Foodspotting · Netherlands · Rotterdam

Selfiecinno and chocolate pinata at Amada Coffee

Amada Coffee, Rotterdam (15)Selfiecinno anyone? Yes, this is possible at Amada Coffee. This is the first café in the Netherlands and the second one in Europe where you can do this. In London you can also order a selfiecinno at Tea Terrace. They opened a few weeks earlier than Amada Coffee, who opened their doors on the 26th of December 2017. I already visited Amada Coffee twice. Besides the selfiecinno they also offer a special chocolate bowl. Read on to find out more about what this new foodspot got to offer.

When you order a selfiecinno, they will make a photo of you and send it to a special printer that will print the selfie in your cup of cappuccino with edible ink. The result is beautiful and very realistic. And be quick if you want to make a photo of the selfiecinno, because it gets less clear very quickly. The cappuccino is quite strong, but I find the flavour a bit average. The selfiecinno cost 4.50 euro, so it is nice to try for once, but a bit expensive.
        
During my first visit, I tried the selfiecinno with a cheesecake with pomegranate and a shortbite with snickers flavour. The snickers shortbite had a lot of peanut flavour to it! And the cheesecake was interesting with pomegranate on it. The flavour was also not really outstanding, but I did like the bottom which was baked a bit longer and had more flavour and bite to it.
 
I came back to Amada Coffee again, because I saw they have the chocolate piñata. That’s a chocolate bowl that is hanging on a hook. You have to hit the bowl till it breaks and fruits and other sweet stuff will fall out of it. It is already popular at the Mexican restaurant Uncle Julio’s in Dallas, Texas. I am glad that Amada Coffee decided to introduce it here in the Netherlands! You can order the chocolate piñata from 10:00 am in the morning and it can only be ordered for a limited amount a day. So when you come too late in the afternoon, you might not be able to order it.
      
When the chocolate piñata arrived the waitress gave instructions on how to hit it in the best way, which is on the sides, so the bowl will open correctly. I didn’t have to hit hard and I was taken by surprise when everything splashed out. It was a delicious mixture of healthy fruits and sweet stuff. You could also dip everything in chocolate or strawberry sauce and they added whipped cream on the plate. The chocolate was pure and bitter, so it was a bit heavy. Some parts of the bowl were a bit thicker, so we didn’t eat it all completely. It is really fun and worth to try once. They also have other interesting desserts, like a chocobomb with ice cream, banana and raspberry and a sizzling brownie with vanilla ice cream on a hotplate where they pour chocolate sauce over it.
Amada Coffee is a cosy café at the Hoogstraat. It has different spots to sit, like on a coach, on a large table, on the windowsill and even on a swing! I tried the last one and it is really sturdy and comfy. When I visited Amada Coffee the first time, it was Sunday afternoon and it was really crowded. You even had to wait to be seated. My second visit was Friday morning and there were almost no people then.
    
Besides coffee, desserts and cakes they serve breakfast and lunch dishes, like a smoothie bowl, salad with quinoa or a sandwich with salmon. They also have Turkish and Mediterranean dishes, like borek (a pastries made of a thin flaky dough) and icli kofte (a Turkish stuffed meatball). They also offer high tea. So enough reason to pop by!

Address
Amada Coffee
Hoogstraat 36
3011 PR Rotterdam
www.facebook.com/AmadaCoffee

Opening hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 19:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

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