Tag Archives: lunch

Café du Nord – French bistro on the Draaiweg

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Bonjour Edith Piaf et Les Poppys Magnifique! Tres belle! And other exclamations that don’t go further than my terrible French can handle. But Café du Nord on the Draaiweg deserves those kinds of lovely French oneliners. When you come in, you’re welcomed by beautiful French chansons and unprecedented hospitality. The host knows what the restaurant business is about: letting guests …

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Coffee, lunch & drinks at 30ml on the Vredenburg

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When 30ml shut their doors on Mariastraat this winter to make their move to Vredenburg, many coffee-lovers found themselves displaced. The dark, cozy yet industrial interior of their original cafe was a local favorite, as well as an easy stop on the way to central station. Luckily, this move was well worth the wait. Their new spot across from Tivoli …

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GYS | a green beacon on the Amsterdamsestraatweg

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GYS’ second branch on Amsterdamsestraatweg When you think of the Amsterdamsestraatweg, healthy food is not the first thing that comes to mind. The establishment of GYS, being a green beacon (literally and figuratively) between the selection of döner kebab has changed that situation. The Gys on the Amsterdamsestraatweg as opened, after the great success of GYS on the Voorstraat. The fresh interior design of …

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Eastern delights at Restaurant Badhu

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Badhu, as its name already hints at, is located in a former bath house on Willem van Noortplein. The bath house where people used to go to take care of their hygiene has definitely found another calling, but it stills fulfills a social function. In the old waiting rooms of Restaurant Badhu – men to the left and women to …

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The Cute Corner That is Now Lucas Cafe

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You’ve passed this corner a thousand times – cycling past the once florescent lit phone store right at the bend where the Wittervrowenstraat turns into the Biltstraat. But lately, you might have noticed something different about this unassuming corner.  Now, gorgeous green tiles on the Lucas coffee bar catch glimmers of sunlight. The smell of roasted coffee and fresh goodies …

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Familie Van Rijk – A New Foodie Hotspot in Utrecht

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If you are a foodie, you’ve probably traveled across cities for a great meal or a special ingredient. I totally get it, and do I have news for you: there is a new foodie hotspot in town, called Familie Van Rijk, located on the multicultural Amsterdamsestraatweg. When I visited this shop, I felt like a kid in a candy store! …

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Ted’s All Day Brunch opens up in Utrecht!

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Hallelujah, our prayers have been heard! Fi-na-lly an official brunch spot has opened in Utrecht. I’ve been waiting for this moment for ages, just so I can live out my Sex & the City dreams of brunch and mimosa’s right here in Utrecht. Ted’s doesn’t only serve brunch in the early hours, but all day long! So if you’ve had …

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Dogma: modern & delicious hotdogs

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Dogma is going to give all the delicious burger joins in Utrecht a run for their money! The gourmet, yet deliciously approachable hotdogs are the comfort food you didn’t know you’ve been missing. Unless you’re an American like me, then you know you’ve been missing it. But these aren’t your normal ballpark ‘dogs — there’s chicken dogs and other delicious sausages, …

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Sea Salt Saloon, located at ‘t Wed for the best seafood in Utrecht

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A little bit hidden from the main tourist commotion yet still superbly central as located on Wed 3, only a few meters away from the Domkerk, you will find the recently opened fish bistro called Sea Salt Saloon. As the name of the bistro suggests, this restaurant is for sea food lovers mostly. Their menu does not offer anything else than …

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Beers & Barrels at the Utrecht Harbour

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I ate my first oyster at Harbour, with a glass of sparkling wine on the side. It was a beautiful location back then. A spacious, open building with a view on the water. But now, restaurant Harbour is no longer there, instead the owners havere-designed into a new Beers & Barrels. And what a surprise! Out with the fish and …

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