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Buffet Van Odette

Prinsengracht 598, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 423 6034
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Ranked #580 of 2,229 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: French, Moroccan, Bistro, Organic
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Buffet van Odette is located on a nice and light spot right on the canal. We are open from 10 in the mornig for breakfast, lunch and diner. We use mainly authentic, organic and local product in our kitchen. Our Bocca-coffee is delicious and Direct Trade (even better than Fair Trade)!
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116 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Western Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We picked this place from the Lonely Planet guide and were not disappointed. Its not a buffet but an interesting cafe near the canal with a warm feel and food that is prepared with heart. It attracts many locals plus blowins like us from out of town so book if you can. Its good value and has what I call... More

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Encinitas, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

My Dutch friend recommended this little gem and everything was incredible; the setting and the food. This was also one of the few places in Amsterdam that had great herb tea (not the gross Lipton bag tea that is all you can find everywhere else). The carrot and chocolate cake aren divine.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have been to this place several times but never got warm with it. Today I finally reached that point. Friendly and attentive service, the best Yoghurt ever, actually pretty good coffee. Sitting in front of the store when the weather is nice.

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Brussels, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I came here with friends after noticing the food displayed as I walked by earlier. All the food is freshly prepared using choice and quality ingredients. They had artichokes which were both beautiful and delicious ... as well as huge. The prices are fairly reasonable yet the portions are a little on the small side... not small but could be... More

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San Francisco, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a darling little cafe, and is completely misleading because there is no buffet involved. I had read reviews on one of the travel/review sites and someone mentioned a grumpy waitress...well I think we got her, she was definitely all business in a uncharacteristically Dutch way. But fortunately, as the evening went on she completely warmed up to us... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Came here for lunch with my boyfriend on our first day in Amsterdam. Service was good but very laid back and the food was tasty but the portions were very small for the price you paid. Overall, I enjoyed our meal here but wouldn't return as I did feel a little ripped off.

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had dinner with our kids at this place under recommandation of our flat renter and the place is worth being recommended. The food is good and the wine list is well built, the service efficient and caring. The location is great.

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Westport, Connecticut
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145 reviews 145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited on the rainy night of our arrival. It is directly under our rental apartment. I ordered the charcuterie which as a small portion but tasty consisting of a terrine, some sausage and pickled vegetables. For my main course I had spinach ravioli with peas and lima? beans which was very good and a generous portion. My wife had... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place was very busy when we ate there and consequently the service was a bit slow, but having said that they did all they could to accommodate us as we grabbed a quick plate of ravioli among the revellers having a more substantial meal. The food was slightly al dente but tasty and the atmosphere was great.

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London UK
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This charming, casual and possibly rather trendy cafe/restaurant, on one of Amsterdam's wonderful canals, was just around the corner from where we were staying so after having had tea and cake on Friday we booked for dinner on Saturday evening. It is run by a bunch of young people who need to get their act together a bit better in... More

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