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Caffe Esprit

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Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 639 2589
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Danville, Illinois
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very busy restaurant/cafe near a busy plaza in Amsterdam. We stopped for a quick bite and drink while we waited for a bus. The inside is pretty crowded and it can be hard to get the attention of a server. We had a glass of wine and some goat cheese croquettes, which were pretty yummy. I would... More 

Thank blueiii
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

A nice place to enjoy a coffee in short break fom shopping. It is situated just behind the Esprit store from the main shopping street in Amsterdam. The view is on a very cosy square wich gives a big plus to the spirit of the place!

Thank Claudiu M
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We entered on an evening when it wasn't busy. Lots of free tables but when we said we were only here for a drink the host/bartender told us we could only sit at the bar or with a couple on a table. We would have pretty much been sitting on top of them. Really rude so we left, the guy... More 

1 Thank wsolxxx
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84 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

A little bit expensive (€3 for tea..?) but in a great location for people watching if you can get the comfy seats... Tuna salad is substantial and tasty enough, but the glass doesn't have that much charm, alas. Staff friendly enough.

Thank Chris L
Macau, China
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97 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We stopped here for a drink. The cafe is nice and has a great outdoor area where you can enjoy drinks and food comfortably. The location is very central. During our visit it really took a very long time for our drinks to arrive. It was not even that busy. Prices are reasonable though and the staff is friendly.

Thank Rob v
Aalborg, Denmark
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110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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.

1 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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214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
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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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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