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“Good food ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Place Cafe

La Place Cafe
Kalverstraat 203, 1012 XC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
0900-2358363
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Ranked #646 of 2,591 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Chinese, American, Barbecue, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Dam Square
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food ”
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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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great food and value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

i would regard La Place as a regular lunch and dinner spot. Yes, the selection of the food can be a bit confusing as to how it works, but you can always ask! A great range of freshly prepared food, I love the stir fried chicken or gambas. The pea soup at lunchtime is like a whole meal and when combined with the cheese bread, make a really big meal. Large glasses of fresh orange juice to wash it all down.

The salad bar downstairs at street level is terrific for a lunch snack, you load up a plastic box with what you want and it gets weighed at checkout, great to take away and eat in the office.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“kept coming back...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We visited `'la place' 3 times during our stay. we accidentally stumbled upon it while meandering through the area and enjoyed the smoothies, coffee drinks and baked goods on several occasions. `it reminded us of whole foods as it is all organic products, etc. A good find for sure!! And of course, a great value!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hannover, Germany
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Great Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to eat, the food was well presented and good value, friendly and efficient staff with free wi-fi.

Visited August 2013
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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“interesting to visit for a quick meal, if only for the location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

On top op the still rather new library (constructed some 5 years ago, I think) is this La Place-restaurant, that most Dutch people know because of the La Place restaurants that exist in most V&D department stores.

As in every La Place, the food that is served is of reasonable to good quality, with a large choice of vegetables and salads (something that cannot be said for every restaurant with prices that are as reasonable as at La Place).
La Place also has a good choice of sweet things to go with your coffee or tea, if you don't feel like eating a proper meal yet.

This La Place is recommendable to go to for its location. It is located on top of a library that itself is worth a visit and you have a view looking out over the city. When the weather is good, one can eat or drink coffee at the terrace.
The place is in walking distance from Amsterdam central station and for people who are looking for a place to eat near there,that is not too expensive, but offers food of a good quality. I definitely reccomend the La Place on top of the library (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, OBA in short).

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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