Casual and fresh foods at Little Collins

Casual and fresh foods at Little Collins

Apr 21, 2012 |  by  |  Fashion, Food, Spots
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Only two weeks open and the word spreads around fast. “There’s a new Australian place just near the Albert Cuijp, You should really visit” is what they say. My friend is one of those people. She visited three times in the two weeks it has been open and told me it is a must-go. She told me that the food was amazingly good and didn’t mind going with me for the 4th time.

Although the interior is rather modern and clean, it’s cosy and feels really warm. It feels like you are stepping into someone’s home who has filled the air with their delicious cooking. That someone is an excellent chef who will be cooking in a cute, not too big, open kitchen in a very very nice looking home.

Great food made with love

The menu varies from ‘manly’ foods like scrambled eggs with sausages and bacon (presented in a modern way) to pan fried corn fritters to delicious salads. I ordered a salad with poached chicken, haricot verts (green beans), tomato, pesto and guacamole on the side. My friend ordered the soup of the day.

The best guacamole I have ever tasted

We saw the chef cooking us the salad and soup with a lots of love and passion. Fresh ingredients went into our dishes. It already smelled so so good. How was it? First, let me say it was the best guacamole I have ever tasted. That might not say too much yet, but I’m the kind of person that when guacamole is on the menu I order it. It is my favourite dip to put on a cracker, bread, a nacho and what not. I guess you could say I am a guacamole expert. I know what I am talking about. And it was amazingly good. Second, the salad: as good as the guacamole, even better. And I just told you that I am a guacamole addict.

I asked co-owner Georgina, who also prepared our dishes, what is the idea behind Little Collins. She tells me “the thing that was a big drive was that Amsterdam lacks places for brunch.” She then adds, “We see that there was much need for a good brunch place so at daytime we are open for brunch and at night time we want to be a casual wine bar with foods to share”.

it is a variety of cultures and foods that inspire us

I asked her what’s the secret for how great the food tastes. “It is really fresh foods and of course a very different menu”, she says. “It is Australian inspired”, two of the owners are Australian, “but actually it is a variety of cultures and foods that inspire us.”

I guess this will become my second home since I live around the corner and I want to try everything on the menu!

Little Collins

Where: Eerste Sweelinckstraat 19F
Website: Little Collins



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