Discovering good breakfast places in Amsterdam has been one of my latest obsessions. However, finding a breakfast place that also has a compelling interior design is the cherry on top of my hunt. In my favourite shopping neighbourhood, Old South (oud zuid), there is Brooks Brasserie. The stylish restaurant is actually part of a small boutique hotel. Besides breakfast, you can also drop by for lunch, dinner, or just a cup of coffee.
The interior design of Brooks Brasserie is of the hands of Hip Studio. That name might ring a bell, because I also featured them in the article about the Salon Residence inspiration event. Hip Studio opted for an open space. They combined different wallpapers like Matthew Williamson in the brasserie, Nina Campbell on the stairs to the hotel and Osborne & Little. Also pay a visit to the restrooms where you’ll see wallpaper by Tricia Guild. While the wallpaper adds a feminine touch, the leather accent wall with deer head, the brown leather chairs, black marble bar, and Tom Dixon pendants are robust and masculine. In the back there is a small courtyard surrounded by greenery.
Brooks Brasserie – Beethovenstraat 43
Open daily from 9 a.m. till 10 p.m.