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“The proof is in the great coffee!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Screaming Beans

Screaming Beans
Hartenstraat 12, 1016 CB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 0966
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Ranked #123 of 2,434 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“The proof is in the great coffee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I read about this place online as one of the best 25 coffee shops in the world. So no pressure there, then! It was surprisingly quiet when I entered, but the staff were knowledgeable and friendly, so I opted for a filter coffee and prepared to be amazed. The coffee was served at my table in a small ceramic drip-filter and hot water was poured with some ceremony as the Sumatra blend of the day was explained to me clearly and fuss-free. And, yes, it's damn good. They recommend no milk or sugar and I agree that it's the way to go. Next time I'll go mad and order a double espresso. Apparently, they also offer courses in home-barista skills and other coffee related activities to small groups. Maybe worth checking out?

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English first
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Cosy Treat ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A friend of ours took us to this cosy and friendly café on her personal guided tour of the city. Unlike most eateries we had been to, the wait staff were very relaxed, friendly and gave good recommendations for pairing their delicious sandwiches and drinks.
Often when you visit a new city, you can have this "blind leading the blind" problem when looking for somewhere good to eat, so I pass this recommendation onto you if you visit Amsterdam.

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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

had breakfast when staying at the Hotel IX nextdoor. Perfect atmosphere and service. Will be back for sure the next time i visit amsterdam

Visited June 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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230 reviews 230 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Good coffee and cafè ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Screaming Beans seems like an obvious place for good coffee, judging by the coffee aroma and the long queue outside the cafè. I tried the espresso. On top of their famous coffee, it offers the usual cafè food. The sandwich options on the menu looks appertising. My friends liked the "Humus with guacamole, cucber and cheery tomato" sandwich.

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4 restaurant reviews
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“Great coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

You can tell by walking through the door that this establishment is for true coffe lovers. The lever Mirage coffee machine is pristine, the coffee aroma is fresh, the walls are adorned with coffee making equipment (Aeropress, Chemex, syphon.....) and the baristas demonstrate a passion for their craft. The food looks OK but I only had the coffee multiple times and was not disappointed. Any coffee lover will leave satisfied.

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