La Buvette | perfect break in Rotterdam

Right in the middle of the heart of Rotterdam, you will meet Grand Café La Buvette. A restaurant that caught my attention through Instagram but that really comes to life during your visit. A place where you can rest yourself from the busy city without the far walk. A restaurant where you are received very hospitably and where you will be pampered as a special guest. That hotspot that is characterized by the panoramic view over the Coolsingel and where you can taste the best products of the season. That’s La Buvette for me.

The Location

The location of La Buvette. What can I say? You cannot get more central then this. It’s located at my favorite streets of Rotterdam, the Coolsingel. I was very exciting and curious about it because I normally do not have that much of a positive feeling about centrally located restaurants. It sometimes loses its charm because of the crowds. Fortunately that is not the case of La Buvette. Not al all. With big future plans to expand and refresh their terrace, I am convinced that it will be as good as my experience in the first place. A real pleasure.

 

The Interior

The interior of La Buvette, another aspect that I am enthusiastic about. The special interior of La Buvette with oldrt elements from the former monumental Erasmushuis makes it a unique experience. Thanks to architect Dudok, a chic allure is left behind. The combinations of marble and gold make you and your guests feel like they are in a lavish grand café from the 1940s. There are many girls who come to La Buvette for their classic golden revolving door, the velvet chairs and the charming marble tables. I cannot blame them.

The Menu

What do you do when you have a list of all kinds of delicious dishes? Think Pancakes, Croque Madam, Eggs Florentine, Caesar Salad and a classic streetfood dish from Nice? Exactly, you let the host decide. Best choise I made that afternoon. He came back with a bottle of France Sauvignon Blanc, a Tuna Salad and a sandwich with chicken thigh. Oh, and did I mentioned that the tuna was super fresh? And that the chef used a special banquet all the way from Nice? Called the Pan Bagnat, a sourdough bread filled with products from the region. I was completely crazy about it. just like them. They want to sell these sandwiches around the corner of the restaurant next summer.

Experience

In other words: plenty of reasons to go back. The locations, interior, and especially the owners were a big plus for us. Thank you for the good care. We felt very welcome.