Our first stop was Village Bagels, which was, surprisingly not on our list of coffee shops to try. I walked by it the first day and made a mental note to try it the next day. It was a cute little corner coffee shop and having a painted sign outside that said "Bagel and Espresso Bar", I mean, how could I not be tempted to want to try it.
Even though the coffee was good, I wouldn't rate it top notch. My benchmark for trying a new coffee shop is a cappuccino, so that's what I had. My husband was feeling a little under the weather and had a Rooibos with Thyme tea. Rooibos! Always important for us South Africans.
The bagels on the other hand - oh my! - so delicious. My husband went for the classic salmon and cream cheese and I went for the sundried tomato and cream cheese combination. Bagel heaven, for sure.
So if you're ever in Amsterdam and looking for a good cup of coffee and a bagel, I would definitely recommend Village Bagels any day. It's also nicely located - just outside of the hustle and bustle, but also right next to one of the canals.
Oh and hello from me in the reflection :)