Bread & Delicious is a cafe serving all things Dutch and delicious in the most southerly city in the Netherlands, Maastricht. Situated to the North of the city, not far from the train station and in the Wyck-Céramique district, this bakery and patisserie offer shop offers a selection of savoury and sweet dishes to cater for every taste.
Bread & Delicious Address | Stationsstraat 23, 6221 BN Maastricht
Bread and Delicious: A beautiful bakery in the heart of Maastricht
Wooden tables can be found side by side within a brightly lit interior. While the decor is French-inspired, the vibe is friendly and warm: two absolute musts when it comes to a coffee shop! WiFi is free and speedy, and a sign on our table informs us that if we use the store’s hashtag on social media, then we’ll get a free coffee/ tea with a cake purchase the next time we’re in the store.
It’s little touches like this which always make me consider returning to a place. That, and the quality of the food and coffee on offer, of course! Once seated, it’s possible to see the full range of products in the bakery. Glass counters are filled with all manner of pastries, sandwiches, and patisserie items.
Behind, row upon row of freshly baked bread grace the wooden shelves (sourdough is a particular speciality). The boulangerie first opened its doors in the Summer of 2009 by two friends, Kevin van Benthem (a baker) and Robert Uphoff (a pastry chef), and everything has been handmade ever since.
Savoury dishes & Pastries at Bread & Delicious
During our time at Bread & Delicious, we sampled several of the sandwiches on offer, as well as the quiche (the pastry of the quiche was much lighter than what you would usually find back home in England) and I highly recommend sampling some for yourself!
For those who are looking for something a little extra, it’s possible to order a high tea (cakes, teas, small sandwiches, the full works!) Truth be told, the best part about Bread and Delicious is the sheer number of sweets on offer. All the sweets were reasonably priced and it’s also here where you’ll find the best macarons in Maastricht available in nine different flavours.
Vlaai: A traditional Dutch speciality
The most famous food to come from Maastricht is Vlaai. This pie which is created from pastry and filling is a regional speciality of the tri-country area and ranks among some of Bread & Delicious’ best-selling products. Originally originating in Germany, the Dutch version was created in the town of Weert and this foodstuff is now a must-sample while you’re in Maastricht!
Nearby Attractions to Bread and Delicious
Bookstore Dominicanen: The beautifully appointed former Dominican church is now one of the most beautiful bookshops in the Netherlands. All high vaulted ceilings housing row upon row of books, be sure to arrive earlier in the day as the place can get pretty busy pretty quickly!
Red Tower of Sint Janskerk: One of the more unusual features of the Maastricht skyline is the red church tower of Sint-Janskerk. And, for just €2.50 it’s possible to climb the 281 spiralling steps of the narrow tower and ascend onto the red roof. Reach the top, and you’ll be rewarded with one of the very best views in Maastricht.
We visited Bread and Delicious thanks to Maastricht Marketing. However, all opinions, words, and photos remain my own.