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“Good value for money”
Review of Caffe Esprit

Caffe Esprit
Ranked #59 of 143 Coffee & Tea in Amsterdam
Price range: US$8 - US$17
Cuisines: Bar, European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Description: Caffe Esprit is located in the historic heart of Amsterdam. This unique venue is characterised by its central location and its panoramic views over the whole of the Spui. Caffe Esprit is visited by a very varied public: shoppers, business people and students have long known where to find Caffe Esprit. Caffe Esprit has long been known for its extensive menu of delicious club sandwiches, pastas, burgers and salads. The splendid home-made carrot cake and cheesecake have for years attracted a large clientele. In the summer months, the sun-drenched terrace is a delightful spot for enjoying our spendid lunches, a good glass of wine and a small glass of refreshing cold beer with finger food.
Randers, Denmark
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Nice place with tables outside. The food was satisfactory with reasonable prices (for Amsterdam). I recommend the spinach soup and the pasta of the week (or at least my week!).

Visited August 2013
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English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ok cafe, nice location”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Caffee Esprit is ok for what it is. The food is average but the terrace is beautiful. Service could be better as it is difficult to get the staff's attention. Drinks did not arrive until the food came.

Visited July 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Inattentive staff”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

This café looks inviting from the outside with its minimal and modern décor. When we entered, we were left waiting for minutes. We didn't just want to claim any table, so I asked the waiter if we could choose one. Most places would display that you have to wait until you're seated, but it's confusing what is the rule here. Wait or rush to the next available table?

The waiters were not available and us new arrivals. It's never a good sign if you have to beg to place your order or remind them to bring the bill.

The menu looks uninspiring. You're limited to sandwiches, wraps, salads and pasta and, I might add, surprisingly few Veggie choices. The Pasta Salamanca was lacking flavour and the sauce was too watery.

I found the concept of Esprit running its own café confusing. There are far better eateries with atmosphere in Amsterdam.

  • Visited July 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great place for breakfast”
Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

We wandered around for ages and came across this cafe. First in for breakfast, good menu and prices and free wifi. Would come again!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Hawktoast
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Bethesda, MD
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Food was OK, but the wait was awful and service worse”
Reviewed 5 July 2013

We had a horrible experience here - worst service ever, kitchen "lost" our order, and it took more than 90 minutes to get our lunch. We had to ask the waitress to check on our order multiple times. When she finally acknowledged that a mistake had been made, we were offered free drinks, and then all but one person's meal was served. And we waited another 30 minutes to get it! If this had been in the US, that last meal would have been free in addition to the offer of free drinks. Cannot recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Susan H
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