My friends in Amsterdam knew how much I loved trying new cafés. When I was in Toronto with Paro, I did a Barista Training and we used to talk about it and about Amsterdam cafés.
That is why, the last morning we had in this beautiful city, they took me to a café called Bocca.
When you look at it from the outside, all you see is a big empty shop with on one side a coffee machine and on the other side a shell with objects on it and if you look closer, at the bottom you can see few seats.
If you don’t enter or you don’t know it is a Café, you would not have guessed. And that what makes it magical. At first, without anybody telling me anything, I thought it was a barista training center. A lot of coffee machines everywhere, a lot of space to move around (no table or no obstacle are in the middle. Everything is put on the sides), and an atmosphere I recognized from my Toronto training.
The place is quiet but charming. I could see myself work here (either as a client or a barista). Everything is so cute: from the tea pots, to the coffee bowls to the deco.
Coffee there is good and imported from several places owned by the owners of the place. Most of it is from Ethiopia if I remember correctly.
Going there remembered me why I love cafés so much and why I did a training in Toronto. I miss those places I can’t find in my home town.
Address: Kerkstraat 96HS, 1017 GP, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price for a latte: 2.5€