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Cafe Baton

Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herengracht corner of Herenstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
A tastey sandwich lunch!

A bright and pleasant cafe with a range of sandwiches. Their magic ingredients include some sort of flavoured oil on the bread and a few leaves of rocket in each sandwich to give it something extra.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Families with children
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English first
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bright and pleasant cafe with a range of sandwiches. Their magic ingredients include some sort of flavoured oil on the bread and a few leaves of rocket in each sandwich to give it something extra.

Thank chazey
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Good salads and broodjes for lunch, good cakes, delicious smoothies, no alcoholic beverages or fried foods. Inside three levels, outside seating on the Herengracht. Nice waitresses. One of my favorite neighborhood places.

Thank Mick B
West Sussex
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642 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I took breakfast here and was surprised at the size of the offering for the price and also the friendliness of the staff. If the weather is good, try to find a table outside - on the canal side - and watch the world go by as you enjoy your orange juice, coffee, roll and meats and cheese. If wet,... More 

Thank Skippy50
Manchester, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We stopped here for a bite of lunch whilst wondering round the area, there is seating right on the canal side and had to wait a while for a table. The menu has a good range of lunch options from sandwiches to salads. The food was a little slow and we did think we had been forgotten as the waitress... More 

3 Thank vaso99
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Popped in for a quick bite to eat and found the bread very hard to eat. I had a cheese and ham and found served quickly but my wife had goats cheese open sandwich and could eat only half. Nice to sit by canal and have a coffee and place was ideal but bread on both sandwiches hard.

Thank dazzer2001
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We love this place. Great value for simple food done really well. Every day we went for breakfast and every day they had run out of croissants but were baking more if we would wait just a few minutes. Wonderful!

Thank Ken B
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were looking for a yummy lunch by the river and stumbled across this treasure. It doesn't look that spectacular from the outside but we took one look at the food on some of the diners plates and decided we had to go here. And it did not disappoint. The salmon and avocado ciabatta was absolutely delicious and I swapped... More 

Thank Emelia H
Santa Fe, NM
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I live here and this place is right up the street. I go there often as a place to relax and converse with friends. They have nice sandwiches and soups. The staff are nice and the environment is comfortable. In the warmer days, there is outside seating. I recommend this place for a snack, some coffee/fresh mint tea or a... More 

Thank SantaFe_NMCat50
Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had a really good lunch at a cozy table on the sidewalk. Great place for people watching and just sucking in the atmosphere. The sandwiches were really good with lots of value. Only minus was that the waiters were a bit inattentive and careless.

Thank Aksel S
north yorks
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Having just visited Baton on recommendation I am posting this review as a wake up call to the owner. Firstly the welcome was cold and unfriendly with the waitress more interested in her phone and drink than her customers. She then proceeded to greet her friends in a much nicer manner. At one point admiring and playing with her friends... More 

Thank travellerNorthYorks

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Herengracht corner of Herenstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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