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Caffe Esprit

Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 639 2589
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Surprised by how difficult it has been to find gluten free catering in Amsterdam. The Caffe Esprit is an oasis in a desert of junk food. It has a good selection of gf and vegetarian food. Would recommend. The service was fast and efficient.

Thank charliebear2018
Reviewed August 3, 2018

It took a very long time to both get our order taken and later to pay the bill, and we had to actively chase down a waiter to do it. The food was quite OK, although an apple crumble that was more raisin than apple...More

Thank 416Traveller2013
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Coffee and food is ok but the service is not great. Often get coffee orders incorrect so make sure when ordering. Also takes forever to get bill and track down anyone to order.

Thank AlessioAllegrucci86
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Went for a drink and later had a sandwich. Nice spot lots to watch, drinks were fine, they do jugs of beer and I had wine, which was pleasant enough. Ordered a club sandwich to share and they brought extra cutlery. Sandwich was nice, saw...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Underneath the Esprit shop is this cafe which spills out into the square. On the Sunday we were there an art market was in full swing, and a jazz band were busking. We only ordered drinks, sat outside and watched the world go by. It...More

Thank soniavbuk
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

The place came very highly recommended. We found the service and the food good but certainly not outstanding as we expected. Gods selection on the menu and the service is quick

Thank Hussein R
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Possibly the worst cafe in Amsterdam. We spent an hour waiting for terrible overpriced food with pretentious names and little to no flavour. Avoid like the plague

Thank LuceNuvola
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We stopped because the terrace looks nice. But, the table was sticky and dirty and the worst part is we ordered sparkling water and it took 30 min to arrive to our table. Sitting under the sun and asking twice for the water wasn’t a...More

Thank AlbertRigat
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Good location, nice and warm, nice local beer very smooth. Good burger but very rare so ask for well done and tuna salad on Italian bread. Reasonable cost for Amsterdam not the best meal we have had

Thank Sean S
Reviewed May 17, 2018

My friends and I had lunch at the Caffee Esprit two weeks ago. We ordered two burgers and one salad and three drinks. Which seems to be a simple order. However, whereas the burgers were served after 15 minutes, the salad did not. After 10...More

Thank lianeblank
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $18
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
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 - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 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
  • E-mail
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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