Wednesday 25 June 2014

Café Het Paleis, Paleisstraat, Amsterdam

On a corner overlooking one of the tasteful canals just west of Amsterdam's centre, Café Het Paleis has outside tables well placed for soaking up the charm of this atmospheric city. But you may find the simple food a bit disappointing. Although the crispy chips (3 euros) are fine and filling, the grilled focaccia sandwiches (around 6 euros) are slim and the chicken and mozzarella filling can be overwhelmed by the jalapeño. The coffee is good quality, but the cups are small. Still, you can get free tap water and service by the young staff is smooth. Take your time and watch the steady flow of passing tourists and locals gravitating towards the picturesque waterways in this part of the city. 7/10