Get your caffeine fix at one of our top 25 favorite spots for espresso in Amsterdam. These are some of Amsterdam’s best coffee places from espresso bars to cafes and restaurant with excellent coffee.
TOP 25 COFFEE SPOTS IN AMSTERDAM
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Espressofabriek is one of the pioneers of specialty coffee in Amsterdam. They were one of the first companies to roast their own beans in-house and now perform this service for many of the new coffee places around town. The coffee is fantastic, and their Westergasfabriek space is beautiful. Indoors there are super high ceilings and you can enjoy the lovely Westerpark ambiance sitting outside when the weather is good. There is a second location in IJburg as well.
Pazzanistraat 39, Westerpark
IJburglaan 1489, IJburg
Two for Joy Coffee Roasters
Widely known for their friendly service and delicious espresso drinks, Two for Joy is sure to brighten your day with their cute bird motif. Two for Joy custom roasts their own beans, resulting in deliciously smooth coffee. Try some of their delectable eats too, like the chocolate chip rosemary cake or lemony lentil soup.
Two for Joy
Haarlemmerdijk 182, Amsterdam
de Koffie Salon
One of the founders of Amsterdam’s growing espresso culture is de Koffie Salon, a chic chain of coffee houses with images of celebrities enjoying a cup of joe lining the walls. Stop in for a creamy cappuccino at one of their five locations, each open daily from 7 to 7.
De Koffie Salon
Utrechtsestraat 130, Amsterdam
Eerste C. Huygensstraat 82, Amsterdam
Eerste van der Helststraat 66, Amsterdam
Spuistraat 281, Amsterdam (in Hay)
Ten Katestraat 42, Amsterdam
Oranje-Vrijstaatplein, Amsterdam (in Blend)
For an espresso con panna on a sunny day, nothing beats a seat outside Tazzina on Brouwersgracht. Watch the bicycles and pedestrians cross over the charming drawbridge while you sip an expertly crafted beverage. Tazzina also has yummy cakes and sandwiches, along with smoothies and other drinks.
Brouwersgracht 139, Amsterdam
Located in a prime spot in the heart of the Negen Straatjes shopping area in the Jordaan, Screaming Beans is a cute cafe that attracts a lot of attention from passersby. Sitting in front one afternoon, we heard so many people read the name aloud then cross the street to enter the shop that we lost count. But the clever name isn’t the only thing going for the place. Their cappuccino is the favorite of many and the food is delish too! Friendly service tops off the great experience. There is a second location on Haarlemmerstraat as well.
Hartenstraat 12, Amsterdam
Haarlemmerstraat 68, Amsterdam
Koko Coffee & Design
If you’re craving a cappuccino in the heart of Amsterdam be sure to check out Koko Coffee. The two friendly, lovely ladies who own this shop make yummy espresso drinks in addition to knowing great design. The shop sells fun artwork, unique jewelry and exclusive fashions. The cafe is full of light and has plenty of arty magazines to peruse while you sip your coffee.
Koko Coffee & Design
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 145, Amsterdam
Coffee and tea lovers in the Oud West area love this coffeehouse on the Jan Pieter Heijestraat. Trakteren attracts a lot of great buzz for their tasty beverages and friendly smiles. The two owners have a lot of coffee knowledge and passion and are excited to share it with their customers. Simply browsing through their online photo gallery can give an idea of their coffee expertise. Have you ever seen a latte art dragon? Me neither, but I would love to sip on that!
Jan Pieter Heijestraat 119A, Amsterdam
Many say that Coffee Bru makes the best coffee on the eastside, if not in all of Amsterdam. In fact, they recently won an award for it! Stop into this cute shop for an expertly brewed coffee or their own brand of tea as well as sandwiches and pastries. Sit in the bright back room by the wall of green plants, or grab a seat outside if the weather is nice. We love their pretty blue cups, they brighten up a cloudy day.
Beukenplein 14, Amsterdam
al Ponte Caffè Italiano
Locals in Amsterdam Noord know it’s not a bad thing when you miss the ferry at IJplein. It means you have time for a delicious coffee at al Ponte. Coffee and espresso drinks are served along with a friendly “prego” from the Italian owners. Take your coffee to go for the short ferry ride to Amsterdam or drink it at one of their terrace tables and watch the action on the IJ. If you’re hungry, al Ponte also has delicious sandwiches and other snacks.
Meeuwenlaan 2, Amsterdam Noord
Back to Black Coffee
Bright and friendly, the cutest coffee shop in the Spiegelkwartier is Back to Black. Grab one of the seats outside or in the windows and enjoy the views of the lovely buildings and the canal. Lots of people come here to work on their laptops or have a chat, so it is often bustling.
In addition to tasty coffee, Back to Black also serves teas from Tea Bar as well as homemade cakes and treats.
Back to Black Coffee
Weteringstraat 48, Amsterdam
Caffè il Momento
Sitting on one of the best corners on the Singel canal is Caffè il Momento, the perfect spot to stop for a cappuccino while cruising around Amsterdam. The small shop has a industrial chic look, with crumbling brick walls and raw wood furnishings contrasting with the lovely marble counters. This is one of our favorite spots for a quick but amazing coffee while doing errands in the city center. Don’t miss it!
Caffè il Momento
Singel 180, Amsterdam
Chill out with a coffee at this cute corner cafe in Amsterdam West. We always go for the “Berry White” here, a big milky latte with a lot of love. The juices, cakes and sandwiches are also delicious and addictive.
Bilderdijkkade 27, Amsterdam
Sweet Cup Coffeehouse
Sweet Cup is a charming escape from the madness at nearby Leidseplein. This small shop sells coffee, tea and treats and roasts their own beans in house. Stop in for a perfectly crafted cappuccino and a chat with the friendly owners. Be sure to pet the adorable Basset Hound Sjefke.
Sweet Cup Cafe
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 101, Amsterdam
This gourmet coffee bar and Nordic food hotspot is hidden away by Sarphatipark in De Pijp. Pop in for amazing coffee and say hi to their pup, Java. We have to say this might be the best cappuccino we’ve tasted in Amsterdam. (or the world!) They serve breakfast and lunch, the menu changes regularly and is always interesting. Think bear sausage, fresh fish, foraged greens, and hearty Scandinavian soups. This is one of the hidden gems of Amsterdam.
Sarphatipark 34, Amsterdam
Lot Sixty One Coffee Roasters
Lot Sixty One has locations popping up all over Amsterdam, you can now get a tasty Lot 61 coffee in a few different places. Check out their original location on Kinkerstraat in Oud West, or pop into Bouncespace/De Fietskantine for a coffee plus a haircut plus bike repairs, wow! They have a small branch in Urban Outfitters as well. Be sure to try out their delicious chocolate chip cookies, they are perfect with a cappuccino.
Lot Sixty One Coffee
Kinkerstraat 112, Amsterdam
Toki came to the Haarlemmerbuurt just in time for coffee lovers on the westside of the center. Come get your fix of tasty cappuccinos and espressos, teas and cakes in their minimalist cool shop. Jeff, the owner, is super awesome and the cafe is a great place to meet up for a chat with friends.
Binnen Dommersstraat 15, Amsterdam
Eastsiders know this little coffee gem but everyone in Amsterdam must take a trip to Oost to check it out. Great coffee, tasty tea and amazing baked goods await you. They make this little lemony cake with berries that is seriously addictive. Make your way to Rum Baba today.
Pretoriusstraat 33, Amsterdam
Bakers and Roasters
Bakers & Roasters makes a mean flat white and other great espresso drinks. Along with carefully crafted coffees, Bakers & Roasters serves a mouthwatering array of breakfast, brunch and lunch goodies at their cafe in De Pijp. We love the bright and cheerful interior, decorated in white and aqua with a splash of pink. Now they are open at Kadijksplein too!
Bakers & Roasters
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54, Amsterdam
The Coffee Virus
The Coffee Virus is housed in the ground floor of the A Lab office building in Amsterdam Noord. The structure was previously home to the Shell Laboratory, but was subsequently abandoned and lay derelict for several years. Now newly updated and refurbished, the office space is airy and light. The businesses located here are very lucky to have The Coffee Virus in their lobby to serve them lovely coffees and delicious lunches as their in-house kantine.
The Coffee Virus is currently open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00. Check it out!
The Coffee Virus
Overhoeksplein 2, Amsterdam
A welcome addition to De Wallen, Quartier Putain serves up perfect coffee with a healthy dose of cool. Pick a tune on the jukebox to go along with your java. Operated by hip-hop record label Top Notch, whose signed acts include De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig and The Opposites, this coffee shop also hosts art exhibits, performances and other events. When wandering De Wallen, stop by this cool cafe with a view of the oldest building in the city. Gotta love the name too!
Oudekerksplein 4, Amsterdam
White Label Coffee
The gentlemen at White Label Coffee roast their own beans in house which often gives the shop a beautiful smell. Pop in for a quick espresso or stay awhile and hang out in their relaxed space in Amsterdam West. The coffee is excellent here, definitely one of the best in town, and they have tasty baked goods too.
White Label Coffee
Jan Evertsenstraat 136, Amsterdam
They call themselves an American coffee bar, and Bedford – Stuyvesant is a little slice of cool Brooklyn style in Amsterdam Oost. In addition to perfectly crafted coffee drinks, Bed-Stuy has teas, juices and smoothies. Parents like the kiddie corner with games for the tots. We love the hanging chair and lots of green plants.
Javastraat 55, Amsterdam
If you are a coffee lover you probably already know Bocca Coffee. This excellent local coffee brand is sold in some of the best cafes in the Netherlands. And now they have their own flagship store, training center and cafe in Amsterdam just off Leidseplein. Drop in and say hello.
Kerkstraat 96, Amsterdam
Brazuca has two locations, both on the south side of town. They have food and juices but the coffee at Brazuca is what they are truly famous for. Smooth, dark and delicious, the coffee beans are imported from Brazil and roasted here in Amsterdam.
Rijnstraat 22, Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 113, Amsterdam
Wandering around town and feel like a coffee to go? Perhaps you’re a bit hungry and a sandwich sounds good. Head to Coffee Concepts on the Reguliersdwarsstraat for all this and more! It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee to go and sit canalside to watch the boats go by. And if you are hanging around Museumplein, head to the Coffee Concepts near there.
Reguliersdwarsstraat 4, Amsterdam
Jacob Obrechtstraat 5, Amsterdam
Koffieschenkerij de Oude Kerk
Koffieschenkerij De Oude Kerk is a wonderful small cafe housed in the oldest building in Amsterdam, the Oude Kerk. Take a seat outside in their little garden or inside in the cute cafe that used to be used to store church vestments. Koffieschenkerij has great coffee and tasty food too, go for a slice of carrot cake or some soup. Don’t miss this charming spot next time you are in De Wallen.
Koffieschenkerij De Oude Kerk
Oudekerksplein 7, Amsterdam
CT Coffee & Coconuts
Coffee & Coconuts is located in a beautiful remodeled art deco theater in de Pijp. It’s a terrific hotspot to grab a coffee, a meal or even a glass of wine or a beer. They have great coffee and nice food, and the large space has plenty of cozy nooks to hang out in with your friends or your laptop.
CT Coffee & Coconuts
Ceintuurbaan 282-284, Amsterdam
This cafe is located in the lobby of the EcoMama hostel.Come and kick back in their friendly space and enjoy! At Filter you will find coffee, breakfast and lunch.
Valkenburgerstraat 124, Amsterdam
A great central place to meet up over a nice coffee or bring your laptop and get some work done, Koffie Academie has a super friendly owner. They roast their own coffee in house so you might be surrounded by the smell of toasting beans. Feeling hungry? Go for a sandwich or pastry!
Overtoom 95, Amsterdam
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