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30 X breakfast in Amsterdam for a perfect start of your day

18 January 2024
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Are you looking for the best breakfast in Amsterdam? In this list you will find the best breakfast addresses in the city! Although I used to skip breakfast sometimes, I now enjoy baking oatmeal pancakes, making smoothies and spreading bread. They don’t say for nothing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In Amsterdam there are many great places where you can go for a good breakfast early in the morning. Whether you have breakfast with just a cup of coffee or a heavy meal. Your Little Black Book has listed the best breakfast hotspots in Amsterdam for you. Enjoy!

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30 x hotspots for the best breakfast in amsterdam

Chun Café

Perhaps it’s a good thing there’s always a long queue at Chun in the Nine Streets. Otherwise I would have breakfast here every day with the delicious brioche toasts! If you ask me, these are perhaps the tastiest sandwiches you can get in Amsterdam right now. So my advice is get here before 10am on weekends or go during the week (when it’s a little less busy). It is worth the wait. Favorites from the menu are the bulgogi and the shrimp toast. Take home made lemonade with it. They also have very good coffee.
Berenstraat 8, Amsterdam, Nine Streets –

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Bakkerij Loof

This is the place you want to have breakfast in at in Amsterdam West. At least if you like really good bread. Bakery Loof is a nice place where you can start the day. Whether you want to have breakfast alone with a magazine or newspaper or meet up with a friend. When the weather is nice, it is also wonderful to people watch from the terrace on the always lively Bilderdijkstraat. And did I mention they open at 8am? Bakkerij Loof is located in the same corner building as Café Binnenvisser where you can join us from the beginning of the evening.
Bilderdijkstraat 38, Amsterdam, West –

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Next on the NDSM wharf is the new addition to the team that is also behind PLLEK. You could see it a bit as the bigger slightly more mature, but still rebellious and uncategorizable brother. They are open seven days a week from 9.30 am, so you’ve also come to the right place for breakfast. NEXT also has a great bar for cocktails later in the day. I think this is one of the few places in Amsterdam where you want to go in the morning for breakfast and in the evening for a party!
NDSM-Kade 2, Amsterdam, North –

Le French Café

In the always lively and cozy Javastraat you can visit Le French Café all day long. A new style French bistro where the menu is full of the best from France and where you can imagine yourself in Paris in Amsterdam East. The interior is crazy cool! Another thing I really like about this new restaurant in Amsterdam is that there are several nice corners everywhere in the place. A communal table, small bistro tables where you can quietly read a newspaper, a cozy bar for endless drinks later in the day and of course a lovely terrace. For breakfast they have classic breakfast dishes on the menu, such as sweet French pastries, different eggs and sandwiches. And don’t forget to try the mini Madeleines with your coffee!
Javastraat 42, Amsterdam, East –

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Cafe Restaurant Metro

By far one of the nicest new restaurants in Amsterdam Noord. And the good news is that they have their own bakery and are therefore open early every day. They don’t have an extensive breakfast menu, but they do have a number of very tasty sweet options to go with a coffee. Good to know: from 12:00 they do lunch for dinner, this is an address you DEFINITELY want to go to.
Asterweg 22, Amsterdam, North-

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Arie is the new restaurant in Amsterdam from the same club behind Bar Bonnie. It is an ode to the Amsterdam pub. From 9:00 am you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee, lunch and dinner in the evening. Taste the traditional family recipes of the Goudvisch family, such as Zeeland mussels in wheat beer.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 24, Amsterdam, De Pijp –

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Flo Bagels

Go with the flow and discover Flo’s handmade bagels. The bagels are hand-rolled, made overnight, and cooked with malted barley. For the tastiest filled bagels you can now go to three different addresses in Amsterdam. From the center to the west! By far one of the best addresses for breakfast in Amsterdam.
Multiple locations in Amsterdam –

Bakkerij Wolf

It started as a bakery, nowadays you can also sit there to eat something. Morgan & Mees’ top baker, Paula, makes the most delicious sandwiches, pastries and croissants; to make your mouth water. The café is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Recently they also do dinner on some evenings, but keep an eye on the website for that. This spot is perfect for an early breakfast or a nice lunch in the Nine Streets.
Wolvenstraat 22, Amsterdam, Nine Streets –

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Oeuf Amsterdam

Do you like to eat an egg in the morning? Then you should definitely go for breakfast or brunch at Oeuf. Here you will find everything with egg. From a croque madam to a poached egg with salmon, an egg with salmon or just a tasty omelette.
Daniël Stalpertstraat 36, Amsterdam, De Pijp –

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Around the corner from Kwakersplein you will find the cozy Karavaan. An all-day hotspot where you not only come for your first cup of coffee, brunch, lunch or cozy drink with friends, but where you can also open your laptop to get some work done. They are open every day at 9:00 AM, so it’s great to meet up with friends early! And did I mention that they have a very nice terrace?
Kwakersplein 2, Amsterdam, West –

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Le Petit George

An all day hotspot that can be found in several places in the city. This is the place to be for breakfast, brunch or lunch. From Friday to Sunday they are already open at 10:00 am. Start your day well with fresh orange juice and fluffy American pancakes. When the weather is nice, they also have a nice terrace.
Willemsparkweg 232, Amsterdam, Old-South –

De Ysbreeker

On the Weesperzijde in Amsterdam-East you will find grand café de Ysbreeker. Not hip, but a spot where locals go back again and again. They are open every day at 08:00 so perfect for early risers. You can start the day well with a cup of coffee from the espresso bar, but you can also go here if you fancy a delicious brunch. From poached egg with salmon and hollandaise sauce to cruesli with coconut and yogurt, you can eat it all here. In the summer they have one of the best terraces in Amsterdam East. For lunch I like to come here for a steak tartare.
Weesperzijde 23, Amsterdam, East –

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De Wasserette

Let’s face it, De Wasserette is a bit of a household name in Amsterdam, isn’t it? You want to join this hotspot early in the morning. They open at 7:30 AM. Sit on the terrace with a hot cup of coffee and watch the early market visitors of the Albert Cuyp pass by.
Eerste van der Helststraat 27, Amsterdam, De Pijp –

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The Meets

Spots like The Meets are the best! Not only because it is a healthy hotspot – here you go for healthy delicious sugar-free and gluten-free dishes – but also because it looks great. Really a place that has it all. Have breakfast here with an Acai smoothie bowl, a granola bowl of porridge.
Sumatrastraat 28, Amsterdam, East –

MOAK Pancakes

MOAK Pancakes is Amsterdam’s newest addition. Here you can have breakfast with pancakes! At MOAK they serve organic pancakes with surprising combinations. Not the typical Dutch pancakes with syrup and bacon. But a pancake with avocado for example. Or with bacon, cheese and onion. YUM!
Multiple locations in Amsterdam –

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A delicious all day breakfast spot with an urban style with lots of steel, concrete and green touches. At this coffee spot they also have delicious breakfast and lunch dishes, such as a yogurt bowl with banana, strawberry and granola. So good!
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Perfect for a healthy breakfast or all day brunch. Here they make everything themselves, using as many local ingredients as possible. Top for juices, sourdough bread, egg dishes and tasty cakes. They now have several locations in Amsterdam, but I think the best one is Dignita Hoftuin!
Multiple locations in Amsterdam –

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For healthy, organic breakfasts you have to go to Vinnies! Start your day with oatmeal, yogurt with homemade granola or croissants. Combines well with Bocca coffee or organic tea. By far one of the nicest addresses for coffee, breakfast and lunch in the Rivierenbuurt. When the weather is nice they also have a terrace.
Scheldestraat 45, Amsterdam, South –

Scandinavian Embassy

At this Scandinavian spot in De Pijp you can enjoy very good coffee and tasty breakfasts. The menu includes healthy sandwiches with a Scandinavian touch. Especially as an egg lover you have come to the right place at Scandinavian Embassy. Tell them how you prefer to eat your egg in the morning, and you’ll get it exactly that way.
Sarphatipark 34, Amsterdam, De Pijp –


Whether you fancy a croissant, yogurt, toast or an egg? At Kessens they have it all! You can also order a breakfast menu served with juice and coffee. Something to celebrate? A bubble with your breakfast doesn’t surprise them here! In the warmer months they open the doors nicely and have a few tables on the small terrace.
Rozengracht 24, Amsterdam, City Centre –

De Laatste Kruimel

This cute hotspot is ideal for a romantic breakfast. Enjoy scones, fresh bread, or just breakfast with their home-baked cakes. And swap coffee or tea for homemade lemonade. At the Last Crumb you want to taste everything.
Lange brugsteeg 4, Amsterdam, City Centre –


Breakfast here with coffee or tea, juice, a croissant and a cheese sandwich. Or, do it Berry’s way and have a nice Bloody Berry! Cozy living room atmosphere here where you want to start your morning. In the summer you can have breakfast here on the terrace.
Bilderdijkkade 27, Amsterdam , West –

Bakers and Roasters

At this all-day breakfast and brunch hotspot you can choose from many different dishes with egg. But they also serve pancakes, french toast, burgers and home made pies; wonderful for the weekend! They have two locations, in De Pijp and Amsterdam Center.
Multiple locations, Amsterdam –


The best place for a hearty anti-hangover breakfast! This ommeletteria is all about the tastiest egg dishes. And the nice thing is: the delicious omelettes are not only available in the morning, but all day long!
Multiple locations Amsterdam –

CT Coffee & Coconuts

Where you can have breakfast really early in Amsterdam? At CT Coffee & Coconuts in De Pijp! Here you are welcome from 7 o’clock in the morning for overnight buckwheat porridge, various egg dishes, fresh juices and pancakes! In the summer they have a few tables on the terrace so you can have breakfast outside. Tip: they now also have a location on the Zuid-As.
Ceintuurbaan 282, Amsterdam, De Pijp –

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This breakfast place has locations in Amsterdam West and in the Jordaan. You can join us for breakfast, lunch or coffee! The menu includes various egg dishes, yogurt and granola, sandwiches, burgers and soups.
Multiple locations in Amsterdam –

Drovers Dog

They love breakfast here. Preferably all day long. Sweet, savory, spicy, chewy, gooey, crunchy, simple and elegant, as they say. Everything is possible, everything is allowed. And you can enjoy a typical Australian breakfast at no less than two locations in the city.
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This popular all-day breakfast and brunch spot now has two locations in the Negen Straatjes: both on the Reestraat and the Berenstraat. The first location was in the Reestraat and you’ve come to the right place for (detox) juice, a healthy breakfast and to shop the nicest gifts and must-haves. You order at the bar and find a seat.
Multiple locations in Amsterdam –

Staring at Jacob

Staring at Jacob is an American style brunch bar in Amsterdam Old-West. They are already open at 9:00 AM, so you’ve come to the right place for an early breakfast. From Eggs Benedict to just about any other quintessential brunch dish you can think of. And did I mention that you can also order cocktails with it?
Jacob van Lennepkade 215, Amsterdam, West –


Pllek remains one of the nicest places in Amsterdam Noord. Especially since they are open early every day. Great for all parents among us, because the spacious layout also makes it a great place to go with kids. Open from breakfast until late and the restaurant never ceases to surprise you. They are at the forefront of sustainability and it is therefore no surprise that vegans and vegetarians can also go here!
T.T. Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam, North –

At which of these breakfast hotspots in Amsterdam will you have breakfast with friends next? Have fun!

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
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
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
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
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 >>
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
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.
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.
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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