I wasn’t looking for bubble tea, but imagine my surprise when I walked in to find that they offered bubble tea in addition to coffee and tea.
Café Medina is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, nestled along a rather blank street; if not for the long lines of people waiting outside, you might miss it when you walk past. The first time we went there, we were told a party of 4 needed to wait an hour, so we walked around Marshall’s until about 45 mins past to leave a buffer. When we arrived back at the restaurant, we actually just made it in time as the hostess had already called our names a few times and was ready to strike us off the list.
Update (November 2017): Atlas Espresso Bar has been closed.
I’m not much of a coffee person. Excessive caffeine gives me headaches and I’ve never gotten past the bitter taste of coffee, which is something I don’t intend to get over after seeing the coffee addictions during exam season. However, I do appreciate a place that does a good cup of java and has a couple side options for people who do choose to go without.
If you love your coffee prepared on the spot, Atlas is the place to be. The lady working at the counter was one of the co-owners, and very friendly and easy-going. They opened in late February and already seem to have quite a few regulars.
I have passed by the Little Nicky’s sign a few times, but was always when I was in a rush. Finally, I had the chance to stop by with my sister a few days ago for a quick pick-me-up. Hidden away along Peter St (their address is a bit tricky), it is a great place for a drink and a light snack.