On Thursday night, Amsterdam was HOT. It was one of those sticky-humid nights where you dread the thought of turning on the oven, and end up eating cold cereal for dinner instead. As much as I love a big bowl of Frosites, B had a better idea. He initiated an impromptu date night, keen on cool white wine and a shaded patio. Enter Caffe Milo, B’s brilliant Thursday date night idea.
Tucked away on the south-east edge of Oosterpark, Caffe Milo is a balmy oasis from the hot city heat. They have a large, breezy outdoor patio, and live music every Thursday night. Hello new favorite Amsterdam spot!We opted for a small table on the edge of the patio, perfect for people watching and listening to some cool acoustic tunes.
We were brought back to our Cannes trip over some fragrant, chilled white wine. And then got down to dinner! The menu at Caffe Milo is Mediterranean inspired, with everything from focaccia to pannacotta. We ordered the antipasti for two, set on having a lazy, delicious dinner.
The inside of Caffe Milo is also quite groovy, and although the patio is probably the biggest draw in the warm summer months, we would definitely come back in the autumn or winter to sip a cocktail or cozy up in one of their big cinnamon colored booths. We also noticed that Wednesday night is cocktail night with buy one, get one free deals. Girls night anyone?^ ^ B is a far more artistic photographer than me!When our antipasti arrived, we were greeted with three tiers of high-stacked goodness . . . . . . . meats, bread, tapenade, anchovies, olives, calamari, and tons of other Mediterranean delights. Delizioso!For our main, we plumped for the special – artichoke ravioli.
I could eat buckets – it was heavenly!As the sun started to dip and the air began to cool, we lingered over the last of our wine, contemplating dessert. We asked if they had any sweet, chocolate treats, and boy, did they deliver!Gooey molten chocolate cake, sweet ice cream, red berries and a dusting of pistachio – a sweet end to a lovely meal. As we were leaving, the folks next to us were served some deliciously colorful cocktails. When we asked what they were (for Wednesday buy one get one free cocktails perhaps ;)), we were told they were a unique Caffe Milo creation. The ‘strawgasme’ is a yummy-sweet cocktail in celebration of Amsterdam’s Gay Pride week. Caffe Milo, along with many other Amsterdammers, are decked out and ready for Gay Pride – an awesome pride week of street festivals, parties, and a colorful canal parade. . . . which I may tell you all about later ;)
Even though I’ve lived in Amsterdam for a few years now, I’m still finding new restaurant gems, like Caffe Milo. It was a great, unexpected date night out with my favorite. . . . and biking home, through Oosterpark and across the Amstel was a great way to wrap up the evening! v v If you’re interested in a yummy meal, drink, or listening to some chill tunes at Caffe Milo, you can check out their website here. There’s an English version (yay), where you can book a table, check out their menu, or find updates on their music lineup. It seems like they have something fun on most nights of the week, so you’re definitely in for a treat! x