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“Nice cafe in a sea of average” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dwaze Zaken

Dwaze Zaken
Ranked #201 of 3,425 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: French, Dutch, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Description: Dwaze Zaken is a cafe in the centre of Amsterdam. We serve, without exception, great food and tasty drinks for a reasonable price. The artistic and Christian character of our place offer a unique dimension for anyone who wants to explore. Striving to serve excellent meals, we're always on the lookout for new products and better ways to serve our customers. Why not let our menu, art, interior and personnel inspire you and help make your stop at our cafe a unique and unforgettable experience.
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice cafe in a sea of average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Great little cafe I sucked into after walking the old town of AMS on a cool and foggy afternoon. Had a nice grilled cauliflower soup with suckling pig bacon bits and a grilled haloumi cheese with mushrooms starter to keep me until a lets dinner. The soup was served with an amazing farmhouse bread and organic butter which complimented the rustic soup well. Perfect for a winter's day.

I also enjoyed a Gulpener winter ale which turned out to be the perfect choice for both dishes. Although the menu is not organic per se, they have tried very hard to incorporate organic products where possible and also utilize local suppliers.

Too many average or crap little restaurants near here so this simple cafe stands out nicely for quality of food and atmosphere. Try it.



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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely Little Cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Lovely little cafe, right near the Station. Good menu, very fresh tasting food and friendly staff. Love the homely feel to the place - bohemian and cosy. Perfect place for coffee or a light lunch. Great views for people watching!

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Uk
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“Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Good friendly service , a nice choice for breakfast ! I chose the French my husband the English both very good would highly recommend breakfast here ! We will be eating here again .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“For a quick bite straight out of Central Station...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Excellent service, coffee and pancakes to die for. Not fancy, but warm and friendly. Food prepared fresh, and well worth a little extra wait! A great place to sit and watch the world go by or get one's bearings. All the busses, trains, trams and metro terminate just across the street.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent cafe/restaurant in city centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Came across it by accident nearly opposite,(to one side of Central Station). went in for coffee and cake. Really good atmosphere and friendly staff. Dinner menu looked good, so booked for the evening. Food excellent, and obviously prepared and cooked to order. Only three types of (French) organic wines available - red, white and rose, but red excellent. Good selection of beers. Prices good value for city centre. Looks to be 'ethically' run as well. Would highly recommend.

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