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Cafe Tabac

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Asian, Fusion, Indonesian
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101 Brouwersgracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 622 4413
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favourite bar

I live in the neighbourhood and this is my favourite bar. It's cosy, friendly, in a lovely spot with great views of the canals and the Noordermarkt. The food is nice (great Dim Sum!) and there is a nice choice of beers. The interior is modest and has an old fashioned charm with its wooden floors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
KattyVDP
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in the neighbourhood and this is my favourite bar. It's cosy, friendly, in a lovely spot with great views of the canals and the Noordermarkt. The food is nice (great Dim Sum!) and there is a nice choice of beers. The interior is modest and has an old fashioned charm with its wooden floors and big windows. I... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

When you enter Tabac you will enter a nice real Amsterdam "brown" café. After a few drinks the nice lady behind the bar told us that is was also possible to have diner. The Indonesian kitchen with soto ajam an indonesian soup, gado gado a very nice vergetarian meal. We had a lovely afternoon and evening.

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Thank jacqov
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Went here last night after a long day and it is the perfect cost place to grab some late night fried snacks and a beer. Decent bar that is close to city centre but would not go here for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Chris K
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a really nice place in a great location. It has a laid back atmosphere and the food was awesome. I would definitely recommend a visit.

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Thank Matt A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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184 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

It's a pretty standard issue Dutch bar, they serve Indonesian food, which is cool, but the real attraction is the location intersecting two canals. You can usually bank on some attractive Dutchies hanging around! Definitely NOT a cocktail place, simple beer and wine is really what it's about.

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Thank adricornell
Decatur, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My husband and I had just gotten into town and were exhausted and looking for an early dinner--we didn't have any expectations or really know where to go, but after walking for a little bit, stumbled upon Cafe Tabac. The menu was small, but the food far exceeded our expectations. A really cool fusion of different styles of Asian food.... More 

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Thank Carlen F
Oxford
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by tonight as walking around the area looking to dine. Really friendly and welcoming staff, authentic tasting Asian fusion food and good beers. Would return!

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Thank Paul D
Chesham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We spent many an hour, enjoying the friendly atmosphere and drinks in this lovely quaint bar. The staff were great fun and made our numerous visits very enjoyable.

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Thank Donh1955
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We tend to visit Cafe Tabac during the day, but we have seen it packed in the evening. It has just a few tables outside on the corner of Brouwersgracht so you can watch the world go by. Inside there is a famous view out of the double height sash windows across Prinsengracht to the Noorderkerk church in the Jordaan,... More 

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Thank RogerTomlinson
chicago
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Didn't eat here, but stopped in for a late night drink because it looked cozy inside and it was - very friendly and cool spot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Brouwersgracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: 020 622 4413

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Indonesian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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