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“Sooo good” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Thijssen

Cafe Thijssen
Ranked #489 of 3,725 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Jordaan
wollongong
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Sooo good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is an excellent cafe which makes you realise that The Dutch do food very well. I had never really known much about Dutch food, but I can tell you having been here a few times - their sandwiches for one are superb. Service is so nice and pleasant. Sitting in the sun with good food, good beer, coffee and pleasant staff and indeed other customers this is a great find.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank paularedWollongong
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  • English first
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English first
Ontario, Canada
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great food, poor service!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

This cafe is in a great location right on one of the main canals, with a huge patio and good seating inside also. The food and coffee was great and food portions were huge. Its a shame that due to the poor and unfriendly service, I did not return even though i was staying a block away. I sat down for almost 15 min before someone came to take my coffee order. She did not wait half a second for me to voice my choice for a meal. Hence i waited another 10 min until she brought my coffee and felt rushed to give her my order as she looked very irritated. I got up to pay at the bar, as trying to get her attention to bring my bill was not an option. i guess many locals frequent this place and they are used to this kind of service. I feel i wasted an extra 40 min of my time just waiting and trying to catch the waitress's attention.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MIssMandyZR
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Could do better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Full of local Dutch people, could have been great but I had to remind them they'd forgotten my order. It wasn't busy an the order was for a croissant with butter. Friends said their rosaries were fairly average too. Cappuccino was lovely but small.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fidgetyfish
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely typically Dutch cafe.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Love the location of this cafe we were introduced to it by some Dutch friends. Had soup here twice French onion and tomato both were exceptional. Great service from very friendly staff .

Visited August 2013
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Thank jillr36
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Bel Air, Md
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317 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
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“OK to Grab a Brew...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

After hours of walking, we settled at Cafe Thijssesn mainly because it was close to our Hotel in the Jordaan area. We sat outside: small tables with both table and menus needing a good cleaning. Chairs were small and close together, typical cafe style. Service was initially ok, but as time went on we never saw the male server again. We had to go inside to order more to drink, and saw that one poor girl was managing the whole place on her own! My daughter ordered chicken bites and spring rolls; all fried and not very good. Nice quiet neighborhood place to grab a quick drink if you are just relaxing..save your food money for another cafe.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Famontherun
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