coffee

Hotspot: 3FE

When you're in Dublin with a coffee snob, you are kind of obligated to go to 3FE. And it wasn't wasted on me: it's been a while that I had an espresso that good. The smooth hints of caramel went great with the brownie sugar rush. The people working at the coffee hotspot were super duper nice. What else to say..? Your best coffee fix in Dublin is to be found at 3FE. 

Hotspot: Bar Botanique

It's been all the rage on popular blogs and social media. Bar Botanique in Amsterdam. So when I scheduled a work meeting in the capital, it was easy to pick a spot. Bar Botanique is located in a cosy area of the city. The exterior looks inviting and the interior does as well. The entire place, it's a little crowded, is filled with plants and eye for design. 

Salted caramel, do I need to say more?
The menu had many options, but since I wasn't that hungry I just went for something sweet: the salted caramel pecan brownie. Divine! My table partner had a burrata sandwich that was looking mighty fine. Our wines didn't disappoint either, I know.. work meeting but it was three 'o clock on a Friday and they had a chilled pinot noir. 

Service-wise there's a lot to gain. It felt the ladies weren't on top of it and everything went wrong, and not only on our table. The upstairs area was still closed so I'm curious how they will manage if the entire space is full. 

Green oasis
Altogether Bar Botanique is a nice home-feel spot where you can work a little, eat a little, drink a little and enjoy a green environment in the middle of the city. Have a look yourself next time you're in town!