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“Always on my list”
Review of Cafe Walem

Cafe Walem
Ranked #1,985 of 4,190 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $7 - $13
Cuisines: French, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Reviewed January 8, 2013

I have eaten, drunk and been drunk in Walem over the years! Walem to me is a great cafe/bistro, a mixture of locals and tourists. The food has always been great (plenty of it - portions are not scrimped) whether it be a salad, sandwich or something a little more substantial. The food is cooked in the bar, which adds to the buzz of the place. It doesn't matter whether it is a winter or summer visit, Walem fits the bill. They have an outside seating area next to the canal, and a lovely little garden at the rear of the cafe, which is a little gem in such a space starved city. I have always found the service to be very good and the staff friendly. I love the mint tea, which is just a huge bunch of fresh mint in hot water with honey served on the side ..... what is there not to love about that!

I love popping in for a night cap (Tia Maria on ice) on my way back to the hotel, it may not be busy but the lighting and music is good, which creates a nice atmosphere to end the evening with a friend or cosying up to a loved one before the walk back to bedfordshire.

Enjoy.

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Thank Kim J
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I had lunch here, service was not good enough and I think they dont like tourists?
Food was good, sitting outside and watching the canal pretty good. I did not sit inside, ı think inside service and staff were more welcoming. Inside atmosphore was very cosy-nice music etc.

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Thank nihalcag
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have eaten at Walem several times during two recent trips to Amsterdam, on both occasions the food was great and the staff were very friendly. Service is excellnt nad the restaurant has three great spaces, outside on the canal bank, the contemporary interior, and the quiet garden at the back. Prices are very reasonable, We will definitely be back whenever we're in Amsterdam.

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Thank Tryppy
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Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Sat by the canal and had a pint while she had a glass of cava. Nice and relaxing. Staff were very friendly and chatty.

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Thank rockfist
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Managed to get a seat outside by the canal just as the restaurant was opening. Lovely location and views for a lunch. Lunch for my group was simple fare - club sandwiches and salads, but everything was well cooked and well presented. Service was very slow, resulting in us having to go inside the main resturant ourselves and ask for menus / the bill etc.

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Thank Tim_DSWorthingUK
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