Respond to Review of CLOSED: Sjakie's
Review: (visited 29th October 2011) Amsterdam is not much fun for vegans unless falafel is your favourite food, so this volunteer-run cafe is a welcome addition since my last visit here. The menu is not extensive: a soup, a couple of larger dishes and a smaller one, plus a dessert. This is more than you're going to get in most places though! I had a large bowl of root vegetable soup, a warming blended concoction, made naturally sweet by the substantial use of neeps. I followed this with the "quiche" - a square of puff pastry in a shallow bowl topped with a tofu and mushroom mixture. The meat-eating other half expressed satisfaction with their hummus, pitta and salad, and I got the joy of dessert (forest fruit "cheesecake"). There was also a selection of juices, teas and coffees, fair trade and organic. The food is just creative enough to be interesting, and was definitely satisfying. It was also very, very cheap. While I was there, the sole volunteer was a little distracted by her lively and destructive puppy, but she was washing her hands after contact with the dog. Afterwards, I went upstairs and bought a few cookzines from the bookshop.