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Caffe Esprit

European, Bar
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Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 639 2589
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a café with both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is particularly pleasant on a beautiful day as you can sit and watch the people go by. The prices were reasonable and the service was slow which is perfect when you're looking to relax a bit over a drink or snacks. The only draft beer is Heineken.... More 

Thank Marco W
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled onto this restaurant as we were just walking by. They seated us outside and it was gorgeous weather. I ordered a tuna salad that was literally one of the best I had ever had. They offered gluten free options on the menu but when my salad came out there was a wheat roll on top. I reminded them... More 

Thank cmlvngstn
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Lovely location, food was nice enough and not too badly priced considering location, however service was unbearably slow. Fair enough the cafe was busy but we waited for good 25 minutes for someone to take the order. Later every time we wanted to ask for another drink or the bill we had to wait until the waitress walked by and... More 

Thank gugute
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Staff was ok. Location excellent, with a great terrace outside. Food was everything but ok. A modest/normal size sandwich caprese costs €9,10 and all the ingredients are mot of great quality. Tomatoes without taste. Prefab pesto and relatively old lettuce. Tasted the clubsandwich too. Same story. I would not recommend anyone going here.

Thank Jorinde V
Beijing, China
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Check the pictures. I like this place. I ordered Dutchy Burger and americano. I was searching for half an hour to find a place for my late lunch. This is the best in this area.

Thank Leila L
Bolton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We decided to have a late breakfast here on the last morning of our stay. It was a little pricey, but the quality of the food was good and unlike other reviewers we didn't have an issue with either the service or the toilets. Perhaps there would have been an issue if it was warmer and then I think the... More 

Thank stewvic
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Caffe Esprit is spreading its outdoor seating on Spui, which is fine as long as the tourists pouring into Beginhof do not get tangled up with the patrons! On a decent day or a mild sunny day, this outdoor caffe is great. On a very hot day, a bit scorching. Indoor is quite neat and tidy, with high ceiling and... More 

Thank mnng1222
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

To avoid. Commercial concept which propose the history of Jackson Dubois but sell you industrial food...for huge price...

Thank Cocolabelle
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The food are really bad, Wéve taken 4 different plates and everything was awful. Fish and chips with a disgusting sauce, caesar salad without taste, dutch plate with few pieces of cheese and two sausage uneatable... The menu is pretentious claiming about new food concept. The prices are really high when you consider the quality. We weren't feeling good after... More 

Thank Nathalie S
Calgary, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Very busy and good location but hard to find a table inside. Really good food (tomato soup with dill and the Caesar salad and the salad they had on special) but not good service. Had 3 or 4 different wait staff while we were there. They mixed up the food and gave my boyfriends meal to me and vice versa.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $17
European, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 639 2589
Caffe Esprit is located in the historic heart of Amsterdam. This unique venue is characterised by its central location and its panoramic views over the whole of the Spui. Caffe Esprit is visited by a very varied public: shoppers, business people and students have long known where to find Caffe Esprit.

Caffe Esprit has long been known for its extensive menu of delicious club sandwiches, pastas, burgers and salads. The splendid home-made carrot cake and cheesecake have for years attracted a large clientele. In the summer months, the sun-drenched terrace is a delightful spot for enjoying our spendid lunches, a good glass of wine and a small glass of refreshing cold beer with finger food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

Neighborhood Profile
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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