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Cafe Americain

Leidsekade 97, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 20 556 3122
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Ranked #1,001 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $19 - $64
Cuisines: Brasserie
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Description: Wine and dine among the local Amsterdam people, artists and actors. The ambiance in the dazzling Cafe Americain is dynamic and most of all cozy. It has been called Amsterdam's living room by many and that is exactly how it feels. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, just a coffee or a pleasant drink. At the Cafe Americain or on the amazing terrace during the summer time, you will always feel comfortable
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Connecticut
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235 reviews 235 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We all had lunch at Cafe Americain. There is indoor and outdoor seating. It has a 1930s feel. It has been restored so that it is not shabby. There are lovely Tiffany style leaded chandeliers and attractive wall paintings around the interior. Waitstaff is well trained. Food is good. We all had soup, sandwiches and salads. This is not fast... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The one you stare why passing by. Stylish interior, great choice of cocktails, unique spirit inside. Very casual, cool it-place.

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Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We loved coming here for breakfast every morning. The cook was happy and cheerful. The food was hot and tasty. The architecture stunning. It felt so good to sit, eat, read the paper, have some tea, and have a great start to the busy days.

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Villanueva de la Serena, Spain
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Charming place, friendly service, good food and in Amsterdam, which is my preferred city. Atmosphere is also relaxed

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Service in Amsterdam is generally poor but considering the prices of this restaurant it was particularly bad! We had to wait 15 minutes just to get a menu and another 15 to order! I had salad nicsoise which for €18 was pretty average.. Clams were dry and shrivelled! Really disappointing! Won't be going back!

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COMO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's nice to still find these places around. This art déco restaurant offers a quiet atmosphere not far from one of the busiest places in Amsterdam. Great to have an apero in style or a small lunch.

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Lerum, Sweden
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch today here. Old looking place.service is ok. Food was good, but we had oysters so not had to fail there. Oysters where really fresh. will go back for a lunch only.

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Oslo, Norge
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I decided to sit outdoors, and spent a couple of hours just relaxing, reading and looking at the people walking by me. The service was very good. The waiters paid good attention to the many guests that were there. It made the delivery of what I ordered go slower, but I appreciated the attention and help myself and I was... More

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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was a beautiful sunny day in Amsterdam so this cafe wss a great spot to have lunch and watch people go by. Its a classy place - not fast food. And frankly darn good eating for Amsterdam. We had sandwiches (very big) and salads. They have nice wines - I enjoyed their Sancerre. You'll need to relax and be... More

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Acassuso
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I did appreciate the quality of the ingredients and the preparation of the dishes. Service also has attention to detail and friendliness.

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