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Caffe Esprit

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Dam Square
Hamburgers, Pasta, Sandwiches, Bagels
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Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 639 2589
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Caffe Esprit is located in the historic heart of Amsterdam. This unique...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cute place

We happened upon this cute eatery when we discovered Gartine was closed. The decor and ambiance is nice. Coffee was good and food was ok, nothing special. Service was friendly and efficient enough.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We happened upon this cute eatery when we discovered Gartine was closed. The decor and ambiance is nice. Coffee was good and food was ok, nothing special. Service was friendly and efficient enough.

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28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is the first Caffè my friends and I visited in Amsterdam. It is in the middle of a busy street and has a lot of external seating, however we still found it hard to find a spare table. This just shows how much a popular spot it is. We waited a while for a waiter to come to our... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

This place had a lovely atmosphere. Moved indoors when it got cold and watched the world go by through large glass windows. Liked the look of the food. Small plates for snacks, light bites. No one hurried me through my beers. Will return again.

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Wellington, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went for lunch. Good waiter! Asked for salad Nicoise which was very good. I had the pasta bolognese which was very good. I asked for a glass of water for the table for my wife & myself. A large bottle of water was brought instead of 2 glasses. The price for the bottle 6.50 euros. I mentioned this at the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Plenty of al fresco cafes in Amsterdam - this is in a great location in the Spui district, close to the Rokin. As they say on their sign, 'seriously delicious', 'healthy' etc. We had coffees and some Bitterballes (croquettes - delicious). Lovely relaxing atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Unbelievably bad customer service. Ordered tortilla chips- a bag of Doritos landed on a plate with side pipping such for 6.10. The manager refused a refund and said that's the way we do it. Avoid

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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had lunch here, it's in a nice spot so you can sit outside although we sat in as was quite cold.smaller inside and gets very busy but we had a lovely lunch and the staff were great, you can people watch as its in a little square ! They don't open at night as we passed one night and... More 

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Berkshire, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had a pasta lunch out in the sun before our flight back home. It was a lovely way to end our stay in Amsterdam. The food was delicious and service was ok but we felt the waiting staff could have been friendlier.

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Paris, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We was there today with my bf and we ordered an omega salad to share and 2 different burgers. Well presented, nice service, but really the taste is average. For me the burger was fine except that the meat is clearly not fresh, definitely just unfrozen (hence they won't ask you how you want your meat cooked). Fine if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice, modern place with a good varity of food. Good service! I had a yogurt - the health maniac. It was beautifully served in a cute glass. An okay portion, wished for more fruit, but it was tasty:) My family was vert happy with their breakfast too!

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Additional Information about Caffe Esprit

Address: Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 639 2589
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Dam Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Pasta, Sandwiches, Bagels

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Dam Square
  • Neighborhood: Dam Square
  • Phone Number: +31 20 639 2589

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Pasta, Sandwiches, Bagels

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?