Sunday, February 28, 2010

Around Town: De Vredespijp

I recently posted about an incredible pie ecstasy at De Vredespijp . What started out as an innocent day of vintage shopping and market wandering turned into a complete sweets overload!

I hadn't realized that I may have created a monster because "Friday Pie Day" plan needs to be taken seriously. Next time though, we'll use extra caution because an overdose of pie has proven (as much as I hate to admit) that there can be too much of a good thing. 

Sugar coma aside, their citrus cheesecake with berry compote was nothing short of fantastic. I mean really, we could't stop ourselves despite the minor disruption we caused from swooning over this slice of cheesecake. It was zesty and sweet + creamy and crunchy...basically an amazing moment...

Until Tahlia, who was also hopped up on sugar, decided to ignore my advice and ordered a second slice. We gorged a few bites and then finally had to admit defeat, pack up the pie, hop on our bikes and take a nap. But, now that I've had a week to detox with lots and lots of yoga, I'm just about ready to hit up this place again. Or, I might need to join some kind of pie obsessed therapy group but that doesn't seam like nearly as much fun!

Follow these three steps if you wanna fall into a sugar coma...

First: Dark chocolate hot cocoa with a shot of hazelnut.
Imagine nutella melted in a cup with whipped cream on top!

Second: Throw in another slice of citrus cheesecake with berries

Third: Take a few bites of Tahlia's choice, apple crumble with currents and nuts. A great pick, but the cheesecake really well, took the cake! (Sorry, I can't resist a good pun).

This cafe also had a nice collection of furniture, random vintage knickknacks and lots of cool light fixtures. All of which we meant to explore but then the sugar kicked in and took over.
I guess that's just another reason to go back for round two!

De Vredespijp 
Eerste van der Helststraat 11A
1073 AA Amsterdam


  1. You're making me swoon over these sweets Lil, and I just ate a footlong sub! Hahaha!

  2. are you for real!? get me THERE!!!

  3. Those treats look sooo good!