Martin’s Social Club, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Feeling a little slow on Saturday morning after one too many beers on Friday evening I emerged from my hotel mid morning looking to have brunch at Martin’s Social Club a block from the hotel.

Walking in I was surprised that there was only one other table occupied, but that gave me my pick of the tables.

My original plan was to grab some sweet pancakes but when I saw the savory option of 5 pancakes with bacon and maple syrup I knew what I would be ordering.

Soon I had a large stack of pancakes in front of me and I was wondering how I was going to finish this off.

For my morning heart starter I ordered a macchiato latte.

There’s something that makes mixing the saltiness of the bacon with the sweetness of the maple syrup. I hope whoever invented this combination got a knighthood!

The pancakes were delicious, coffee good and the service very good.

PS for the record I couldn’t finish the pancakes calling it quits after 4.