Bonjour Càphê Amsterdam

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Bonjour Càphê Amsterdam: the finest flavours of Vietnam can now be found in the Jordaan

26 April 2024

Next to the always equally popular Saint-Jean, there’s yet another fantastic hotspot, which won’t remain unnoticed on TikTok for long, we reckon. Bonjour Càphê Amsterdam has been impressive since December with all the unique offerings Vietnam has to offer: from rice wine to good coffee, bánh mì, and a good number of traditional classics with a twist.

Bonjour Càphê Amsterdam transports you momentarily to authentic Vietnam

A Vietnamese hotspot in the heart of the Jordaan that’s something we haven’t seen yet! Get acquainted with the unique flavours of Bonjour Càphê Amsterdam – which momentarily transport you to Vietnam. Owner Kevin Le derived the name from his childhood: he always called his grandma “My Bonjour”; thus, the establishment’s name was quickly found. Càphê means coffee, the beverage that forms the foundation of this coffee shop with Vietnamese fusion dishes. The owner is an enormous coffee enthusiast who became a true connoisseur. In his homeland, he learned everything about it, and once in Europe, he visited Scandinavia to learn about their coffee culture.

Owner Kevin wants to share his knowledge with others. It’s one of the reasons why he recently started organizing a different workshop every Wednesday. From Vietnamese cooking workshops to coffee ceremonies and intuitive cooking.

Menu Bonjour Càphê

Bonjour Càphê Amsterdam serves various lunch dishes, with the contemporary bánh mì being the most popular. On Instagram, you can see Kevin (who himself is in the kitchen) preparing a Vietnamese baguette with miso eggplant and pickled cucumber. Trust us; it will make you hungry instantly. Bonjour hosts their Brunch Club every Sunday, featuring a different weekly theme. Previous themes included Saigon Street Food Fiesta and the Lunar New Year Celebration. The menu remains a secret until 24 hours in advance.

From Wednesday to Saturday, Bonjour is open for dinner. Join one of the two shifts at 6:00 pm for early birds and at 8:30 pm for night owls. In the evening, Kevin serves dishes with a story, such as chua – a noodle soup – from his childhood, following his mother’s recipe. His signature soup is part of an extensive tasting menu of eight courses. The dishes are served ‘classroom style’ in the small venue, which only accommodates eight people. This creates an intimate atmosphere. Not only because of the nostalgic dishes but also because you can easily connect with other guests at Bonjour. It’s a unique night out where, besides good food and matching wines (rice wine and Czech wines), connection is key.

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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