Lof der Zoetheid (translated ‘Praise of Sweets’) is without a doubt my favorite place to have lunch or a big breakfast. Mother and daughter created this lunchroom. One is a pastry chef, the other one a chef and graphic designer. I think you can guess how this combination worked out.
The high tea- and lunchroom, located on a corner building in the old north of Rotterdam, is clearly decorated by someone with style. The concrete floor and sage green bar, in combination with these old school chairs and steel details, give the shop a kind of industrial look from the thirties. A style that goes really well with this older part of Rotterdam.
But the great interior is not even the main reason why I, and many Rotterdammers with me, love to come here. The food, and especially the sweets, plays the lead in Lof der Zoetheid. Everything that is served here is home made, from the daily changing soups to the extensive menu of pies and cakes. Also, the menu changes regularly so come as many times as you want it never gets old.
Too hard to choose one thing on the menu? Order a ‘twijfelaartje’ and get two platters with sweet and savory toppings, a range of delicious buns and a small portion of their daily soup. You are likely to eat yourself sick, but make sure to save some place because you will want to order a piece of pie.
Really don’t have any room left? No problem! Luckily they opened a takeaway counter where you can buy all their homemade cakes, muffins and other sweets to take home or give to a friend!
Find Lof der Zoetheid on Noordplein 1
Photo credits from top to bottom: first three made with my phone, last one from the Lof der Zoetheid facebook page