Bloemers, a very cosy dining cafe. In the middle of one of the favorite areas of the locals in Amsterdam: de Pijp.
Area Pijp (Amsterdam)
Transport Tram 3, 4, 25
Telephone 00 31 20 400 4024
Bloemers is an excellent meeting place, with loads of cosy areas to sit, without listening in to your neighbours conversation. Also a long bar, a huge round table with magazines – so great to come alone – and the best part is their terrace. Its big, with comfy sofas, and nice little tables.
The decoration inside is very kitch, but it works for the place. The menu is from little snacks, to a full diner. Their tuna melt is excellent, and also in season now for example the fresh mussels are very well done. Its varried from very Dutch like bitterballen, mosselpannetje and soup, to Spanish tapas, Indonesian Sate, French, and even a cheese or vegetable fondue which are very recomended.
Their staff is always friendy, although with the rotation of the staff these days its a bit slower. Never the less a great place to visit when in Amsterdam.