Old-fashioned candy store filled with Dutch treats
Ontbijtkoek (spicy breakfast ginger cake), gevulde speculaas (dark ginger cookies stuffed with almond paste), and boter staaf (butter cake stick stuffed with almond paste) are great choices here. In for a surprise? Enjoy these goodies with a scoop of tutti frutti ice cream! Another superb, sweet treat is Bolu marsipan (Mergpjip) (rolled sponge cake) topped off with a beautiful cinnamon scent or a ‘fusion’ ice cream sprinkled with Dutch hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles) and local palm sugar.
Dutch delicacies with a twist
Sumber Hidangan is a must-visit! This old-school bakery is affectionally called ‘Het Snoephuis’ (‘House of candy’) and stocks typical Dutch cakes, pastries, bread and sweets. The bakery uses original Dutch recipes from the 1920s, spicing up their treats with a hint of cinnamon, clove or nutmeg.
The café’s classic décor so typical for shops back in the day is in immaculate condition, complete with ceramic floor tiles and period furniture. Sure, it may be a little dusty inside, but it’s still the perfect place to travel back to the 1920s and get a sense of what the ‘Paris of Java’ was all about!