If you are a coffee enthusiast heading to Amsterdam, there are some details you may want to know. Firstly, Amsterdam is a great place to enjoy the specialty coffee. They are known coffee roasters around and a supportive system between cafes and roasters. They are picky about the coffee beans, roasting techniques and the sustainability of the beans as well. If you want to know more and explore when you are there, here’s the list for 8 best places for coffee in Amsterdam. You can be sure that you will taste the best specialty coffee in Amsterdam, so don’t miss out.
Whether you are out wandering around the canal or in a quest to visit museums around coffee is always a good idea. However, in this town getting a bad coffee almost doesn’t exist. Roasters and baristas are extremely knowledgeable about their craft. They aim to protect, develop and go further with their skills while serving the best coffee.
In Amsterdam, coffee culture grew so big and beautifully that it is known all around the world. So now Amsterdam is a place for specialty coffees which is also known as gourmet or third wave coffee. Coffee scene is truly mesmerizing here, just make sure not to lose yourself against caffeine!
This little café is hidden in the canal way in Amsterdam. If you are a coffee snob you will certainly adore this place. Well if you are not, it’s pretty sure you will still really like their coffee. They also offer soy and oat milk as a substitution of cow milk for vegetarians and vegans. You can also eat some pastries, sandwiches here along with your coffee. You can have manually brewed organic coffee here – which is absolutely an highlight of Screaming Beans.
Address: Runstraat 6
Phone: +31 20 626 0966
As well as being a café, Bocca is also a coffee roaster. They are not just regular coffee roasters but the first in Netherlands to process entire production from bean to cup. This requires a big dedication and the taste of the coffee along with the loyalty of their guests well serve for this. When you receive your coffee here, barista hands you a little card. In the card, there is information about the origin, variety, process, altitude and cupping notes of your coffee. What else you can say? They have real deal coffee people in Bocca!
Address: Kerkstraat 96HS, 1017 GP
Phone: +31 321 314 667
3. BLACK GOLD
Black Gold is a specialty coffee place and also a vinyl shop. Does it get any better than this? It’s a family owned place which is looking for to create a combined atmosphere for good coffee drinkers and people of music. From time to time the café also hosts some exhibitions – it’s advised to catch on if possible. You can listen to great music here and relax while sipping a craftily made coffee.
Address: Korte Koningsstraat 13 , 1011 EX
Phone: +31 6 51086841
4. MELLY’S COOKIE BAR
What is the best company of cookies? Coffee of course! Inside of Melly’s Cookie Bar looks magical. A super organized display of cookies and sweets on one side and on your left there is this stack of coffee packages. Smell of coffee and sweets together literally feels like you’re in Alice in Wonderland when you are here. They offer a list of espresso based coffees along with different options like chai latte. Grab an Alfajores – dulce de leche cookies and a cortado here!
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 137, 1012 RJ
Phone: +31 20 423 4797
5. DE KOOFFIESCHENKERIJ
De Koffieschenkerij is a café located in the oldest building – De Oude Kerk- of Amsterdam in Red Light District. Here you get to sip you coffee with a place filled with history, ancient architectural details and tradition. It’s somewhere you can escape from the crowded city center as well. During the spring or summer time you can sit at the courtyard as well. Beside from drinks they have a couple of sweets and organic sandwiches on the menu too.
Address: Oudekerksplein 27, 1012 GX
Phone: +31 6 52653302
6. IL MOMENTO
Il Momento is a café which makes Italian style coffees however the design and the vibe here is certainly feels Scandinavian. If you are wandering around the canal, this place is perfect. You can also have take-away. There is an option for soy and oat milk as well. Staff is helpful and friendly – they know what they are making. Get a good cappuccino here in the morning and you will not regret it!
Address: Singel 180, 1015 AJ
Phone: +31 020 336 652
7. LOT 61
Lot 61 is another coffee roaster in Amsterdam which also does its roasting in-house. When you enter you will see a big roasting machine downstairs in the middle. This nice thing does the best by extracting all beautiful aromas from the beans – just for your coffee. Inside there is limited seating around six but there are two benches outside. They also sell their in-house roasted beans, coffee cups and books here.
Address: Kinkerstraat 112, 1053 ED
Phone: +31 6 16054227
8. MOODS COFFEE CORNER
Moods is a café known for its coffee and breakfast in Jordaan district- very lovely and a quite area a bit outside of the city center. Literally around the corner of the neighborhood, it’s a cute spot offering espresso based coffees. Here you can drink seasonal single origin coffee which is locally roasted in Amsterdam. Their menu also includes simple breakfast plates, smoothies and also some sweets. Here you can order a flat white and avocado toast for your breakfast!
Address: Lindengracht 249, 1015 KH
Phone: +31 20 789 2023
9. SCANDINAVIAN EMBASSY
This place is one step further than regular cafés. Here in Scandinavian Embassy, they offer you a coffee and food pairing. They create a taste-based experience with a variety of brewing techniques and coffee beans. By bringing different coffees roasted in Scandinavia – including Denmark, Sweden and Norway, they literally gave themselves the name of Scandinavian Embassy. The café is known for its manual brewing such as pour-over or aeropress. In the menu you will also see many fermented drinks – they are all homemade.
Address: Sarphatipark 34, 1072 PB
Phone: +31 6 81600140