Tasty Tuesday: Paper Planes

PaperPlanes_2This place was already hyped by bloggers and magazines and it took us a little longer before we landed there ourselves. Last weekend though, was the perfect time to enjoy a (late) hangover brunch at Paper Planes.

Paper Planes is a breakfast/lunch restaurant. Perfect to relax and recover from the night before or for a pre- or post shopping spree break. The latter because it is located in the very center of Amsterdam: at the Rokin, which runs parallel to the city’s most famous shopping street, the Kalverstraat.

Our reason to meet at Paper Planes was a combination of a hangover cure followed by a shopping spree, and let’s not forget my urgent craving for pancakes. I rarely find American pancakes to my liking on breakfast menu’s, but since this venue promotes itself as a New American/LA style breakfast club, I was ready to be convinced with some bad ass pancakes!

Were they good, you wonder? Ab-so-lu-te-ly. I had to hold back from ordering a second portion. A little extra maple syrup (I loooove maple syrup) would have been even greater, but the creamy vanilla mascarpone and slices of strawberry made up for it.

My table companion is a tad more health-conscious than I am, and she ordered the ‘crushed avo on toast’. I often make it at home, and this version sprinkled with black sesame gave me the bright idea to add that on my home made versions as well.

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Furthermore I’ve tried one of the juices, though that was a bit less successful. My fresh mango/pineapple juice was more of a pineapple juice with lost chunks of mango floating in it where I expected it to be a smooth blend of my favorite exotic fruits…

Nevertheless, Paper Planes is a nicely decorated place (vintage furniture, a guitar as decorative element), with a chill vibe, and we still have to taste some more dishes on the menu (the lamb sausages on a roasted pumpkin hash, accompanied by a Bloody Harry please!). See you when we’re having our next hangover! ;)

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Paper Planes
Rokin 81
Amsterdam

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