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Cafe, European, Healthy, International
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Reviewed 3 days ago

clean and cozy breakfast spot, calm quaint atmosphere perfect for getting your morning started. We got an omelet and toast + blueberry crepes (both very good! the blue berry crepes tasted like a homemade blueberry pie (not too sweet just right) & the omelet was...perfectly made.) staff is nice and lovely! would recommend!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Casper Holtkamp, Eigenaar at Kessens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a great review, thank you! So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again!

Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

Lovely modern bright cafe/restaurant in a great area. Really nice menu and the food was very good. The fresh orange juice was especially tasty! Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Casper Holtkamp, Eigenaar at Kessens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2024

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely review, makes us very happy! We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Casper Kessens Amsterdam

Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Really pleasant breakfast here. Staff were lovely. Food well cooked. Did not seem like a tourist trap.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Casper Holtkamp, Eigenaar at Kessens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2024

What a great review! Thanks a lot and we hope to welcome you back another time!

Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

Albert is a most welcoming gentleman, and his place is spotless even at 9am in the morning. Great service, great food and the truffle eggs are be delighted in. On top of all that, Albert has just seconded himself as our local Sommillier with tips...on Dutch, German and French wine recommendations. Thanks Albert..you are the greatest..More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Casper Holtkamp, Eigenaar at Kessens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2023

What a great review, thank you so much! We are delighted to hear that you had a nice visit to Kessens and look forward to welcoming you back again!

Reviewed 5 July 2023

Delicious very tasty. Small menus but very well made and fresh. Nice atmosphere too. Not touristy which is a plus

Date of visit: July 2023
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Casper Holtkamp, Eigenaar at Kessens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2023

Dear Linda, Thank you so much for giving us such a nice review, makes us very happy! We hope to welcome you back some day. Kind regards, the Kessens team

Reviewed 8 April 2023

Very good brunch and all servings were nice. We bought plenty but it was also a bit expensive in the end. Nice waiters and nice place. Recommendable for both families and couples for a nice brunch. Very close to getting the 5th star :o)More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Casper Holtkamp, Eigenaar at Kessens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2023

Dear Martin, Thank you so much for your great review! We are glad to read that you had a good time and enjoyed our food and service. Almost everything we serve is homemade and we only use the best local ingredients. With the huge inflation...More

Reviewed 8 March 2023 via mobile

Elegant but relaxed place to start your day. I love that there is no background music pumping out - the high pale interior absorbs the sound so that it doesn’t feel echoey or shouty, but easy and chilled out. Great coffee and freshly squeezed orange...juice. A simple breakfast menu with lots of perfectly prepared good ingredients served by friendly and efficient staff.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Kessens, Eigenaar at Kessens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2023

Wow, what a beautiful review, thank you so much for this! We hope to welcome you back some day at Kessens. Kind regards, Casper

Reviewed 12 December 2022 via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere and great breakfast. Service was excellent but took a while to get the food. Everything was very tasty

Date of visit: December 2022
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Kessens, Eigenaar at Kessens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2022

Thank you for this great review and see you next time!

Reviewed 9 September 2022

We came here for some breakfast. I had We sat down had a ham and egg croissant and orange juice Paul had a plain croissant and orange juice nice little place. Very busy.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

We stopped by for lunch on the recommendation of our host. We were not disppointed. It is a small place but the meal was very good - try the salmon. I would have it agaiin.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

Fantastic omelets and cute ambiance. Avocado toast was delicious. Highly recommend. Courteous service. Minimal menu, just omelets and toasts.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

The most delicious lunch we’ve had in Amsterdam! Service was attentive, the cafe is beautiful and light and airy inside. We happened to arrive mid afternoon, after the lunch crowd had dissipated so we sat right down. I had the broccoli soup which was unbelievably...delicious, flavorful and the perfect temperature. The Dutch salad with roasted root vegetables, goat cheese, pecans, pomegranate seeds and fresh greens was one of the tastiest salads I’ve ever had. There was a light vinaigrette dressing which complimented the ingredients perfectly. My son had the steak sandwich and the dressing and crusty bread were amazing. I also had a light red wine and the entire meal was accompanied by fresh bread and butter.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 7 March 2022

We went for brunch before visiting the Anne Frank museum and everything was very good! Had the steak sandwich and my boyfriend had the crepes with jam and a croissant with jam

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 30 November 2021

Very nice restaurant with a great buzz. Food was tasty and very prompt. Just had a lunch but it hit the spot. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Handily located for lunch after Anne Frank.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 27 November 2021

Stopped by twice for breakfast and it was fantastic - really fresh, well presented, friendly staff and good service.

Date of visit: November 2021
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