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Caffe Esprit

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Centrum
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Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 639 2589
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Today
10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Hertfordshire
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We entered on an evening when it wasn't busy. Lots of free tables but when we said we were only here for a drink the host/bartender told us we could only sit at the bar or with a couple on a table. We would have pretty much been sitting on top of them. Really rude so we left, the guy... More 

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Thank wsolxxx
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76 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little bit expensive (€3 for tea..?) but in a great location for people watching if you can get the comfy seats... Tuna salad is substantial and tasty enough, but the glass doesn't have that much charm, alas. Staff friendly enough.

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Thank Chris L
Macau, China
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90 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a drink. The cafe is nice and has a great outdoor area where you can enjoy drinks and food comfortably. The location is very central. During our visit it really took a very long time for our drinks to arrive. It was not even that busy. Prices are reasonable though and the staff is friendly.

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Thank Rob v
Stuttgart, Germany
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have friends who live in Holland and whenever I visit Amsterdam, we usually always stop at the Caffe Esprit for brunch or sometimes just a drink. The Cafe is quite central and with its out door terrace surrounded by trees, it is a nice place to sit and watch the world go by. Amsterdam is always a very busy... More 

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Thank mark g
Aalborg, Denmark
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Busy cafe/restaurant close to the shopping street Kalvestraat. Easy menu, great selection of sandwiches, burgers and other simple dishes. Young waiters, attentive and smiling. Good for lunch. Get a table away from the door and toilet area.

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Thank Morten K
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The service people working here just don't understand what it is about, it seems over employed yet unorganized. Good points are the nice setting and reasonable prices for the food.

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Thank Luuk D
Timisoara, Romania
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Charming cafe with a saloon and a terrace sitting among the trees near a book fair. The service was not slow when we were there, even though it was a busy brunch time. The prices are reasonable.

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Thank Mihaela N
Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My family were experiencing our first trip to Amsterdam. After we made it to our apartment, we decided to walk around and try and find something to eat. We happened to find this charming cafe sitting among the trees and near a book fair that was going on. We sat and a young lady came up to us and took... More 

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Seattle, WA
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423 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This is a café with both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is particularly pleasant on a beautiful day as you can sit and watch the people go by. The prices were reasonable and the service was slow which is perfect when you're looking to relax a bit over a drink or snacks. The only draft beer is Heineken.... More 

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Tucson
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We stumbled onto this restaurant as we were just walking by. They seated us outside and it was gorgeous weather. I ordered a tuna salad that was literally one of the best I had ever had. They offered gluten free options on the menu but when my salad came out there was a wheat roll on top. I reminded them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 639 2589
Description
Caffe Esprit is located in the historic heart of Amsterdam. This unique venue is characterised by its central location and its panoramic views over the whole of the Spui. Caffe Esprit is visited by a very varied public: shoppers, business people and students have long known where to find Caffe Esprit.

Caffe Esprit has long been known for its extensive menu of delicious club sandwiches, pastas, burgers and salads. The splendid home-made carrot cake and cheesecake have for years attracted a large clientele. In the summer months, the sun-drenched terrace is a delightful spot for enjoying our spendid lunches, a good glass of wine and a small glass of refreshing cold beer with finger food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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