Location : Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cuisine : American
Cost : ££
Style : Casual
Rating : 10/10
Pancakes, fresh juice, hip-hop, plants, what more could you ask for!? At the top of the menu, there is a short introduction which tells you a bit about the restaurant. “MOOK is short for ‘Mokum’, slang for Amsterdam” – as the old saying goes … You learn something new everyday.
I found this restaurant while looking for good brunch spots online and was pleasantly surprised when I walked in. We were greeted by a welcoming host, a picture of Snoop Dogg on the wall and hip-hop playing in the background, I immediately loved the place.
I love fresh juice so obviously that’s what I ordered but then I also ordered a ginger shot (I have no idea why). Maybe it was because I’m easily influenced and it was described as super healthy but I instantly regretted it so it’s my own fault.
I decided to order “The G.O.O.D Morning” (Kanye West reference?) – pancakes with granola, greek yoghurt, cinnamon, honey & strawberries and then added banana. When I normally have pancakes, they are overly filling and I never manage to finish them but these were light and with all of the healthy toppings, I felt quite pleased with myself when I finished it all.
As an added bonus, MOOK also has a Spotify playlist!