Traditional Dutch treats in a chic tearoom
A sweet tooth’s heaven
Enjoy a mean hot chocolate or a signature ice cream coupe. A local favourite is the rum raisin flavour: three generous scoops of ice cream with whipped cream served in a coconut. Authentic Dutch delicacies such as Tompoesjes (sponge sandwich layered with cream, order in advance!), Speculaas Almond (dark ginger cookies stuffed with almond paste) or ontbijkoek (spicy ginger breakfast cake) are great choices too.
Established in 1923 as ‘Maison Bogerijen’, this was the dining spot of choice for officials and the local elite, it even received a royal seal of approval from the Dutch Queen. The restaurant’s Art Deco building was very modern for its time: its oven directly tapped into the city’s main gas pipe! Unfortunately, the building’s original façade is no more.
Old menu – new name
Post-Indonesian Independence, the name of the restaurant was changed to ‘Braga Permai’ but its popular menu stayed the same. It is the authentic recipes that keeps locals coming back.
Nice to know
There is live music every Tuesday - Friday from 7pm-9:30 pm!