All posts tagged: terrace

#124 Fancy a double burger? Vegan Junk Food Bar, Amsterdam

restaurant review #124 – Vegan Junk Food Bar is a new place in Amsterdam (opened Spring 2017). It is located just north of the Vondelpark, overlooking a quiet square. Well the name says it all! It’s all vegan and it’s junkfood! 🙂 There’s a small terrace in front of the restaurant and some beach chairs. When we arrived, all seats were taken, but soon after, some people left from the terrace, and we could sit outside (it was a very hot day in Amsterdam and we were glad to be sitting on the shady terrace!). It is semi self service: one orders at the counter and then the food is brought to your table. This is what we had: a double sumo burger (9,50€, with two burgers, cheese, fried onion rings, lettuce, baked onions and sauce) and the shoama sandwich (8,50€). Two portions of fries on the side, one with mayo and one with garlic sauce (3€ + sauce 0,75€, each). For drinks we had several lemonades and a coke (ranging between 2,50 and 3€) …

#119 Indonesian rice table at Selamat Datang, Zoetermeer

Restaurant review #119 – Selamat Datang is an Indonesian restaurant in the center of Zoetermeer, a small town north of Rotterdam (NL). We’ve visisted Zoetermeer quite a few times over the year for a music show, as there is a music venue that hosts a lot of prog rock bands and tribute bands: De Boerderij. There are plenty of Indonesian restaurants in The Netherlands (given the historical link with the country), but unfortunately they are a rarity in Belgium. So whenever we are in the Netherlands, we try to go to an Indonesian restaurant. We had been to Selamat Datang one time before, a couple of years ago, and I recall we had no trouble being served a vegan meal then (we only took a main dish each at that visit). It was a very hot Spring day, and we sat on the outside terrace (the restaurant is on the first floor, and the terrace in front, viewing passage in the street). At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be anything vegan on the menu. …

#88 – Light lunch at Bio Bar von Antun, Vienna ***

Restaurant review #88 – Bio bar von Antun is a vegetarian restaurant in the city center of Vienna (Austria). We were there for lunch this Summer (see other reviews from our trip to Vienna). It was a beautiful sunny – but very hot – day, and we were pleased to see there is a large terrace in front of the restaurant (we managed to get a spot in the shade). The restaurant is located in a no-traffic zone, and despite being really close to the historic hotspots of Vienna, it was pleasantly quiet, with only a few passers by. – Update see below –  It is a vegetarian restaurant, but vegan options are clearly labelled on the menu card. I didn’t have a large appetite, so only took a starter: Bruschetta mit Paradeis-Sauce, Räucher-Tofu, Knoblauch und italienischen Kräutern, garniert (8,90€). Jim had soup, and a main dish with salad on the side (14,90€). The lady who served us was friendly, we didn’t have to wait long to have our order taken and food followed quickly. It was …

#71 – Vegan cakes and pie at Vero Caffè, Bruges ***

Restaurant review #71 – Vero Caffè is a coffee and tea bar in the city center of Bruges, not far from the central Market Square and the Burg. So far, it’s one of the few places in Bruges where you can order a soy lattè or a vegan hot chocolate. Since a couple of weeks, Vero Caffè also serves vegan cakes and pies on Thursday, made by Marieke from Chez Mariette. Hurray! It was hard to choose from all those delicious looking cakes and pies. I went for the apple pie with a lemon tea. Very nice! The place is bright, spacious, and cosy, and there is also a terrace in front. Chairs are a bit uncomfortable, some cushions on the chairs would be nice and would make it a bit more relaxed (there are some couches in the front though). Service was friendly and quick. Toilet in the back was clean. We sure hope those vegan pies and cakes will become available every day! Vero Caffè, location Sint-Jansplein 9 8000 Brugge / Bruges 050/70.96.09 website: https://www.facebook.com/VeroCaffeBrugge See our lists of …

#54 Nice lunch at Hortus, The Hague / Den Haag (NL) ****

Restaurant review #54 – A couple of weeks ago, we were in The Hague. Den Haag or The Hague, is about a two hour drive from Bruges (210km). It is the administrative capital of the Netherlands (Amsterdam is the official capital, but parliament etc is housed in The Hague). Online, I had discovered a nice looking vegetarian restaurant which has just recently opened (in the beginning of 2015) and within walking distance from the city center: resaturant Hortus. And it seemed they had lots of vegan options. So I called the day before to make a reservation for lunch on a Sunday, which was no problem. We arrived at early noon and there were no other patrons yet. Over the years, we have discovered that not a lot of people go out for lunch in the Netherlands (as opposed to Belgium, where this is much more the case, even mid week). As noon progressed, people started to come in, and as it was a beautiful Fall day, some people also sat outside on the sunny terrace in front of the restaurant. The interior of …

#35 Our most recent visits to restaurant Réliva (3), Bruges *****

Restaurant review #35 – Restaurant Réliva is one of the few restaurants in Bruges with vegan dishes standardly available. It is not a vegan restaurant, but there’s always a choice of two vegan main dishes and one whole vegan menu (35€ without drinks). We already blogged about our visits to Réliva when we first visited it at the end of 2013 here and our visit in 2014 here. (see edit below) Since then, we have dined four times at restaurant Réliva, on all but one occasion accompanied by friends or family. As restaurant Réliva also serves non-vegan menus, it is the ideal place to go to when you are in mixed company (with omnis). Here are some photos of what we had: You are always welcomed with a small appetizer, for example spicy hummus and kale soup, or on another occasion parsnip & kale soup and a mini spring roll. They now also explicitly state the bread to be vegan, which was sometimes overlooked in the beginning days. The vegan appetizer was either pumpkin soup or grilled sweet cauliflower …