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“First lunch in Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Stevens

Cafe Stevens
Geldersekade 123 | Center, 1011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 6206970
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Ranked #606 of 2,435 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Riverview, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“First lunch in Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

After an overnight flight from the US and an hour spent wandering around Amsterdam, Cafe Stevens was just what we were looking for in a first meal. After fitting through the very narrow door, we found a homey little spot full of old wooden tables, candlelight and locals. We both had sandwiches -- one gorgonzola, one ham -- and beer, all for a very reasonable price. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice bar - great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is a little gem!
We had a few beers and some olives and cheese. Great value and great service. The staff are friendly and make everyone feel welcome through their attentiveness.

Visited February 2013
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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“Excellent little bar, a real find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

The problem with Amsterdam is when looking for somewhere to eat off the beaten track, you could be walking into anything. Many cafe/coffee houses reek of cannabis and many restaurants charge too much for sub-standard food. So when we were looking for somewhere early evening before we went to the airport we had walked around many such cafes before, more in desperation than anything else, we went into Cafe Stevens. It was already busy with early evening business, almost exclusively Dutch people. We found a small table and were served by a delightful waitress who provided us with a snack menu in English. We ordered drinks and perused the menu. We eventually ordered mixed fried snacks and bread with dips. When they came they were lovely and, washed down with the local beer, were more than adequate for the task. The service was very good with the waitress constantly checking wiout being intrusive. In the end we stayed for a couple of hours and had a few more drinks. The place itself has character and is constantly bustling with locals. There are a very good choice of beers and drinks, a limited but satisfying range of food and very pleasant and amicable serving staff. This was a real find, and somewhere I will be going back to when we return.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Traditional Dutch Food in a Traditional Dutch Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

A great find in the fantastic city of Amsterdam. The food is awesome and the staff are friendly, welcoming and the food is great value for money. A must visit when in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice for lunch, cheap for dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Stevens has the nicest staff with a friendly Amsterdam attitude.
Lot's of regulars head over to Stevens for the sandwiches in the afternoon (Broodje Stevens has my preference), and in the evening you can get a cheap but hearty meal. I'd avoid the salad though, as they can be a bit superfluous with dressing.

Visited October 2012
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