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Caffe Esprit

Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 639 2589
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good41%
  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“pasta” (8 reviews)
“hamburger” (4 reviews)
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Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Spui 10, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch here with work friends, nice friendly service with good food. Nice outdoor seating area. Definitely recommend

Thank Squawking44
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service at this place is appalling. There were 5 waiters all standing around the outside till, chatting. While we sat there and waited. Eventually we asked if they did table service. Wouldn't recommend at all, and I live in Amsterdam.

1  Thank Tony K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for lunch while exploring. It was very busy but we managed to get a table inside. The food was good but the service was slow and inconsistent!

Thank Slg25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in with a vegen and with gluten free. We realy enjoyed (the goatie was the best!) Recommended

Thank Bling_r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food that took ages and ages to arrive. The waiter had no interest in serving us, glasses running dry for hours but the food was ok. Bathroom smelled like a sewer. Nothing else good to say about the place.

Thank PathfinderICE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our coffee on the last day of our trip in Amsterdam. Nice design, quiet place to enjoy your coffee and have a snack. The weather was rainy and windy and Esprit was warm and cosy.

Thank lidi A
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Both of us are vegetarians and we ordered the lasagne which was really delicious, if somewhat on the colder side. The service was really absent minded and never bothered to pick up the plates of the couple that sat there previously. OK if you don't...More

Thank Vladimir S
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a bite after walking all morning. Quick friendly service. Sandwichs and soup were great.

Thank Kri S
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Excellent location, Food (apart from cold shrimp) was good, but self important staff - tried to persuade me that shrimp was meant to be freezing cold in a hot dish ! Plenty of staff on duty when we visited, but difficult to get their attention...More

2  Thank Mags M
Reviewed February 20, 2017

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...More

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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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $17
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
Bar scene, 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
  • 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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