There is a café at the Leerdam Glass Studio that our ravenous brood are now making a bee-line for.
Hot chocolates are a welcome edition as the rain pelts down outside and it’s the perfect time to sit out the intermittent downpours.
Himself had a big breakfast and just opts for coffee, Little Mr. heard that there is a “tostie” (toasted cheese sandwich) on the menu and is an instant happy chappie, Kiwi Daughter spied poffetjes on the menu (a very Dutch traditional sort of tiny sweet pancakes, served with butter and dusted with icing sugar), and I get a chilli chicken sandwich.
Sadly this is one occasion when a simple toasted sandwich isn’t entirely what it seems, the bread is quite heavily seasoned,and is full of grains and “bits” and our fussy Little Mr. quickly complains that the bread is “spiky” (by which he always means means “spicy”) so Himself and I try a bite and … Little Mr. is right,there is a lot of pepper, maybe some mustard seed? Himself and I love it but it’s never something that would suit Little Mr’s under developed taste buds.
We are a 99% brown bread household, so for Little Mr. a “toastie” in a cafe somewhere generally means plain white bread, which is in itself a treat, so he makes inroads on the filling instead and grumbles a lot.
The café staff are friendly and for the non-fussy members of our family at least, lunch is a tasty success.
There are some nacho chips that came with my lunch that Little Mr. inherits as compensation.
Fed and watered and refreshed, we head out just as the clouds are parting and the sun starts shining again.
This has been a great place to see glass blowing close up and personal… the kind of thing it would be nice to bring visitors to too.
I think there’s a very good chance that we might be back here again one day.