25X BEST COFFEE SPOTS IN AMSTERDAM
Are you you in for a good cup of coffee? The coffee culture in Amsterdam is incredible, there’s a coffee shop on nearly every corner. Therefore we’ve put together the ultimate coffee guide with our favourites. These cosy Amsterdam coffee spots have beautiful interior, the best roasts and sweets.
Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee. – Stephanie Piro
Coffee isn’t just a drink. It’s a way of life! Coffee bars are perfect to work from, meet up with friends, or just to relax and feel at home. These 24 coffee bars —handpicked by us— you should definitely check out.
COFFEE IN AMSTERDAM EAST
Rum Baba Bakery & Roastery, Pretoriusstraat 15
While waiting you watch these coffee creators make the perfect blend for you. Known for their slick silky foam, so a must try are their cappuccino’s. How about enjoying a delicious sweet 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.
Harvey Amsterdam, Galileïplantsoen 94
If you are into interior and design you will have to check out this beautiful coffee bar and pastry shop in East done by Susanne van Helden.
Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with Roa m*lk inside or outside. Yes, you will find our new favorite oat milk here. They bake everything freshly every morning, so treat yourself to something sweet with social flavours.
In the cosy neighbourhood Watergraafsmeer in Amsterdam East sits bakery and cafe Mas. There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked sourdough bread in the morning. At Mas they are specialized in biological sourdough bread and very tasteful cinnamon rolls. You can enjoy a great coffee in or outside. Very child friendly!
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, everything here is homemade and delicious. When you are a coffee, a mini Tony Chocolonely comes with it!
Yusu, Andreas Bonnstraat 2
Since September 2020 two cool kids (Kick & Nicole, friends from high school) opened the doors of this very beautiful spot with Scandinavian details. Yusu is not only about coffee. Yusu gives a platform to artists and creative organisations via various type of collaborations. A “Cup of excellence” coffee is what you can expect here, and a lot of delicious cakes and other amazing sweets. Like their homemade madeleines, dipped in matcha and white chocolate.
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. With its clean style this small coffee place is a true treasure in Oud-West. We are in love with their interior design, their matcha and healthy bowls. Everything is organic and sustainably grown.
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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. Besides their coffees, they also have some pastries for the sweet lovers.
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 it for free to your door.
Berry Amsterdam, Bilderdijkkade 27
When you are on your way to the Erasmus park or Vondelpark you can pass by Berry for a nice cup of coffee. Especially for the 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 also 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.
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
BEST COFFEE IN CITY CENTRE
Koffieschenkerij, Oudekerksplein 27
This is by far one of the cutest coffee spots in the city center! Job and Anne, the owners, transformed this old sacristy into a cafe. You can enjoy a good cup of coffee and freshly baked cake in their beautiful garden. No reservation needed, just grab a table and order inside.
De Koffie ecsalon, Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 82
With several coffee shops in Amsterdam and Rotterdam this one on de Spuistraat is 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.
Enjoy your coffee y’all!