Lilith Rotterdam is a lunchroom that serves all day breakfast: fluffy pancakes, eggs Benedict, French toast and most importantly: a proper coffee.
Today I review another restaurant: Lilith Rotterdam! Spoiler alert: it’s a YES from me 😉
A little while ago, the boyfriend and I went to Rotterdam for a nice and relaxing night away. We had dinner, saw Jose Gonzalez (if you don’t already know him, go check it out: so relaxing!) and we booked a night in a hotel because I’d probably be too tired from travelling back and forth to really enjoy it otherwise.
And the next morning we enjoyed this huge Sunday breakfast – we are breakfast lovers! So yes, that was a weekend well spent. It’s nice to get to spend some quality time together 🙂
Anyway – onto the review!
When you’re looking for information about this all day breakfast bar, you’re going to have some trouble. They don’t have a website and their Facebook page doesn’t show a menu either: it’s kind of a mysterious place!
However, when you walk into Lilith Rotterdam, it’s usually packed. How is it possible that a place with so little information online is doing so well? I think we all know the answer to that: it’s us! We post photos on Instagram (check one of mine down below) and read about it in blogs. And then we want to go there. Or at least, I know we did 😉
Lilith Rotterdam has to be one of the tiniest restaurants I’ve ever seen. Nonetheless, it’s packed with tables and there’s a large, wooden ‘shared’ table in the middle. Also, there’s a big bed in the back of the restaurant: breakfast in bed please!
The walls are pitch black, as is their logo. This represents black coffee, smart eh? There’s a variety of interesting decorations: from cacti to old wall clocks and a vintage typewriter. The view from the kitchen is blocked by a shower curtain, which sometimes allows us a glimpse of what’s going on in there. We were impatiently waiting of course, and with every stack of pancakes we were hoping it was our order!
When you enter the door, there’s a little waiting area for when all the tables are full. We sat there for about 15 minutes, but I’d say worth it!
I’d say the staff is as quirky and hip as Lilith Rotterdam itself. We were served by a lady with shiny black pants and a golden tooth, and inside the kitchen we saw a dude with long hair and a cheeky grin. It suits the place though, and they were very friendly.
Even though it was packed, the staff wasn’t stressed or hurried at all. They did their jobs, managed to express friendliness and send us a wink every now and then 😉 And even though there was only one waitress and one guy preparing all the drinks, we still felt we got enough attention and care. I know I’d have looked a lot more stressed when I was working such an audience by myself! But the cheeky dude I mentioned from the kitchen also stepped in to serve orders every once in a while.
Okay, onto the part you’ve all been waiting for! The food is of course the most important part 😉 The menu was as interesting as the place itself: printed on tiny cards. They double as business cards, which I think is very clever. The people around us seemed to order more than 1 portion per person, so we happily joined in!
My order was, in my opinion, definitely the best one: fluffy pancakes with bacon. Hello! That’s how I’d like to start every Sunday morning! The boyfriend ordered eggs Benedict, and we had French toast with berries to share.
Even though you’ve probably guessed already: the food was delicious. Possibly the fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever had, and we had proper cappuccinos, too! Big big big plus.
Conclusion: yes, we’d recommend!
Have you ever been to Rotterdam, and if so: what place should we visit next? Hope to see you again soon!