Surinam cuisine is actually quite similiar to the South African Indian style of cooking. There are differences of course in the use of spices and the addition of green beans to a lighter spiced curry. This eetcafe is a good lunch option if you want delicious and inexpensive soulfood. Its finger licking good stuff. Trust me 😉
Everyone knows that the best Ramen in the Benelux can be found in Dusseldorf. Our friends Rita and Nuno told us about this little lunch spot located on the third level of the Chinese supermarket in Zeedijk and is a great place to enjoy a bowl of Ramen in Amsterdam. Its usually open from Wednesday to Sunday 12:30 to 17:00.They are changing the location and will re open in September on Elandsgracht so check the website for updates.
This is a really awesome lunch cafe on Nes in the old centre. During lunch time it is full of students from the nearby University of Amsterdam. The sandwiches are fresh and tasty and the muffins are delicious.
Thank you to Jessica for the tip on this great brunch place in Oud West run by the same guys behind restaurant Fraiche. There is no website, but there can check out a mouth-watering tumblr account showing you what brunch goodies you can look forward to. It was super busy the sunday we went and the waiter was kind enough to give our group of 6 some chairs so we could relax in the sunshine while we waited for a table to free up.
The brunch menu is impressive and the coffee is really good. We recommend the All round brunch , the fish tacos or the steak and eggs.
Don’t leave without trying the buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup.. mmm amazing.
Jan Pieter Heijestraat in Oud West has a fantastic variety of great little places to eat and some interesting little shops.
Lavanta is one of my favourite places to grab a yummy lunch or pick up some tasty dishes to enjoy a picnic in close by Vondelpark. Decorated in a summery French style, it is a refreshingly different type of deli, filled with delicious authentic Turkish dishes and not a single shwarma in sight.
Dont miss the Karni Yarik (spicy-meat filled aubergine served with Bulgar)
Podium Mozaiek theatrecafe is a wonderful cafe in Bos en Lommer in Amsterdam West. The ever popular cafe is a warm, inviting space filled with young couples, big groups of friends and young families. The walls are painted white and there is a huge mirror giving the illusion of more space as well some interesting artwork and books. The chai latte is without doubt the best I have tried in Amsterdam. Mozaiek is well known for its Turkish breakfast which consists of eggs cooked as you prefer, many small plates with fruits, cheeses, meats, fresh breads and a pot of Turkish tea. I especially enjoyed the warm Turkish bread and the honey and yoghurt dip. The portions are quite big for 15 euro per person so be prepared to feel very full and lazy after the breakfast. Perfect way to spend the Sunday in my opinion.
This no-frills burger joint located in De Pijp makes juicy hamburgers from Aberdeen Angus beef, Edam cheese and fries.
The unique point of this place is that a metal door at the back hides a secret kitchen and cocktail bar also called The Butcher. You need to make a booking and know the password to enter the bar.
Possibly one of the coolest vintage inspired bars/ restaurants in Amsterdam West. Open all day, this place is perfect to grab a delicious breakfast ( I recommend the scrambled eggs with parmesan or the farmstyle breakfast) and delicious coffee. The vibe is a mix of young families, hipsters and some tourists. Spek also has a lovely outside terrace overlooking the canal where you can enjoy their famous truffel pizzas and craft beers. Its a nice place for after work drinks and I can recommend the gin tonic.Its an absolute gem if you want to hang out like an Amsterdam local.