Local Heart, Global Soul

December 23, 2012

Himself and I… Just the Two of Us and …Catootje!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

About a month ago, Himself picked me up after my physiotherapy session and said that since he’d just completed a large work project for a client and no new work had arrived in yet, how about we go somewhere for an early lunch?

We drove around and had a look at several places we knew’,  but walked into one to discover it was only open for a private function (and no, we didn’t belong to the Company they were expecting) and two were not open yet for lunchtime so we made a detour into a different neighbourhood.

In the Reinkenstraat we spied a little café called Catootje and Himself went inside to find out if they had a lunch menu just after 11.00 a.m. and they did.

It may look from my photo’s here that there are few customers but that’s not a true picture at all.

A lot of people were still dropping in for coffee and a chat with friends and many of these had young children with them.

Where possible I try and avoid putting photos of other people’s kids on the internet, since I value the privacy of my own children and try and extend that to other children as well.

Therefore I tried to take photos of table areas as soon as they emptied and before they filled up again, which they did very swiftly.

At this stage of the day it’s a constant stream of customers and once we are served we realise why this place is so popular. The food is excellent and the service is friendly too.

I forgot the names of what we had for our lunch main course, but  Himself had the pasta and salad in the first two food photo and I had the  chicken salad sandwich in the third one.  For dessert  I convinced Himself  to have a slice of the  Bailey’s Cheesecake because I wanted to try it but fancied  the Chocolate Brownie too.  Himself had coffee and I enjoyed a tea.

Our lunch date was relaxed and  the food was delicious,  so our summary of our visit was that we would be happy to recommend this place to friends and even happier to return here whenever an opportunity arises.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

8 Comments »

  1. Even their dinnerware is classy and unique. I’d die for the cheesecake!

    Comment by Lisa — December 23, 2012 @ 1:41 am | Reply

  2. I love how you got Himself to order a pudding you wanted 🙂

    Comment by Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife — December 23, 2012 @ 8:01 am | Reply

  3. That Baileys Cheesecake sounds nice.
    Anyways Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Comment by rsmacaalay — December 23, 2012 @ 10:18 am | Reply

  4. It all looks delicious. I’d like to try that Bailey’s Cheesecake.

    Comment by mairedubhtx — December 23, 2012 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

  5. Both of those salads look quite tasty! And I love that each plate/bowl is different – some modern, some traditional 😀

    Comment by Carrie — December 23, 2012 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

  6. My mother was born and raised in Den Haa so I spent a lot of time there as a kid. Love the pictures.

    Comment by condofire — December 23, 2012 @ 6:03 pm | Reply

    • Welcome to my blog Condofire,
      My Father was raised here too, so I also have family stories about his days as a child and his favourite haunts.

      Comment by kiwidutch — December 23, 2012 @ 6:37 pm | Reply

  7. It looks lovely! 🙂

    Comment by Elaine - I used to be indecisive — December 23, 2012 @ 8:45 pm | Reply


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