I’ve had Donnies on my radar for quite some time now. Their Instagram posts left me craving döner every time. But as they were located in the ‘Pijp’ I never seemed to have time to go pay a visit. But guess what! They collaborated with Café Struik, literally around the corner of my beloved home on the Bloemgracht! As they had to change locations they took over the kitchen at Café Struik on the Rozengracht (yay!).
Pictures by Donnies
Donnies story is just about two brothers who love döner kabab. Simple. They though it was a little under appreciated. As you might know, Döner is the favorite midnight snack for us drunk Dutchies. The brothers decided their beloved food deserved much better. So they created a place where the beauty of döner is celebrated.
Pictures by Struik
Collaborating with Café Struik seems like a match made in heaven. A café serving high quality, delicious kebabs, kapsalons and salads. Even veggies can splurge on beer and kebab, as they also have a mean vegetarian version of their kebab (100% plant based ‘chicken’). Struik opens at 5 pm, as does the kitchen.
So, this might make it my favorite new place to go for after work drinks, along with a carefully prepared kebab! The classic is always a safe choice, but how about being a little adventurous and go for a spicy chili-mango kebab?
Donnies X Café Struik
1016 NJ Amsterdam