Discover the best and cutest cafes in Amsterdam you need to try during your trip to this beautiful city.
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Being lucky enough to call Amsterdam my home and having lived here for over a decade, I’ve gathered my share of cool café visits throughout the years. So I can definitely tell you a thing or two about which are the best cafés in Amsterdam, not only for the coffee but also for a great breakfast to go with it.
But first, let’s get one very common confusion out of the way: Amsterdam cafes (places where you can have a coffee) vs coffee shops. You see, in Amsterdam, a coffee shop is a place where people go to smoke things so we need to make that distinction right away. I have absolutely zero experience in that area, haha. 🙂
So let me show you now some of the best, cutest, and coolest cafes you absolutely need to try in Amsterdam.
Best Cafes in Amsterdam
The Hoxton (Center)
The Hoxton hotel is my all-time favorite and one of the coolest cafes in Amsterdam! You simply have to try it if you are visiting the city.
It is the coziest place for a relaxed cappuccino on a Sunday morning with a cute view of one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals. I love the comfy, vintage couches, the living room library decor, and generally the place’s vibe.
The location is great too – you will find The Hoxton on the famous Herengracht canal, just a few meters away from the Nine Streets, this incredibly picturesque area of Amsterdam or Dam Square.
Address: Herengracht 255 | Open: 7am-12pm
Toki is one of the most famous cafes in Amsterdam, known for its good quality coffee, chill, and unique vibes. It has a slight industrial feel to it and it’s laptop friendly. So if you’re looking for a cool, relaxed place to work (and have amazing coffee), this is it.
Make sure to try their banana bread, it’s incredible.
Address: Binnen Dommersstraat 15 | Open: 8am-5pm
Pluk Amsterdam (Nine Streets)
Located on the beautiful Nine Streets, Pluk is one of those cute Amsterdam coffee shops which you’ve definitely seen all over your Instagram feed.
It is the perfect spot for a delicious and healthy breakfast (that also looks amazing) or simply a latte in the spring morning sun.
Address: Reestraat 19 | Open: 9am-5pm
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Bocca cafe prides itself in being the first specialty coffee roaster in The Netherlands that arranges the full bean-to-cup process for its customers.
So if you’re looking for an elevated coffee experience in Amsterdam, make sure to give Bocca a try.
The cafe is very centrally located, close to Amsterdam’s Flower Market, so stop here for an espresso after your tulip shopping.
Address: Kerkstraat 96H | Open: 8am-6pm
Coffee & Coconuts (De Pijp)
Coffee & Coconuts is a true cafe and brunch staple in Amsterdam and a trendy place to spend a late weekend morning.
A super cozy, bright space, built in a former cinema, Coffee & Coconuts will delight you with great food and atmosphere.
It’s the perfect place to have brunch, work, have meetings, hang out with your friends, you name it.
This is also one of my personal favorite cafes in Amsterdam and I’m taking all my friends here when they come to visit.
Address: Ceintuurbaan 282 | Open: 7am -6pm
Benji’s (Oost, West)
Benji’s is a beautiful green oasis in the heart of Amsterdam, with a cool, urban feel to it.
Besides great coffee, they serve delicious, healthy food (all-day breakfast and cocktails) in a Bali-inspired place.
There are currently 3 Benji’s cafes in Amsterdam in Oost (East), West, and New West neighborhoods.
Address: Wibautstraat 196 | Open: 9am-4pm
Scandinavian Embassy (De Pijp)
A small, intimate cafe that prides itself on combining excellent coffee with healthy, eco-friendly Scandinavian cuisine. The perfect spot for a delicious coffee away from the tourist crowds of Amsterdam’s city center.
You can find the Scandinavian Embassy in the heart of De Pijp, opposite the Sarphatipark.
Address: Sarphatipark 34 | Open: 8am-5pm
Pulitzer Garden (Center)
If you are looking for an elegant cafe in a tranquil garden in the center of Amsterdam, then Pulitzer is definitely the place for you.
This stylish cafe belongs to the Pulitzer Hotel, located on one of Amsterdam’s most iconic sights – The Prinsengracht Canal.
Pamper yourself with delicious coffee served in a gorgeous, quiet setting, away from the crowds.
Address: Prinsengracht 323 | Open: 9am-10pm
Bar Botanique (Amsterdam Oost/East)
Another beautiful green oasis and a super cute cafe in Amsterdam is Bar Botanique, located slightly more east, in the Dapperbuurt neighborhood.
If you’re looking to have a coffee with the locals of Amsterdam then this is a great place. While tourists also visit Bar Botanique, the locals have a long history with this location, which used to be the “neighborhood’s living room” for over 25 years.
Address: Eerste van Swindenstraat 581 | Open: 8.30am-1am
De Wasserette (de Pijp)
De Wasserette is a cute, laid-back cafe located in the vibrant de Pijp area of Amsterdam, right next to the famous Albert Cuyp market.
It’s a great place to catch up with friends over coffee or some yummy homemade pastries and fresh juices, after a day of shopping in Amsterdam.
The Wasserette cafe is pretty tiny (as most cafes in Amsterdam are) but it has a nice outdoor setting, perfect for sipping that great coffee in the sun. (If you’re lucky enough to have sun during your trip to Amsterdam, that is. 😉 )
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Address: Eerste van der Helststraat 27 | Open: 7.30am-6pm
Back to Black (Center)
Back to Black is not just one of your regular cute Amsterdam cafes, it is a genuinely specialized coffee business with its own roastery, 2 coffee bars, a bakery, and a coffee training center.
Located opposite the Rijk’s Museum, in Amsterdam’s MOST BEAUTIFUL area (if you ask me), it is the perfect place to stop by and rest after a day of walking through the city.
Address: Weteringstraat 48 | Open: 8am-6pm
Best Cafes in Amsterdam
I hope you’ve enjoyed and got inspired by my cute Amsterdam cafes recommendations! If you’re planning to visit Amsterdam, I’m sure you’re going to have a great time in any of them.
You might also want to check out my guide to the best brunch places to try in Amsterdam as well as other useful travel tips: find them all HERE.