Picknick! This is a lovely, homely place to start your day, with an acai bowl, or – for the bigger appetite – a tasty croque monsieur or curry sandwich. I also like institutes; places that have been around for a long time, and for good reason! On the Witte de With, it’s Bazar, one of the oldest, truly Rotterdam places, because just about all nationalities work there. La Pizza in the Scheepsvaartkwartier is my second no-brainer, where I would order my last meal; what a pizza! The simplistic interior means you can enjoy the products even more. Last but not least, Chinese-Cantonese restaurant Tai Wu on the Westersingel. You can sit at the round table with a group and, of course, enjoy a delicious meal!