Brunch, drinks or a simple snack at Little Collins

This (little) place, as per its namesake, is very well known for its brunch, I go there for lunch hoping that the difference won’t be so much, and indeed, you get nice broodjes dressed up to be more ‘brunchy’ and of course pricey, a nice list of classical brunch cocktails such as Bloody Mary, a very laid-back atmosphere, and here is the magic which transforms an otherwise anonymous place which makes sandwiches into a  place well known across town for its unmissable ‘brunch’! Food is ok, service is ok, ambience is very trendy without a real reason (I should probably open a whole new blog for the anatomy of cool as this simply fails me). The Turkish mushroom-feta-baba ganesh-pita that I take is good. My friend gets a croque-monsieur which is a sad, dry version of a tosti. Ok, I am not being fair, I should probably try it again for brunch really and not for lunch and I am sure my opinion will change. Oh-so-cool.

Eerste Sweelinckstraat 19F

http://www.littlecollins.nl

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Burgers Chicken and Lobster at GEORGE

George is somehow an institution in Amsterdam for a refined yet easy brunch/breakfast/break-easy meal. We do miss the one in Rembrandtplein, which closed I believe one year ago or so, but we find another one in Valeriusplein where we have a delicious burger on the go, and we find out the menu here is selective (chicken, burgers and lobster) yet practical and good. Service is OKish, value for money good. Perfect for an efficient pit stop.

Addres: Valeriusplein 2H

http://www.georgebistro.nl