Cafe Latei in Amsterdam


Cafe Latei in Amsterdam

  Today when I was walking around Chinatown in Amsterdam, I found an original one called Latei. 

Latei sells sandwiches Dutch style: one slice of fresh bread with a slice of Gouda or some chocolate sprinkles. The menu also features freshly made soups, healthy salads and the usual range of teas and coffees. One tip: Do make sure to leave space for the homemade apple pie. Actually leave lots of space for the homemade apple pie. It's a meal in itself.

Cafe Latei in Amsterdam

So far you might think it sounds like any coffee place in Amsterdam. But the thing that makes Latei special is the decor.

Cafe Latei in Amsterdam

Having a coffee in the two storey shop feels like having a coffee at my mum's kitchen table. The place is filled and decorated top to bottom with items from the 70s. Everything from the chairs and the lights down to the crockery and the cutlery look like props from That Seventies Show.
The tables are Formica, the colour scheme orange and brown and the shelves are stacked with fondue sets and plastic kitchenware. There's even a stack of old Tina magazines dating back to 1969.

Cafe Latei in Amsterdam

Now that's a little bit out of the ordinary, right? But the thing that makes it even more out of the ordinary is the fact that you can buy every single item, down to the chair your sitting on.

We left it at a cup of tea and some of that apple pie. Somehow the 70s wouldn't look very nice in my 2013 flat.

Latei is located on the Zeedijk at number 143.

Comments

  1. Yes really cool place to try out. Reminds me a bit of all the artsy cafe's in Berlin.

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  2. I'm a Starbucks fan, but this place looks fantastic! Will definitely make a plan to visit!

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  3. It does feel a bit Berliny. Definitely worth the detour!!

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