We had such a wonderful trip to Amsterdam last month and one of my favorite memories was our high tea at Gartine. It was one of those meals where every bite somehow seems even better than the one before and dare I say, it was one of the most lovely lunches I have ever had. The cafe is tiny (in a charming way) and beautifully decorated- I was in love with the branches hung from the ceiling! It seems to be always busy (if you go, make reservations!!) and we loved watching the other diners leisurely enjoy their afternoon tea. It was a quiet little oasis tucked down a tiny little street in the middle of the bustling city. They serve Betjeman and Barton tea and I fell madly in love with the eden rose black tea– it is absolutely delicious. Thankfully my sweet friends Travis and Randall who high tea-ed with me bought me some eden rose tea as a gift so I don’t have to wait until I go back to Amsterdam to have it again. The owners were such lovely people and they told us how the restaurant came to be and about Gartine’s Amsterdam garden which supplies the cafe with fruits and vegetables, it is always such an inspiration to chat with people who work hard to make their dreams come true. If you are in Amsterdam, I cannot recommend this place enough- make sure to check it out!
Taksteeg 7 Amsterdam
a big thanks to Maja for the recommendation :)