Happy new year folks! I do hope that you’ve had some remarkably wonderful days. If you are not feeling as energized as you’ve hoped, you are probably not alone. December does take its toll, now doesn’t it. Either way, if that’s the case, why not help mother nature a little? Today, I’d like to tell you about TOKI: a lovely place to sit down, enjoy the simple “smaller” things, or to simply just get rid of your caffeine cravings.
TOKI is a great little breakfast and lunchspot located near the Haarlemmerstraat/dijk. Just outside of the more buzzing shopping streets, on a beautiful street corner. When stepping into this minimalistic, pretty place, that reminds you of a Scandinavian or Japanese interior, you’ll immediately be welcomed by the smell of freshly ground coffee. As the word “toki” means “your local hangout”, the sweet smell of coffee does contribute to that. At TOKI, they aim to serve products from around the world, simply with a smile. Isn’t that lovely?
But next to their great coffees from Berlin, their also offer specials sorts of beers from London, various ciders, teas from Brooklyn and other beverages. They do have a quite specific taste, so expect to be surprised by different kind of brands, flavours or ingredients, some way or another.
TOKI also offers great food and lovely bites from Petit Gâteau. But their very own kitchen is run by Chef Nana: the one responsible for the surprising, nutritious, fresh and tasteful dishes. Personally, my favourite has to be the avocado toast, with warm and freshly baked bread, soft boiled egg and homemade butter.
The atmosphere is what one would call “laid back”: people at TOKI take their tame and truly take it easy. Which is one of the reasons why over the past few years years, many locals have found themselves returning this spot. Therefore, you will find relatively many people here, with all different reasons as to why a stop at TOKI is part of their day. So, whether you’d like to get some work done, catching up with friends or give yourself a little break from strolling around my beloved neighbourhood.
Serving lovely beverages and food with a smile is surely something they do. And sometimes, you simply do not need inspirational quotes or motivational speeches, you just need a great cup of coffee and some food. And in that scenario, I’d suggest treating yourself to a cup and a bite at TOKI.
Binnen Dommerstraat 15
1013 HK Amsterdam