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Caffe Esprit

$$ - $$$
Bar, European
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Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 639 2589
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Stuttgart, Germany
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have friends who live in Holland and whenever I visit Amsterdam, we usually always stop at the Caffe Esprit for brunch or sometimes just a drink. The Cafe is quite central and with its out door terrace surrounded by trees, it is a nice place to sit and watch the world go by. Amsterdam is always a very busy... More 

Thank mark g
Aalborg, Denmark
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy cafe/restaurant close to the shopping street Kalvestraat. Easy menu, great selection of sandwiches, burgers and other simple dishes. Young waiters, attentive and smiling. Good for lunch. Get a table away from the door and toilet area.

Thank Morten K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service people working here just don't understand what it is about, it seems over employed yet unorganized. Good points are the nice setting and reasonable prices for the food.

Thank Luuk D
Timisoara, Romania
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Charming cafe with a saloon and a terrace sitting among the trees near a book fair. The service was not slow when we were there, even though it was a busy brunch time. The prices are reasonable.

Thank Mihaela N
Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

My family were experiencing our first trip to Amsterdam. After we made it to our apartment, we decided to walk around and try and find something to eat. We happened to find this charming cafe sitting among the trees and near a book fair that was going on. We sat and a young lady came up to us and took... More 

Thank Brad D
Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $16
Bar, European
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
Kids, 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 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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