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“Excellent food & drink”
Review of De Balie

De Balie
Reviewed June 11, 2012

This is a great place to chill out, have coffe & cake or a meal and a drink. It wasn't cheap but nowhere in Amsterdam is. However it was reasonably priced now I've checked the exchange rate on my bank statement. Mininal menu but this made it easy to choose. Great central location and free wifi. We had lunch, tea and evening drinks here over the course of our trip to Amsterdam. Great friendly staff.

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Reviewed May 13, 2012

We were looking for a place where we could eat something at 4pm near Leidseplein: we found this cafe/restaurant which serves lunch until 4.30pm and dinner from 5pm (Sandwiches, salads, soups and some other options). It is not exactly a restaurant, but a nice place for a cup of coffee or a quick meal.

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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Our problem here wasn't with the food, which might have tasted ok, but frankly we were too upset to enjoy it. It was the waitress, who deliberately failed to take a re-order from a child in our party when we discovered that the dish we had ordered for him had sesame seeds on it, which he is allergic too (this ingredient not being specifically mentioned on the menu). We agreed to keep and pay for the dish, but she wasn't willing to wait for him to decide on an alternative dish, and instead told us she would be with us shortly several times, but quite deliberately walked backwards and forwards in front of us without taking the order, despite it being clear that he had decided on what he wanted and was waiting for her and having time to take other people's orders. My son had urged us to eat our own food as it was getting cold, so we ended up having finished with him getting NO food at all. Appalling service from this waitress, who seemed completely unrepentant and which spoiled our entire experience of the place. (Son ended up with a kebab from a takeaway down the road).

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