I have found many wonderful things through Pinterest and CT • Coffee & Coconuts is one of them. Housed in the Ceintuur Theatre, CT is a beautiful and spacious restaurant and the first place we ate breakfast on our Amsterdam trip.
Coffee and Coconuts is conveniently located across the road from a tram stop and around a twenty minute stroll from the Heineken Experience, which was our first place to visit. We arrived around 10am and didn’t book a table, but where immediately seated on the upper level, looking over the rest of the cafe. Amsterdam has some amazing buildings and the Ceintuur Theatre is one of them. Formerly a cinema in the 1920s, the Ceintuur Theatre makes me think that so many abandoned buildings that where once hives of activity, can be transformed into something fresh and new with the right vision and backing.
We browsed the menu and ordered coffee, before deciding on the full CT breakfast and the poached eggs “Rockafella.” I ordered the CT breakfast, that comes with scrambled eggs cooked with avocado, granola with yogurt, coconut pancakes and Dutch strawberries. Jon opted for the poached eggs, cooked in a delicious spinach and fennel sauce (that I made sure I got to taste), and served with sourdough toast.
The portion sizes where just right and set us up for a day of drinking tiny Heineken beers and walking around the city. Both of our breakfast filled us up without feeling too stodgy, and the chilled atmosphere of Coffee & Coconuts was a perfect introduction to breakfast in Amsterdam.
Located in the De Pijp neighborhood, Coffee & Coconuts also serves cocktails, lunch and evening meals. It’s interior is lofty and beautiful (aka perfect to Instagram), and is a relaxing place to start the day. They are on Facebook and have a website too.