Cafe Puccini serves lunch, afternoon tea, cakes and light evening meals (when there are performances at nearby Het Muziekgebouw), but for me it will always be a brunch spot.
Puccini is squeezed into a triangular corner building on Staalstraat, two doors up from Puccini Bomboni, the superb chocolate shop with a similar name but not the same owner.
The cafe comes into its own when the sun is shining and you can pull up a stool at the long table next to the window or people-watch on the pavement outside.
Yoghurt with cruesli (crunchy muesli) and home-made pastries are served from 08.30, with a small selection of sandwiches, soups and salads following later in the morning.
For brunch, try the pastrami and pickle sandwich; or soft scrambled eggs with a mound of smoked salmon and whole-wheat toast. Combine with a good cup of coffee and you've got the perfect start to the day.
Mon-Fri 08.30-18.00; Sat-Sun 10.00-18.00
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Telephone: 020 620 8458
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