Hidden Gem of Amsterdam: Toastable

After strolling through the Bloemenmarkt early in the morning, I needed some coffee to get me through the rest of the day. I was instantly attracted to Toastable because of their cute, cheery sign greeting me at the door.

Amsterdam's cutest cafe

I ordered a cappuccino to-go, although my cousin and I ended up spending quite some time in this quaint cafe. Wood tables, pink peonies in glass bottles, white walls, and a decadent gold-framed mirror. If I lived in Amsterdam I could easily spend hours in this light, airy atmosphere.

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While I only came in here for a cup of coffee, I later found out that they sell all varieties of grilled cheese. I mean who doesn’t love grilled cheese? If you stop here, try the Gorgonzola toastie for me; I couldn’t help but eye up all the delicious options on their menu! I highly recommend stopping in here for a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee before being on your way to explore the city.

Amsterdam's best coffee

Being a blogger, I can’t leave a place this aesthetically pleasing without having a little photoshoot!

Check out my Amsterdam Guide for more recommendations when visiting this city.

Miles Table

As you have yet to discover, I am a huge foodie. Nothing beats the thrill of finding a new restaurant that offers delicious food and a perfect environment to enjoy it in. This past week I met my best friend in Philadelphia to check out the “Audobon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life” exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (which was AMAZING by the way).

While I was in the city we decided to explore South Street. We came upon a small restaurant/cafe called Miles Table. Of course, I looked up pictures of the food on Instagram and decided to give the place a shot.

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When you enter the restaurant you must order at a counter in the back. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner so there are plenty of food choices to pick from! I ordered a simple caesar salad with avocado and shrimp as well as the tuna avocado melt (one of their many daily specials).

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Yes, the salad tasted just as good as it looks (maybe even better!). Shrimp and avocado are two of my favorite foods so naturally I expect the best when I eat them. The avocado was as fresh as it gets and the shrimp was lightly marinated in what tasted like a barbecue spice. Both were absolutely scrumptious!

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And then the avocado tuna melt… even though I was already stuffed with great food, this melt was worth stuffing just a bit more into my belly. The tuna was perfectly moist and seasoned. If you love tuna and avocado (like me) you must try this special!

Overall, this place has quickly become my new favorite foodie spot in Philly next to Hai Street Kitchen, which makes awesome sushi burritos. The next time you are in the city looking for a relaxing environment and delicious comfort food, check out Miles Table. I will definitely be returning the next time I am in the city.