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Lunchroom Downtown

#1,772 of 2,860 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reguliersdwarsstraat 31, 1017 BJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31(0)20 6229958
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to this coffee shop for over 20years and they still use the same apple pie recipe. It's delicious and must be tried. I recommend it with cream and a coffee, whilst sitting out front watching the world go by and soaking up the sun. Hope to come back soon 😎

Thank Donnie A
Istanbul, Turkey
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Cozy cafe in a wonderful location. I really enjoyed the BLT and the apple cake, but the best part was the friendly atmosphere that was undoubtedly facilitated by Mateen, the cheerful manager who also serves you. Highly recommend if you're looking for a quick lunch or a tea/coffee.

1 Thank MikeOghia
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We just had a wonderful lunch at lunchroom Downtown in the centre of Amsterdam, less than 100 meters from the Flowermarket. The burgers with french fries and coffee latte tasted delicious. A very cosy place with very reasonable prices and friendly service. We lunch here regularly. Recommended!

Thank Philip B
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

If you want a small cafe with good food and drinks and at reasonable prices then this is the venue for you. This is my first place to visit when in Amsterdam for brunch, a free toilet and gratis wifi. A great place to rest for a while.

Thank Louisb1960
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Amazing rice and chicken at downtown cafe Amsterdam. Thank you & it's a must visit for all. Courtesy: Chef Khalid.

Thank Ifrit J
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Small place with the owner and one waitress serving lunch. Not busy so can't speak to that but I sat at top level with nice view, and there are seats outside. I had the super deluxe (see pic) which was quite good. The side salad is actually good with fresh ingredients and tasty dressing. One of the cheaper meals I... More 

Thank Phil R
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very nice place for afternoon. coffee and pancakes. The rest of the food looks nice but somehow we never get past the pancakes! Service friendly, atmosphere good.

2 Thank zortoc
Chester, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited the Downtown Lunchroom by chance during my last visit to Amsterdam. My boyfriend and I had managed to get lost walking around and we fancied something to eat after our early morning flight, and this cafe looked inviting and tasty. I ordered a alcohol free beer with a goats cheese, walnut and honey sandwich, whilst the boyfriend ordered a... More 

Thank jajakapitan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Yesterday - Had a groupon, turned up 40 mins than later booked (also sent an E-mail beforehand to advise we would be a little later as nobody answered when calling) & was advised upon arrival that we have to make a new reservation for another day. The restaurant was almost empty but they could still not serve us..... Why? Because... More 

1 Thank BennyBen69
Prague, Czech Republic
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this small but very alive place to taste Dutch pancakes. Both the apple one my wife had and the tomato and cheese I chose were tasty. I enjoyed fresh orange juice and the hot chocolate my wife ordered was also good, though the portion was rather small, almost half of the cup was just foam. We had... More 

Thank Tomas H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $23
Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 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 - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reguliersdwarsstraat 31, 1017 BJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31(0)20 6229958
For breakfast brunch and lunch just 30 meters from the famous flower markt

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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