Sarphatipark 34, Amsterdam
This cosy, quaint bar located in the corner of the hip bohemian De Pijp district — an inspiring city neighborhood that features the beautiful gardens of Sarphatipark—fully deserves to be the first spot on your coffee tour across Amsterdam.
The bar is committed to coffee excellence. Offering diverse specialty blends from top Scandinavian roasters, they employ various brewing methods to surprise you with new flavors. Besides coffee, they serve delicious breakfast and lunch: the menu is short but good.
Pair your black or white coffee (flat white is amazing here!) with a heavenly smelling cinnamon bun straight out of the oven and feel the passion the baristas from the Scandinavian Embassy invest in their craft.
With its minimalist setting, relaxed and airy open layout, caring staff, refined coffee menu, and excellent selection of pastries, the Bocca Store is a stand-out in the Amsterdam coffee scene.
Operating their own roastery, Bocca knows firsthand how to roast coffee right and extract the best flavor out of each bean. Whether you choose a classic drink based on espresso or a more unusual variation, you’ll know each cup has been crafted with love and skill.
This spot is located not far from many Amsterdam museums, so it’s easy to recharge yourself with a little caffeine before diving into the world of art and history.
Lot Sixty One Coffee Roasters
Not far from Foodhallen, a local food market, is a small cafe serving excellent home-roasted coffee in lovely blue cups. The cup is their calling card, so it’s easy to identify the origin of the bright-blue ceramic mug when it pops up on Instagram.
The staff at Lot Sixty One have tremendous knowledge about coffee and a true passion for what they do. They buy fresh green beans which are hand-roasted daily so you can enjoy perfect flavors. Besides brewing excellent coffee, they manage to keep a friendly and relaxed atmosphere even when the shop is extremely busy.
Designed with a minimalist aesthetic, the shop has a few indoor seats and a few benches outside so you can take a break, sit at the window, and watch the world go by while sipping your ideal drink.
Binnen Dommersstraat 15
Toki is undoubtedly the most Instagrammable coffee shop in the city. On sunny days (if you are lucky to catch these rare moments in Amsterdam) this cute white-painted cafe is a sun-drenched oasis. It’s delightful to sit by the window, leisurely drinking your perfectly brewed coffee.
Don’t forget to try the pastries! Toki’s banana bread, chocolate cake, and muffins are truly mouthwatering.
This cafe is a nice place to work on your laptop or just spend time chatting with a friend. The excellent music always playing in the background is another feature that sets Toki apart.
4850 offers a fresh take on the coffee shop, making it a valuable addition to the coffee scene in Amsterdam. It brings love for exquisite wine and specialty coffee under the same roof, which makes the place a universal destination for both wine and coffee lovers.
Espresso-based drinks and filter coffee are on the menu, as well as a wide selection of food to pair your drinks with.
In 4850 you feel like you are in Copenhagen or Stockholm for a reason. Run by two Swedes with a great sense of style, the shop’s design is infused with Scandinavian ambience.
Bakers & Roasters
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54
Everything about this New Zealand-style place is good: great coffee, tasty food, nice music, and stylish, bright decor. This cafe is hugely popular, and it’s not uncommon to have to wait in line to get inside.
Dishes from the breakfast and brunch menus are a hallmark of the venue. Try their perfectly cooked poached eggs with toast to soak up a runny yolk. Wash everything down with a cup of specialty coffee to recharge your batteries and get ready for the day’s adventures!
Bakers & Roasters takes coffee seriously. Their roasts come from Ozone Coffee, which has a reputation for the quality and freshness of their beans.
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The bottom line
When in Amsterdam, check out these coffee shops. The city’s coffee scene has no lack of excellent venues, but the places we have mentioned are truly the best of the best. If you ask any local where you can get a cup of outstanding specialty coffee, he or she will recommend one of this spots for sure.