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Caffe Esprit

Spui 10, 1020 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
+31 020 6221967
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Ranked #1,314 of 2,244 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $13 - $40
Cuisines: Bagels, Café, Soups, Sandwiches
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Dam Square
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Friendly waiters,food good, had ciabatta roll , ice tea and beer Service was shared amongst all staff, nice place to relax , shady spot

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Dublin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I visited this cafe on the square beside the American book shop and perused my purchases over a lovely supper. The outside seating was very popular but I took a seat inside and enjoyed the music. I was not in a hurry so I found the service friendly and un intrusive. Nice vibe at night.good example of cafe bar that... More

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Salem, MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

It was fun sitting outside, but the coffee was stingy by Amsterdam standards, the carrot cake was rich, but mediocre and I've never had so much trouble paying for food. The waiters looked the other way when I tried to get their attention. Even my usually sure-fire trick of pretending to try to leave without paying did not work. I... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Sunday morning, I ordered Royal Breakfast. Apparently the waitress misunderstood and brought a cheaper breakfast with extras. When the bill came she charged me the breakfast which she brought, charging the extras! I actually did not get what I ordered, didn't want to cause an inconvenience by sending it back and was charged for it extra! Otherwise location was nice,... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Food was good but we had to wait for a while. Ok it was very busy and it was raining outside...but still they must be use to the rush! Maybe i am to hard on them...

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Gateshead
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Ate breakfast here today. Coffee machine not working so couldn't have coffee with breakfast. I asked for the vegetarian scrambled eggs without the pesto (so eggs, mozzarella, tomatoes, spinach) she brought the 'classic scrambled eggs' which had ham and bacon. Waitress tried to insist that is what I ordered which was ridiculous given her attitude when I asked for 'without... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The speciality of the house are brownies..we got a mouldy one! Enough said although the service waitress was even worse of the brownie..

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UK
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140 reviews 140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Was hoping to eat here but left due to attitude of female staff member. Ignored when we entered the cafe and clearing tables seemed to take priority over seeing to customers. When we spoke to her she was unhelpful and dismissive so we went elsewhere. Shame as this place looked nice.

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Randers, Denmark
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Nice place with tables outside. The food was satisfactory with reasonable prices (for Amsterdam). I recommend the spinach soup and the pasta of the week (or at least my week!).

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Caffee Esprit is ok for what it is. The food is average but the terrace is beautiful. Service could be better as it is difficult to get the staff's attention. Drinks did not arrive until the food came.

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