Monday, February 19, 2018

HOTSPOT: Pluk Amsterdam


I don't go to Amsterdam very often and so when I go to Amsterdam, I pretend to be a tourist. A tourist on the look out for nice hotspots and try out new eating places and so I discovered Pluk Amsterdam café!

Pluk Amsterdam motto:Pluk is for everyone who loves healthy and happy people. With us, you can be yourself.  Well healthy & happy? That`s what I`m striving for and so I entered Pluk with a smile. How I experienced my first stay at Pluk read it all down below!

Ik ga niet vaak naar Amsterdam maar wanneer ik er wel ben, dan ben ik een toerist. Alsof natuurlijk. Ik ga dan op zoek naar leuke hotspots en probeer ik nieuwe eetplekjes uit. Zo stuitte ik op Pluk Amsterdam café!
Pluk's motto: Pluk is er voor iedereen die houdt van healthy food en vrolijke mensen!❞. Hey, dat streef ik ook naar! Ik liep Pluk binnen met een glimlach dus. Hoe ik voor de rest Pluk heb ervaren lees je allemaal hieronder! 

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First Impression: ✔
The interior was cute and cozy looking and would you just look at the counter top filled up with cakes! That looks so yummy and basically everything was Instagram worthy straight away.

Pluk Amsterdam also sells jewelery, cute kitchen ware and small house decorations and these were also decorated inside the interior. This being said I`m looking forward to try out their food!
However I wished that these cakes were covered up in a cake stand with a dome/lid. If you want to keep your cakes moist and soft and not dry: cover. If you want to keep flies and other insects (or sneaky pets) away from your cakes: cover!
Hospitable: ☹
It was very busy at that point and there was no table available. Fair enough. I mean a cute looking café in a big city such as Amsterdam I totally understand. However I wished that I was greeted with info given out and felt welcome. Because I also didn`t know how to order too which turns out that you need to order & pay straight after at the counter. Also you have to collect your food by yourself too after your name/number has been called out. I mean is this cute looking café a fastfood restaurant? Anyway eventually I got a table and my food. Clearly there is room for improvement beyond service because it`s mostly self-service. Especially for the price you pay.
My Food ☺️
1 Poke Bowl `Paradise`
1 cappuccino
Funny thing is, they got my order wrong. I ordered the `poke salmon with avocado toast` but instead I got the poke bowl version. Sigh but nonetheless it was still acceptable!

According to the menu my poke bowl should contain: rice, salmon, avocado, cucumber, soy beans, cherry tomatoes, mango, sesame, spring onion with a Japanese dressing. I was only missing the cherry tomatoes but otherwise it was a good enjoyable poke bowl still. Comfy and very nom!
Alone but not lonely.
ADDRESS: Reestraat 19, 1016 DM Amsterdam - THE NETHERLANDS

FOOD: ••• 3/5
INTERIOR: ••••∙ 4,⁵/5
SERVICE: •• 2/5
PRICE: ••• 3/5


  1. I love walking around and stumbling upon new places! Even if the cafe isn't the best, it's still exciting to visit a place for the first time, and now you know about it! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    1. High-5 girly ^_^ I love exploring and discovering new places! Even though not every new things or
      first timers are a good thing but yeah, it's the experience that counts Xx

  2. this cafe looks pretty busy..probably they are short of staff.

    1. The café does look pretty and picture perfect and perhaps the lack of staff causes the lack of service. Sigh. Xx