Not only is it probably the worst-kept secret that I adore the ‘Haarlemmerstraat’, but it might be getting just a little bit repetitive too… However, with all the lovely little boutiques, cool new concept stores and delicious lunch spots, you truly can’t blame me. Another new excuse for me to visit the ‘Haarlemmerstraat’ is VINNIES.
VINNIES is just one of those lovely, little, simple and no-nonsense breakfast and lunch places. The idea behind VINNIES is relatively simple: creating a place to enjoy good food and good company, in a living room-away-from-home kind of setting. The food that they serve is simple, pure and yes, also healthy, as they believe that good food nurtures and reminds you of home. Can’t deny that!
Fun fact: they select everything with utmost care and pay close attention to everything they do. This includes the furniture, which is vintage and if it’s love at first sight with one of the pieces of furniture, you can take it home, as they are all up for sale.
And let me tell you, the food is just delicious! It really took me some to make up my mind and pick something of the menu, which can be a good or a not so good sign, but in this case, it was a very good sign! A lot of options really spoke to me and my food-loving heart. Eventually, I’ve got to enjoy the truffle scrambled eggs with parmesan cheese, and what a treat it was! All products used are locally grown, for sustainability and of course, convenience. The products are all organic and fair-trade.
At VINNIES, they live by a very well-known old Dutch expression, which literally translated means “love goes through the stomach”. And when I left VINNIES, I left with a full stomach as well as a little more love indeed. The things food can do, right? The combination of the very relaxed living-room setting, which makes for a great workplace too, and the delicious food makes this definitely place a winner for me!
Haarlemmerstraat 46 HS
1013 ES Amsterdam