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“Cheerful atmosphere with laid back service.”

La Grotte Breakfastbar
Ranked #1,183 of 4,307 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Eastern European, Bar, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Good friendly staff, can order food, have a smoke, beer or coffee. Would suggest the latte. Chilled music which seems to be easy in the morning & more bouncy as the day goes on. Food always good & the beer in clean.

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Thank Kirsten W
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

On the last day of the trip in the morning we had to get up early to check out, and were walking to a park for a market. On the way we were starving, and has also been wanting pancakes for the last 2days but not found them at a reasonable price anywhere.
Then this place appeared in front of our eyes as walking along wondering where to eat.
Looks like a tropical paradise theme inside, and servers huge breakfasts really quickly at good price(for that area) and you can have a smoke after your meal to help it go down :) Toast, pancakes and chips for breakfast sounded good and tasted even better! Had a lovely mint tea too.

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Thank Risa_Risa_Risa
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Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

Fantastic cafe with tasty breakfasts and fantastic staff. Found it on our first day in Amsterdam and went back every day after.

Especially recommended are the pancake breakfast and the Toastie La Grotte. You also get freshly squeezed orange juice and really good coffee. Helps that you can smoke there too.

Staff were friendly and relaxed. They mixed up our order one day but were so nice about it we didn't care. The decor is also fantastic: dressed like an actual grotto with plaster "cave walls" and a tree-house. The makers of Artex must have retired happy! Brilliant.

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1  Thank Waftycruiser
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Reviewed 21 May 2013 via mobile

This small cafe-bar is by far my favourite hangout in this part of Amsterdam. There is no place i favour more to sit, drink,smoke, and watch amsterdam pass me by as this cafe sits on busy pedestrian street. There is a very good dope shop, Dampkring, next door Try the number one water works- woweee- you have been warned! Food is not great but typical bar food. When weather permits, there are tables outside. Family run and very very friendly.

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Thank Patrick B
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

Was hoping to go to Greenwoods english tea room for a breakfast but it was rammed. Went along to Barneys Breakfast Bar but that was also packed. WIth a lot of hungry friends in tow we piled in to La Grotte. Should have known by the name.

Ordered the full english breakfast which was about 13 euros.

It came and was absolutely laughable. Jesus. Pathetic doesnt come close.

Lets break this down a bit...

Bacon - shrivelled thin bit of ham about the size of a 50pence peice.

Sausage like a chipolate

Egg - was ok - probably best bit

French Fries (randomly) were like cardboard

Im not even going to finish this review. Staff brough wrong food and were terrible and mardy.

Avoid at all cost - absolute [--] hole.

Save yourself the bother and go to Barney's. La Grotte need to buck their ideas up.

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4  Thank Scook84
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