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Cafe Americain

Leidsekade 97, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
020-556 32 32
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Ranked #1,046 of 2,231 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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Bishops Stortford
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

5 Star Cafe on the Leidesbahn, great service, ideal for people watching.The hustle and bustle around it made for a great atmosphere.

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210 restaurant reviews
427 helpful votes 427 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We stopped by for drinks in later afternoon on a sunny day at the outdoor cafe. Lots of tables. Affordable prices on a wide range of drinks. Nice atmosphere overlooking Leidse Square for people watching. Awning provides some nice shade on a warm day, but you can also get a table in the sun if you prefer. We did not... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Loved sitting outside and equally inside too! Decor brilliant!The waiters where very friendly and attentive too.Lovely fountain outside which helps the atmosphere as well!

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Guernsey
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271 reviews 271 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ate here twice during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. It overlooks and bustling square with a beautiful Art Deco fountain. It is a great place to sit and people watch from. We ate one night when the bar was shwoing a USA world cup match and despite being very busy with loud , obnoxious Ameicans the serving staff were... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

In the Leidesplein so we thought there would be a lot of tourists, but not so much. Much more an elegant sit down restaurant for special occasions, in fact a young couple all dressed up for a special date was sitting near us. They have a theatre menu for starter and main or starter and dessert or all three. Salmon... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went to Easter Brunch in April 2014. Made reservations online and it was quite easy. We were there last year for regular brunch and thought it was great. Great art deco and stained glass décor. There was a live jazz combo who played good music. There was a great variety of food to choose from and it was all delicious,... More

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South Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had dinner here on our last night in Amsterdam and chose to sit outside to watch the people walk by. My husband wanted a good burger and was not disappointed! It was big and very tasty. The other orders at our table were fish, risotto dish and soup. The French onion soup was good but not quite like we... More

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Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

What a shame! Café Americain used to be one of the hotspots in Amsterdam, for the chique and educated. Wonderful art deco interior. Used to be truly a 'grand' place. Today, due to its 'far below average service', it is almost a place to avoid. Unprofessional staff, poor control of the Dutch language. For a classic Dutch place, Die Port... More

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New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Overpriced food and absolutly terrible service they appear to have lots of staff but the service is awful and it wasn't that busy

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Roslyn, New York
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86 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The huge restaurant with its very high ceilings and beautiful furnishings was very impressive. The food was delicious. I has beef croquettes which were perfectly prepared. My friends also enjoyed their lunches.

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