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“Great for quick lunch with kids!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Zurich

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Cafe Zurich
Mercatorplein 2 B, 1057 CB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 7165933
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Ranked #1,128 of 2,328 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Café, Grill, Fusion
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Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great for quick lunch with kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We found this restaurant/cafe by accident. It was pouring rain outside and we just got off our tram to walk back to our rented apt nearby.

Our kids 4 & 6 years were hungry so we decided to sit and have a meal for lunch. At first, it didn't seem so kid friendly, but our waitress was very helpful, quick and served the kid tomato soup in separate bowls as they requested.

My lamb croquette was wonderful and hubby's pesto mozzarella sandwich was tasty.

Our lunch was simple yet divine!
We left with gummies and a smile...

Been there 3 times since :).

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Lunch at Mercatorplein”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My mother and travel companion 83 and 86 came to visit me in Amsterdam. On the day when they arrived after checking in the hotel we went to eat outside on the terrace at Zurich. Great place to be and the food is really super. Quick and speedy service with also English speaking waitresses. Had a club sandwich that I could not really finish, not because it was untasty, but because it was just too much. It was really really excellent. All of us had a great time. Got some sun. Got to talk and also people watch. Thanks, Zurich for the very nice experience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bucharest, Romania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“restaurant in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

They have one of the best salads I have ever eaten. And the portion was large. Barman and waiters are very gracious. I hope they are going to keep this high quality level.
Well done!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Stumbled upon it by chance, with no expectations. Looked cosy, service was genuinely friendly and efficient. Also turned out that the food was really good. Atmosphere was relaxed, like a bistro, the food even looked nice. Nothing extravagant, but plain good food. I will go there again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A great slice of local in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

When we asked our host for a restaurant he would recommend, it was Cafe Zurich.
I'm very glad we went and we were not disappointed. A cool feature of this restaurant is that they accept online bookings, ideal if you don't have the number.

It's a very cosy place in the winter (when we went), with a beautiful hearth/fire in the centre of the restaurant. It is a great atmosphere and. Th staff are very helpful and adapt to accommodate tourists with ease.

Food and drink wise it has an excellent variety, from grill to café style cuisine with decent portions for those that may be extra hungry ;) We were able to order wine by glass or bottle, but found the per glass option to be better value.

I can imaging this place is a gem in summer as it is set in a square with the opportunity for outside seating/dining. As it is, the exterior is cool & quirky and the restaurant looks like a mushroom - you won't miss it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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