Cute little spot for eggs Benedict and pastries with a very chill, local vibe. The eggs were served over a burger bun (vs the usual bagel/English muffin) which was an odd choice, but overall it was a good breakfast, not too big or fancy. Just what you need to start a relaxed day.
Their flat white and the cappuccino taste slightly stronger than in some other Amsterdam coffee roasters, which I liked. Their granola was also very good.
I found their smashed avocado sandwich to be a bit salty though. I would recommend to put less salt by default, as customers always have the possibility to add salt themselves if they want to (using the salt on the tables) but can't get rid of salt that's already there.
Favorite brunch place! First of all, the owner Patrick is very kind and always works at his place. It adds extra charm to Monks. I love their pastries, - fresh, interesting flavors (try savory muffins!), and coffee is great. Recently the owner started roasting coffee himself, - what a great move to grow! The food is wonderful, - huge portions and everything is fresh (try avocado and salmon).
A favorit place! Very friendly people behind the cafe, who makes you feel very welcome! The coffee is of best quality and the food is amazing and beautiful too! Love the “no screen” police here (there is some space to sit with the Mac!)!
This is my favorite place in the city! Great coffee (they roast themselves), delicious food (try their Smashed Avocado or pancakes, my love goes crazy over their Breakfast Burger), wonderful setting (with a lot of ‘no laptop or iPad’ tables) and such a warm, humble and welcoming team.
Not a week goes by I go here (with and without kids) and never have I been disappointed. It’s one of those boutique places that carefully selects it’s products with two things on their mind: serving you the best quality (in a no nonsense way) and keeping it local/sustainable for the environment (you only learn this through conversations with them, they don’t display it).
Monks has a soul of it’s own and loves to nurture you with some coffee and food for the soul:) 💛🙏