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“Odette and Yvette - Simple Cooking”
Review of Buffet Van Odette

Buffet Van Odette
Ranked #352 of 3,858 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: French, Moroccan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Buffet van Odette is located on a nice and light spot right on the canal. We are open from 10 in the mornig for breakfast, lunch and diner. We use mainly authentic, organic and local product in our kitchen. Our Bocca-coffee is delicious and Direct Trade (even better than Fair Trade)!
Perth, Western Australia
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Odette and Yvette - Simple Cooking”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We picked this place from the Lonely Planet guide and were not disappointed. Its not a buffet but an interesting cafe near the canal with a warm feel and food that is prepared with heart. It attracts many locals plus blowins like us from out of town so book if you can. Its good value and has what I call the local feel. Recommended!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Encinitas, California
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“Canal view and organic fabulous food!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

My Dutch friend recommended this little gem and everything was incredible; the setting and the food. This was also one of the few places in Amsterdam that had great herb tea (not the gross Lipton bag tea that is all you can find everywhere else). The carrot and chocolate cake aren divine.

Visited July 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“better and better”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I have been to this place several times but never got warm with it. Today I finally reached that point. Friendly and attentive service, the best Yoghurt ever, actually pretty good coffee. Sitting in front of the store when the weather is nice.

  • Visited June 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Fresh, tasty and healthy”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

I came here with friends after noticing the food displayed as I walked by earlier. All the food is freshly prepared using choice and quality ingredients. They had artichokes which were both beautiful and delicious ... as well as huge. The prices are fairly reasonable yet the portions are a little on the small side... not small but could be larger for this reviewer with a hearty appetite. Service was nice and very accommodating for vegan requirements, yet a bit slow if you are in a rush. Better to come when you are looking to enjoy the moment.

Visited June 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“No buffet here! Just a cozy cafe with yummy sticky toffee cake”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

This is a darling little cafe, and is completely misleading because there is no buffet involved. I had read reviews on one of the travel/review sites and someone mentioned a grumpy waitress...well I think we got her, she was definitely all business in a uncharacteristically Dutch way. But fortunately, as the evening went on she completely warmed up to us and by the end insisted that we try the sticky toffee cake. I was sort of amused because this is neither a Dutch specialty NOR a seasonal treat. But it was so good and a great way to seal the deal on a good nights sleep after a long day (or more?!) of travel.

Don't go too late because they do run out of entrees. I was jonesing for the roast chicken that I had spied when we walked past a little earlier in the evening and it was sold out by the time was came back for dinner. Also smokers sit at the outside tables so better to ask to be seated inside.

  • Visited June 2014
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