You can find Bond en Smolders in the city center of Utrecht in the Netherlands. A bakery slash pastry shop with really delicious bread and cakes. The shop is located on the Lijnmarkt, close to the Dom tower. Other reviews on the blog are of Café Winkel 43, Hop & Stork, Starbucks Utrecht Centraal and Mr Sushi Express.
Bond en Smolders
The shop is located on the corner of Boterstraat and the Lijnmarkt. The shop has a small terrace on the Boterstraat side. Next to the pastry shop on the Lijnmarkt is Deli By Tim, part of Bond en Smolders.
We’ve passed by the store numerous times and occasionally sat down here. Inside there are several tables to sit down at.
We wanted to visit more often, but there can be a (long) waiting line outside.
What to Order
The window display with beautiful cakes and other pastries is very welcoming, drawing you inside. We’ve had homemade ice tea and mint tea here. Both delicious. We accompanied the drinks with small cakes; a chocolate croute and an Ivoire (white chocolate blueberry). Both really delicious. We’ve also ordered online and then took it home with us.
They prepare their own bread each day. The bread they make ranges from 6 granen brood (6 grains bread), brioche, campigrane bread and cheese croissants. The pastries are prepared fresh each day. They have a lot of different good looking pastries, such as tompouce, macarons, apple pie and carrot cake. They also have seasonal items such rhubarb cake.
They mostly sell sweet products, however they also have an assortment of savory products, such as quiche chicken/curry, cheese crackers and a ragout package. There are cookies for sale such as boterkoek, brownie and Dom tower cookies.
In the Deli next door you can order sandwiches and grilled cheese sandwiches. They have a brie sandwich, brisket sandwich, salmon sandwich, a Cuban sandwich and more.
You can eat in the tearoom or take it with you. Most of it you can also order online and then pick up at the shop the next day.
The store also makes bridal cakes, you can order them to your liking.
Bond en Smolders Has Such Delicious Pastries
You almost can’t pass this shop and not order something or at least drool in front of the window.