best coffee bars amsterdam


81 X the best coffee bars in Amsterdam per neighbourhood – the 2024 hit list

8 March 2024

Are you also a coffee lover and crazy about all those lovely coffee bars in Amsterdam? I can’t imagine life without good coffee. Really… if I haven’t had my cup before 9 in the morning, I turn into some kind of grumpy cat. So, in every neighbourhood of Amsterdam, I now know the best spots for a good cup of coffee.

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These are the best coffee bars in Amsterdam!

In this blog, I’ve gathered my favourite coffee hotspots in Amsterdam, so you can try them all too. And please let me know if there’s a cool hotspot missing! I’m always up for discovering new places.

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Yusu: A beautiful and modern coffee spot in Amsterdam East where they serve fantastic coffee.
Andreas Bonnstraat 2, Amsterdam –

House of Watt: Not just a nice coffee spot, but also a great place for freelancers to work.
James Wattstraat 73, Amsterdam –

The Cottage: Coffee and scones, cakes, eggs, and pies. Everything here is delicious!
Linnaeusstraat 88, Amsterdam –

Benji’s: Coffee and urban jungle vibes on Wibautstraat.
Meerdere locaties in Amsterdam –

Bluey’s: You’ll find this relatively new and colourful coffee spot (also for all-day brunch) on Zeeburgereiland.
Eef Kamerbeekstraat 182, Amsterdam –

Coffee Bru: Cosy coffee bar on Beukenplein with speciality coffee, cakes, and lunch.
Beukenplein 14 & Van Woustraat 113, Amsterdam – Instagram pagina

Hartje Oost: Shopping, coffee, and delicious food!
Javastraat 23, Amsterdam –

Rum Baba: Coffee and homemade cakes!
Elandsgracht 134, Amsterdam –

Bar Bukowski: One of my go-to spots for coffee to go in Amsterdam East when I’m taking a walk in the park. Also, a nice terrace in good weather.
Oosterpark 10, Amsterdam –

4850: For the tastiest cinnamon buns in East, and maybe even the whole city. Get coffee, take a stroll in the park, and grab a bun to complete your day.
Camperstraat 48-50, Amsterdam –

Bam Boa: Enjoying coffee while watching people cycling or walking along the Amstel.
Weesperzijde 135, Amsterdam –

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© Yusu


Cafe Baskets Shop and enjoy the best coffee at the same time. Who wouldn’t want that? Cafe Baskets is now open near the store in De Pijp.
Eerste van der Helststraat 15, Amsterdam –

CT Coffee & Coconuts: Good coffee with homemade cake.
Ceintuurbaan 282, Amsterdam –

Scandinavian Embassy: One of the best coffee spots in the city!
Sarphatipark 34, Amsterdam –

Bakers & Roasters:  For coffee and pies.
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54 & Kadijksplein 16, Amsterdam –

De Wasserette: A classic spot for coffee after a stroll around the Albert Cuypmarkt.
Eerste van der Helststraat 27, Amsterdam –

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© Cafe Baskets


DIKK Amsterdam: In a large warehouse in Amsterdam North, Dikk Amsterdam opened its doors. A cosy café with a high Barbie factor: the decor is mostly pink. On the menu, you’ll find sandwiches, cakes, toasties, and good coffee!
Tt. Vasumweg 31, Amsterdam – Instagram pagina

The Coffee Virus: Good coffee on the other side of the IJ.
Overhoeksplein 2, Amsterdam –

Pompet: I would say this is one of my favourite gems in North. From the lovely terrace in the park, you can keep an eye on your little ones in the sandbox.
Floraparkweg, Amsterdam –

IJver:: Looking at street art at the NDSM Wharf? Then IJver is the place to grab a coffee. Plus, they have many other tasty items!
Scheepsbouwkade 72, Amsterdam –

White Label Coffee bij Spaanders: The best coffee on this side of Amsterdam North.
Zonneplein 4, Amsterdam –

Cafe Restaurant Metro: One of the nicest new restaurants in Amsterdam North. And the good news is that they have their own bakery and therefore open early every day. They don’t have a big breakfast menu, but they do offer some very tasty sweet options for with your coffee. Good to know: from 12:00 they serve lunch and this is definitely a place you want to visit for dinner.
Asterweg 22, Amsterdam, Noord –

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Cafe Restaurant Metro © Your Little Black Book


Cafecito: At this espresso bar, you can get the tastiest matcha lattes, espressos, and coffee beans to take home.
Beethovenstraat 19 & Van Baerlestraat 83 & Nassaukade 330, Amsterdam –

Lavinia Good Food: At this hotspot on Amstelveenseweg, you can enjoy coffee and lunch.
Kerkstraat 176, 1017 GT Amsterdam –

Caffènation: A hit from Antwerp now also established in our city and an essential part of South.
Warmondstraat 120, Amsterdam 

Vinnies:: For delicious sandwiches and good coffee on Scheldestraat.
Scheldestraat 45BG, Amsterdam –

Ox and Bucks: For good coffee on the Zuidas.
Strawinskylaan 11, Amsterdam –

Mokafe: At the edge of Rivierenbuurt, you’ll find the delightful coffee shop Mokafe, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and speciality coffee. Additionally, it’s the right place for fresh sourdough bread and homemade pastries.
Trompenburgstraat 103, Amsterdam – Instagram Pagina

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© Your Little Black Book


SKINA: Near Bellamyplein, there are plenty of good coffee spots, and Skina takes it up a notch. The whole concept is spot on: from interior to ambiance to their coffee menu. Add to that the evident passion for coffee from the staff.
Bilderdijkstraat 113, Amsterdam – Instagram pagina

Zizou: On the bridge near Admiraal de Ruijterweg, you’ll find the delightful coffee shop Zizou. The perfect place to pause and admire the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.
Admiraal de Ruijterweg 4, Amsterdam – Instagram Pagina

Ikaria: In the heart of Bilderdijkpark, you can find Ikaria Park. A Greek hotspot that also serves coffee. Want a Greek coffee to go? Then cycle a bit further to the coffee kiosk on Bilderdijkstraat to grab a cup.
Bilderdijkpark 1A & Bilderdijkstraat 108K, Amsterdam –

Friedhats Coffee Enjoy a nice cup of coffee with locally roasted coffee beans.
Bos en Lommerweg 136, Amsterdam –

Bakkerij Loof: Where Café Binnenvisser resides in the evenings, you can get a good coffee and tasty pastries from their own bakery at Bakkerij Loof starting from 8:00 am.
Bilderdijkstraat 38, Amsterdam –

Schuurmanoomkensgrassotti: Perhaps we should make a bet on who can pronounce this name correctly.
Overtoom 558, Amsterdam –

Monks Coffee Roasters: A nice coffee spot with a coffee counter, cosy corners, and a reading table.
Bilderdijkstraat 46H, Amsterdam –

Uncommon: A minimalist coffee bar from the team behind the sustainable Common Greens Coffee. It’s evident they know their coffee. The interior is sleek with attention to detail. Open from 8:00 am on weekdays, perfect for early birds.
Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 63H, Amsterdam –

BARTACK: On Postjesweg, enjoy your coffee on the terrace in the sun during summer.
Postjesweg 124, Amsterdam –

Coffee Room:: A great place to work or simply enjoy a cup of coffee.
Kinkerstraat 110, Amsterdam –

Back to Black: A cosy coffee bar with excellent black coffee and apple pie.
Meerdere locaties in Amsterdam –

Selma’s: For coffee and Scandinavian treats.
Jan van Galenstraat 70h, Amsterdam –

Coffee and Juices: For a good cup of coffee, a healthy juice, or a tasty healthy snack.
Jan van Galenstraat 109, Amsterdam –

Koffie ende Koeck: A vegan hotspot for coffee and the best cinnamon rolls!
Haarlemmerweg 175, Amsterdam –

Trakteren: Espresso bar on Jan Pieter Heijestraat.
Jan Pieter Heijestraat 119-Ah, Amsterdam – Instagram Pagina

Koffie Academie: Coffee from their own roasted beans.
Overtoom 95, Amsterdam –

Terrasmus: In Erasmuspark, get your coffee to go during a stroll or enjoy it on the terrace at this lovely spot amidst greenery.
Erasmuspark 1, Amsterdam –

White Label Coffee: For your coffee fix in De Baarsjes.
Jan Evertsenstraat 136, Amsterdam –

Espressofabriek: Enjoy a walk in Westerpark and indulge in coffee.
Pazzanistraat 39, Amsterdam –

Berry: A lovely coffee bar with a ‘no wifi’ policy.
Bilderdijkkade 27, Amsterdam –

Piccolo Amsterdam: For excellent Italian coffee and other tasty treats.
Tollensstraat 53a, Amsterdam –

Bosco Coffee, cake, or sandwiches? The Bosco team is here for you!
Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 7, Amsterdam –

Lot Sixty One: Small but perhaps the favourite in West.
Kinkerstraat 112, Amsterdam –

Lot Sixty One Amsterdam


Café Nobuya: At this nice hotspot near the Jordaan, you can enjoy mochi doughnuts, Japanese sandwiches, and delicious coffee.
Herenstraat 28, Amsterdam –

Nous: Enjoy good coffee and delicious pastries at this cosy hotspot on Haarlemmerplein. Don’t miss the purple interior.
Haarlemmerplein 29HS, Amsterdam –

Saint-Jean: Known for their tasty croissants and cruffins, this hotspot now also offers natural wines, savoury sandwiches, and their other famous treats alongside great coffee.
Lindengracht 158h, Amsterdam –

Chun Café: Besides delicious brioche toasts, they also serve excellent coffee here.
Berenstraat 8, Amsterdam –

Bocca Coffee: One of my favourite coffee roasters in the city. I’d say grab some beans for home or a coffee to go when you’re in the centre.
Kerkstraat 96H, Amsterdam –

Pluk: Enjoy coffee with a tasty breakfast at one of the two locations in the Nine Streets.
Berenstraat 19 & Reestraat 19, Amsterdam –

Baretto: An Italian coffee bar and lunchroom on Czaar Peterstraat run by Lorenzo and Toni, both from Italy. Baretto is a typical neighbourhood café as they know it in Italy.
Czaar Peterstraat 171, Amsterdam –

De Koffieschenkerij: Authentic coffee shop on the Wallen.
Oudekerksplein 27, Amsterdam –

Toki: A new Scandinavian meets Japanese coffee café.
Binnen Dommersstraat 15, Amsterdam –

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© Chun Cafe


Zuivere Koffie:  Hidden gem on Utrechtsestraat.
Utrechtsestraat 39, Amsterdam –

Vascobelo V-Bar: Coffee and books.
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Koffiespot: Coffee bar on Elandsgracht.
Elandsgracht 53, Amsterdam –

Six and Sons: Coffee and vintage shopping.
Haarlemmerstraat 41, Amsterdam –

De Laatste Kruimel: Definitely a must-visit spot for anyone who loves tasty pastries and other baked goods. But the coffee is also worth mentioning!
Langebrugsteeg 4, Amsterdam –

Gartine: At this hotspot, you can enjoy a nice high tea, a tasty lunch, and a coffee moment. (make sure to make a reservation!).
Taksteeg 7, Amsterdam –

Cut Throat Barber & Coffee: This place is truly for men. Get your hair cut while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.
Beursplein 5, Amsterdam –

Back to Black: This coffee spot can now be found in various locations across the city. A great hotspot where you can buy everything related to coffee.
Meerdere locaties in Amsterdam –

Quartier Putain: Craving a nice cup of coffee near the Red-Light District? Then head to Quartier Putain.
Oudekerksplein 4, Amsterdam –

Il momento: Enjoy a nice cup of Italian coffee on the canal.
Singel 180, Amsterdam –

© Pluk Amsterdam



Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
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 locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.


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