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21 Best lunch spots in Amsterdam

By Mathilde Simon
August 03, 2020

Are you in Amsterdam and looking for a place to have a nice lunch? That search can be quite difficult, because the city has so many nice hotspots. Where to start?

We’re here to help! Below we have listed the best lunch places in Amsterdam for you, which will definitely include something that suits your needs!

 

1. Mappa

At Mappa they serve Italian, but in their own way. Expect fresh dishes made with Italian passion!

It is a nice restaurant for lunch. For example, go for the vegan soup of the day, warm goat cheese with walnut pesto or the buffalo mozzarella salad. Everything is simple, but really full of flavour!

Address

Nes 59, 1012 KD Amsterdam

 

2. Bakers & Roasters

Bakers & Roasters is a New Zealand style cafe with a Brazilian twist. Here you can enjoy delicious brunch dishes, fresh fruit salads and pastries. From a roasted vegetable and pearl barley salad to a ‘Kimchi Melt Sandwich’, there is something for everyone!

Bakers & Roasters collaborates where possible with ethically grown, free range, sustainable, organic, seasonal and local suppliers. Their dishes are certainly not the cheapest, but this is something the owners of Bakers & Roasters are proud of. It just costs more to make choices that are good for the planet, animal welfare and our health.

Address

Kadijksplein 16, 1018 AC Amsterdam
First Jacob van Campenstraat 54, 1072 BH Amsterdam (de Pijp)

 

3. Ree7

Ree7 is een lunchroom in de negen straatjes van Amsterdam. Het is een fijne plek voor ontbijt en lunch, met gerechten zoals broodjes, salades en soepjes. Daarnaast verkopen ze ook heerlijke huisgemaakte appeltaart, lekker!

Ree7 is a lunchroom in the ‘9 straatjes’ of Amsterdam. It is a nice place for breakfast and lunch, with dishes such as sandwiches, salads and soups. In addition, they also sell delicious homemade apple pie, tasty!

Address

Reestraat 7, 1016 DM Amsterdam

 

4. Sous Bar Bistro

Another great place for lunch in the ‘9 straatjes’ is Sous Bar Bistro! Sous is the place to go for lunch, but where you also want to hang around for drinks and dinner. They also serve cocktails with bar snacks here!

But, back to lunch. Think of tasty sandwiches and salads, but also pasta, pizza and puccia. This is a thin pizza dough sandwich that has been proofed for 48 hours. Really recommended!

Address

Wolvenstraat 16, 1016 EP Amsterdam

 

5. Pressroom

Pressroom is located in the former office of the newspaper “De Tijd”. Now it is a restaurant where you can relax and enjoy modern classics with pure and simple flavors, but special combinations.

From (vegan) burgers and a brie sandwich to a classic Caesar salad and ‘portobello garden salad’ – there are a lot of fine dishes on the lunch menu!

Address

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67, 1012 RE Amsterdam

 

6. Little Collins

There are two locations of Little Collins: one in the Pijp and the other in Amsterdam Oud-West.

Little Collins finds its inspiration in the food and wine culture of Melbourne’s very own Little Collins Street. On their menu you will find classic dishes and high-quality ingredients from all over the world.

If you’re looking for a fantastic brunch spot, Little Collins is the place for you. French toast, chickpea pancakes, poached eggs… And if you want you can combine it with an alcoholic snack.

Address

Eerste Sweelinckstraat 19F, 1073 CL Amsterdam
Bilderdijkstraat 140, 1053 LA Amsterdam

 

7. Dignita

Dignita is een fijne hotspot voor ontbijt, brunch en lunch. Op het menu staan veel heerlijke gerechten met unieke ingrediënten, zoals de witte chocolade, rabarber & rozen American Pancakes stack.

Dignita is a great hotspot for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The menu offers many delicious dishes with unique ingredients, such as the white chocolate, rhubarb & rose American Pancakes stack. Yum!

There are three locations of Dignita in Amsterdam, one in Amsterdam South near the Vondelpark, one in the Hoftuin, an oasis in the center of Amsterdam and one in the Westerpark.

Address

Koninginneweg 218h, 1075 EL Amsterdam
Nieuwe Herengracht 18a, 1018 DP Amsterdam
Spaarndammerstraat 55h, 1013 TA Amsterdam

 

8. Café Cook

Café Cook can be found in de Baarsjes. During the day you can go here for breakfast and lunch. They sell all kinds of tasty (sourdough) sandwiches and soups. For example, try the Burrata with tomato coulis, wild spinach, artichoke and hazelnut pesto!

Address

James Cookstraat 2, 1056 RZ Amsterdam

 

9. Gent aan de Schinkel

Gent aan de Schinkel is een gezellig café waar je al om 10 uur kunt aanschuiven. Een vers ontbijtje, gezellige lunch of overheerlijk diner - je kunt er heel de dag terecht.

Gent on the Schinkel is a cozy café where you’re welcome from 10 a.m. A fresh breakfast, cozy lunch or delicious dinner – it’s all possible.

Address

Theophile de Bockstraat 1, 1058 TV Amsterdam

 

10. Brooks

Kleine wereldse gerechten gemaakt met seizoensgebonden ingrediënten om samen te delen. Dat is wat je bij brasserie Brooks in Amsterdam kunt verwachten.

Small worldly dishes made with seasonal ingredients to share. That is what you can expect at brasserie Brooks in Amsterdam. Count on about two to three dishes per person, so there is still room for dessert!

Think of a tasty potato flatbread or eggplant carpaccio with homemade brioche. Also nice: every Friday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM there’s a DJ playing to ring in the weekend!

Address

Beethovenstraat 43, 1077 HN Amsterdam

 

11. Latei

Latei is an authentic rock & roll lunchroom slash café with a 1960s vibe. The vintage interior alone is worth a visit (and you can also score vintage items there). Besides fresh juices, coffee and cake you can of course also have a nice lunch here. Slices of bread, soups and eggs!

Address

Zeedijk 143, 1012 AW Amsterdam

 

12. Blue Amsterdam

Als je een mooi uitzicht van Amsterdam wilt, dan is Blue Amsterdam zeker de moeite waard. Deze prachtige zaak bevindt zich in Winkelcentrum Kalverpassage in een glazen toren. Daardoor heb je een panoramisch uitzicht en kun je veel bezienswaardigheden in Amsterdam van bovenaf bewonderen.

If you want a nice view of Amsterdam, Blue Amsterdam is definitely worth it. This beautiful shop is located in the Kalverpassage shopping center in a glass tower. This gives you a panoramic view and you can admire many sights in Amsterdam from above.

Blue Amsterdam is ideal for (all day) brunch, lunch, sweets or snacks. For example, try the tasty shakshuka or choose one of the burgers with fresh fries!

Address

Winkelcentrum Kalverpassage, Singel 457, 1012 WP Amsterdam

 

13. The Avocado Show

Een van de meest populaire restaurants in Amsterdam is waarschijnlijk the Avocado Show. Ondanks dat de meeste mensen wel bekend zijn met deze hotspot, is het toch wel echt nog steeds een uniek concept.

One of the most popular restaurants in Amsterdam is probably the Avocado Show. Although most people are familiar with this hotspot, it is still a unique concept.

Every dish at the Avocado Show has the avocado as the main player. From pancakes with avocados as a topping to eggs served in half avocados. Definitely worth a visit if you love avocados and want to experience a unique dining experience.

Address

Willemsparkweg 152-H, 1071 HS Amsterdam (To go location)
Daniël Stalpertstraat 61 HS, 1072 XB Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 449, 1017 DK Amsterdam

 

14. Gartine

Gartine is the perfect place to completely relax during a delicious breakfast, lunch, high tea or tasty coffee. All their products come directly from their own vegetable garden.

In addition to your delicious cappuccino or caffé latte, definitely also order a cake, cupcake or bonbons. There is a really great selection of sweet treats!

Address

Taksteeg 7, 1012 PB Amsterdam

 

15. Vinnies

Vinnies is an Amsterdam hotspot with a homely atmosphere. The menu includes coffee, all day breakfast and lunch. But also beer, wine and cocktails!

Address

Scheldestraat 45BG
Haarlemmerstraat 46 HS

 

16. Kessens

You can go to Kessens for a simple or extensive lunch. The owners have traveled extensively and found inspiration in their favourite cities.

For example, their dishes have many Swedish influences. For example the ‘Gravad Lax’: Swedish salmon traditionally prepared with aquavit, sea salt, dill and gravad lax dressing.

Address

Rozengracht 24, 1016 NC Amsterdam

 

17. Bar Brandstof

Tasty sandwiches and salads for lunch? Then you should definitely take a look at the menu of Bar Brandstof. In addition, they also sell delicious snacks, such as nachos and bitterballen, and sweet treats such as white chocolate cheesecake. Maybe hang out in the bar after you have had your lunch?

Address

Marnixstraat 341, 1016 TD Amsterdam

 

18. SLA

Do you fancy a healthy lunch? At SLA you get the delicious combinations of ingredients topped with the tastiest dressings. Create your own salad or choose something from the menu. There’s really no place with such an extensive salad!

Address

Ceintuurbaan 149, 1072 GB Amsterdam
Claude Debussylaan 35, 1082 MC Amsterdam
Utrechtsestraat 10HS, 1017 VN Amsterdam
Middenweg 5B, 1096 AD Amsterdam
Haarlemmerdijk 50H, 1013 JE Amsterdam
Amstelveenseweg 124, 1075 XL Amsterdam

 

19. De Bakkerswinkel

Besides the Bakkerswinkel being ideal for a high tea in Amsterdam, you can also enjoy a delicious breakfast here. From croissants and scones to toasts and quiches. There is something for everyone on the menu!

Address
Warmoestraat 69, 1012 HX Amsterdam
Regulateurshuis 1, Polonceaukade 1, 1014 DA Amsterdam
Roelof Hartstraat 68, 1071 VM Amsterdam

 

20. Pluk

Bij Pluk kun je elke dag van de week terecht voor een heerlijk ontbijtje of lunch. Het is de perfecte plek om een shopdagje in Amsterdam te starten. Pluk is namelijk gevestigd in twee van de leukste straatjes van Amsterdam.

Pluk offers a delicious breakfast or lunch every day of the week. It is the perfect place to have a break during a shopping day in Amsterdam. Pluk is located in two of the nicest streets in Amsterdam.

On the menu you can find everything: pancakes, sandwiches, sweet treats, matcha lattes and healthy juices. A cozy place where you can shop in addition to good food!

Address

Reestraat 19, 1016 DM Amsterdam
Berenstraat 19, 1016 GG Amsterdam

 

21. Omelegg

Delicious eggs by “eggsperts”! At Omelegg, making an omelet is their specialty. They do this with fresh ingredients and a lot of love.

On the menu you can find the omelet in all shapes and sizes. From a classic omelet to the ‘Banana Peanutbutter’ and ‘Funkie Chicken’. In addition, they also have a delicious shakshuka on the menu.

It really is the ideal breakfast and brunch spot, but also perfect for lunch.

Address

Ferdinand Bolstraat 143, 1072 LH Amsterdam
Nieuwebrugsteeg 24, 1012 AH Amsterdam

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