Imagine if you will a café: positioned not only on a bustling square but on a corner that is bathed in sunshine all afternoon long. Now picture this in the heart of De Oude Pijp and you’re getting close to the café par excellence that is de Wasserette. Bestowed with the natural gifts of a good location and natural light, customers have a degree of expectation when they stroll in to this revamped old laundrette…
Great coffee being an absolute minimum, it is duly supplied by a unique special blend and a Kees van der Westen Spirit machine which shines proudly like a Ferrari V12 engine on the back wall. The food, however, is where de Wasserette exceeds all expectations. There is plenty for those on a health kick: granola, fruit and yoghurt are yours from as early as 7:30am. But as nice as they are, you’re going to suffer the pain of watching all manner of soul-soothingly good eggs and sandwiches be devoured all around you.
The eggs benedict have developed something of a cult following in these parts, and the sourdough sandwiches are equally something to be reckoned with. If you’re the type of person who just can’t decide when facing a menu with many variations of the same, allow us to point you towards the open-armed embrace of the avocado, chicken and pancetta sandwich topped with lashings of parmesan and truffle mayo—because, bacon and cheese understand you like no one else can.
Footnote: the de Wasserette owners have opened up Bar Mash just across Gerard Douplein square for your more booze-infused cravings.