It’s insanely beautiful in Amsterdam at the moment, where Autumn turns everything into a red and ocher yellow colour pallet. Walking around in the Dutch capital is more popular than ever and so are the take-way coffee spots.
When the weather is fine, it’s the perfect moment to discover the beautiful colourful parks in Amsterdam and canals full of history and great architecture. Currently, the healthiest and corona proof way to see your friends is to meet outdoors, grab a good cup of coffee along the way. Besides, walking and being out in nature will also help your body & mind staying healthy during a “partial lockdown” For the coffee-loving kids out there, hereby a list of our favourite coffee spots in Amsterdam that offer take-out.
Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee. – Stephanie Piro
COFFEE IN AMSTERDAM EAST
Rum Baba Bakery & Roastery, Pretoriusstraat 33h
While waiting for your coffee you watch these guys create the perfect blend and you see the bakers work their magic for creating sweets like banana bread, vegan pecan blueberry loaf and more. Not only their coffee cups but also their coffee beans are packed in a distinguished package! You also have the opportunity to buy the trendy Chemex Classic Slow and brew your own coffee at home.
Hartje Oost, Javastraat 23
In the middle of ‘de Javastraat’ you will find this cute little and beautiful concept store. The store has an excellent selection of clothes, jewellery, posts cards, hand crème, pots & pans, books and more. Take something from the menu like coffee, juice, sandwiches, cakes..whatever you fancy, all to-go!
Yusu, Andreas Bonnstraat 2
Since September two cool kids (Kick & Nicole) opened the doors of this clean and hip spot with Scandinavian details next to AMFI. Other than coffee they sell these cool YUSU X TNO t-shirts, delicious cakes and small Surinam snacks. A “Cup of excellence” coffee is what you can expect here. Equally important, they serve matcha coffee too! They know what they are doing here.
Dappermarkt 74 (same address)
There’s a new kid in town! This concept store (find the best concept stores in Amsterdam here) is a shopping mecca for Moroccan style lovers. The ladies brought some glamour from the Marrakech Medina to de Dappermarkt! Furthermore, the guys of Hot Kitchen own the back of the space from December on where they serve next to coffee and cakes, fresh soups and healthy wraps. Additionally, they also own Curry Up , so let’s hope we can taste their amazing curry’s here soon!
Olivier Green, Eerste Oosterparkstraat 7
This plant-based restaurant closed to ‘de Amstel’ serves delicious Açai and salad bowls, smoothies and sweets. Sunday is your lucky day when you can take out their Golden Curry. Your coffee is made with quality beans of Lot61! Don’t forget to get some homemade cookies before taking a walk along the Amstel.
Coffee is like a hug in a mug
COFFEE IN AMSTERDAM WEST
Uncommon, Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 63H
You would think that there are enough coffee spots in this area by now, but Uncommon found a beautiful space where they serve their remarkable coffees since June 2020. They originally planned to open in March, but unfortunately they had to close immediately for the first lockdown. With its clean style this small coffee place is a true treasure in Oud-West.
Koffie Academie, Overtoom 95
With beautiful art on the walls (which you can buy), decent coffees and cakes this place close to Vondel Park serves the perfect latte art. You can choose from Indian monsooned malabar beans, Ethiopia West guji beans and Guatemala Las Delicias-Palencia beans. Enough choices!
Monks Coffee Roasters, Bilderdijkstraat 46
This cute little café and roasters serves the hip & trendy Chemex & Aeropress filter coffee, cappuccino’s and beyond coffee like cake and sandwiches. Enjoy also their delicious coffee for at home. Order from their webshop and if you live in the Amsterdam area they will deliver free to your door.
Berry Amsterdam, Bilderdijkkade 27
When you are on your way to the Erasmus or Vondelpark you can pass by Berry for a nice cup of coffee in Amsterdam. Especially for these colder months they serve ‘Snert’ (Dutch Pea Soup) from @jorisbijdendijk & @brandtenlevie for €6,50 only!
Fuku Friedhats Coffee, Bos en Lommerweg 136
The place to be in Bo-Lo for a great cup of coffee is here! Get your coffee served by participant and winner of several prices of the ‘World Barista Championships’. The look & feel is different to any other coffee spot in Amsterdam.
Lot Sixty One Coffee Roasters, Kinkerstraat 112
Lot 61 is famous for their benches out in the sun and everyone drinking their coffee outside by the canal. Luckily you can still grab takeaways or coffee beans for at home! This nice place on the corner makes you want to stop for a coffee once you pass by. The coffee they roast has a very distinguished flavour, you love it or hate it. Either way, accompany your coffee with some freshly baked goods and enjoy the rest of your day. TIP: In de Vondelpark the Tennis Club now also serves coffee and is using lot 61 beans.
Coffee Room, Kinkerstraat 110
First of all, it’s a Walhalla for freelancers (when open) because there is plenty of space to work from. Not to mention their peanut butter Jam sandwich with banana. Or try coconut yogurt with mango chutney and a lot more good stuff here. Grab out their nice coffee too and you will be ready to go!
I like great (coffee) cups and I cannot lie
COFFEE IN CITY CENTRE
De Koffie salon, Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 82
With several coffee shops in Amsterdam and Rotterdam this one on de Spuistraat is special and partly owned by Danish designer Hay. So grab a coffee and stop by the neighbours for some nice designer furniture! But before you do, get first something from their own bakery.
Bocca Coffee Roasters, Kerkstraat 96H
Always wanted to be a barista? Follow a workshop, their coffee school @bocca.kerkstraat is still open! Also in the weekends. This coffee spot is unique and is well known for the perfect coffee in a cup. Their espresso bar is OPEN for take away, you can also buy a bag for HOME brewing!
Pluk, Reestraat 19 & Berenstraat 19
Take a long walk along the canals and take your nice customised by Pluk cup with great coffee with you. TIP: If you are a sucker for cake, Pluk has a new Red Velvet X-mas Cake in town! Oh, and don’t forget to check out their nice interior/lifestyle products.
Koffiespot, Elandsgracht 53
Get your fruity morning breakfast bowl, your daily dose of vitamins and your great coffee blend at this small place in the beating heart of Jordaan.
Back is Black, Weteringstraat 48 & Van Hallstraat 268
After the first lockdown they introduced the “Black Swap cup”. For only 5 euro you can buy a reusable sustainable cup and you will support the Circular coffee fund which invests in permaculture and reforestation at coffee farms. You can bring the swap cup with you every day and hand it in (dirty) to swap for a clean cup filled with your favourite coffee!
ENVIRONMENTAL TIP: Bring your own coffee cup/jar with you as much as you can. At most coffee places (like Starbucks and all train stations) you will get a discount plus it’s better for the environment of course.
COFFEE IN AMSTERDAM ZUID
Roots, Amstelveenseweg 164
When vegan food is so good, it makes you wonder why you ever ate meat. This store next to Vondelpark is all set up for take away. From plant-based breakfast and lunch treats to delicious juices, sweets and coffee. Made with a lot of love.
Coffee Concepts, Jacob Obrechtstraat 5
This treasure with unique art pieces is one of the prettiest spots in Zuid. With the Vondelpark as backyard offers freshly brewed caffeine.
There is more to SLA than salads and that is the coffee they serve. Plantbased or not, they have it all. This location is perfect as you can walk in, grab a take away coffee and continue your stroll in the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam.
But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all – David Lynch
COFFEE IN DE PIJP
What, No Oatly? This coffee spot in Amsterdam just introduced that they have changed to a new oat milk that compliments their unique coffee, @minorfigures. Totally organic, on a mission to reduce packaging waste and keep an excellent taste. Try it out! Get your coffee served in their pretty looking designed cups and get yourself a nice Cinnamon bun.
Rise Bakery, Albert Cuypstraat 208H
This newcomer has recently opened and is famous for their homebaked bread (seriously, try it) and their coffee. Given that the owners are from Italy, Brazil and South Africa, makes this place interesting. Different from most, they decided to start a new business during COVID and with success. Come by and taste!
Locals, Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 27-H
Your perfect coffee made by your local. They are making the perfect cup of coffee for you using Buscaglione beans roasted just outside of Rome.
COFEE IN WATERGRAAFSMEER
No need to travel to France, in this small delicacy shop in Watergraafsmeer you will find some good buttery croissants! Order some homemade cakes and classic sandwiches and of course their delicious coffee made by the owner himself, Philippe.
Enjoy your coffee y’all!