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La Place Cafe

Kalverstraat 203, Amsterdam 1012 XC , The Netherlands (Dam Square)
0900-2358363
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Ranked #678 of 2,231 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Chinese, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Dam Square
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Dam Square
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Sydney
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

La Place has a few outlets in Amsterdam and the freshness of the food and produce is amazing. The prices are very good too but the layout, presentation and flavour of the food is beautiful. When we were there they didn't open until 11:00am on Mondays but it was worth the wait for a very tasty lunch. It does get... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

It's like a cafeteria except you can get food made-to- order. I had a pizza for €9.95; my wife had a big salad that was pay-by-weight. Quality: excellent Price: competitive ($$) Service: mostly self- If you are looking for good food that is quick and won't break the bank, this is La Place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Food was really yummy, but it wasn't cheap. Staff was not friendly and you had to pay for toilet ( 0.25 euro ). It was my first visit and also my last, because it's not worth to pay so much for such poor service.

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Brooklyn, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Stopped in here, finally. I bought a huge slice of pizza for a late night bite to keep in my hotel room. The pizza, which I took away and ate, cold, was delicious. The service at the till was warm and helpful. The next day I went back to get some goodies for my plane ride the next day. Again,... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We were limited on time, but the tomato and basil soup that we ate for lunch was divine. It's a really interesting concept, with lots of different counters and a huge amount of choice but was definitely a bit chaotic and people had no qualms clattering into other people who were trying to balance trays of food! It's cafeteria style,... More

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Woking, UK
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123 reviews 123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We've lived in the Netherlands a couple of times. The second time we discovered La Place which was (still is?) part of Vroom & Dreesmann, the large chain of department stores. It was a revelation, quite like unlike anything we had in the UK. And it's still like that! Beautiful displays of sandwiches, salads, pizzas, wok-type foods etc etc. First... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have been a regular visitor to this place for well over a decade now, just having discovered it when they had a small street pavement terrace on the front. That's what "lured" me in and then was surprised at the quantity and quality of what they have and for such a low price. The queues of course testify to... More

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oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Amazing selection of food. So hard to decide what to eat. We got several things and shared them. Everything was fresh, well prepared and tasty. Prices were reasonable.

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

La Place is a stand out simply because it is unique In New York City it would be below average. In Amsterdam it rules Ok I'm an ex New Yorker and a food snob.La Place is dysfunctional It can get busy and lets not forget its a cafeteria at the end of the day albeit a nice enough one.there is... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

We've eaten here many times over the years and standards have remained good in terms of food, but service is generally poor from surly and reluctant staff. La Place could hugely improve their operation if only they trained their staff in better customer relations.

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