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“Best coffee”

Al Ponte - Caffe' Italiano
Ranked #1,024 of 3,814 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best coffee”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

The best Italian coffee in Amsterdam and really friendly staff (Silvia and Emanuela) ... The sandwiches are fantastic, and the cakes are daily baked by Silvia...!!!
The location is nearby Amsterdam central station and really easy to get with the ferry... An unique Italian experience in the Netherlands.

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2 Thank Alessio C
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“Mos Def”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Silvia, Emanuela, delicious home made cakes and the best italian coffee in Amsterdam.
A little corner of the real cool italian lifestyle,
What else do you need?
Mos Def.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Digieipuglia
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Turin, Italy
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“Wonderful Place, Excellent coffee, great service”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Me and my husband wanted to go visit the Film Museum Eye, but from the back of Amsterdam Central Station took the wrong boat (that was direction Ijplein). We found this pretty little place and had a wonderful authentic italian breakfast. The orwner is very kind and gave us all sort of useful informations. Strongly reccomended!

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Cinzia C C
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“There will always be another ferry to Centraal Station”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

STOP take your time and buy a sandwich or a real Italian made coffee. A great Italian restaurant in a "shipping container"? Yes With absolutely the best cappuccino in AMS. Followed by a warm muffaletta. Most coffees in AMS come from a machine with "instant" ingredients. Not here. The Italian owner does them the correct way.
As for the ferry there will be another one in less than 10!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Mrbob3338
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Best coffee in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Al Ponte is an authentic, Italian-style coffee kiosk that serves the best coffee in Amsterdam.

Owned by an Italian. Staffed by Italians. Serving Inpunto coffee (Italian), brewed on a Gaggia espresso machine (Italian).

As coffee connoisseurs my wife and I drink coffee all over the city, but we consider Al Ponte to be the standard by which to judge all the other coffee places.

Not only for coffee, mind you. Al Ponte also serves fantastic sandwiches as well. My favorite is a warm sandwich with Pancetta, olive tapenade and cheese. There are vegetarian and vegan choices as well.

On a regular basis we also give in to the temptation to have yet another sample of the home-baked lemon cake.

The prices are surprisingly low.

Al Ponte is located in what looks like a glorified bus shelter, on a tranquil square across from the back of Central Station.

We spend quite a lot of time on the terrace -- a great place to people-watch, and to shoot the breeze with locals and tourists alike.

Meanwhile, you have a great, water-side view of the IJ river, with a never-ending parade of boats ranging from tiny dinghies to huge cruise ships.

You get to Al Ponte by taking the free, 3-minute ferry ride to IJplein.

Tip: With an Al Ponte Coffee 'Strippenkaart' you buy 5 and get one free.

You'll see many of these cards tagged to the wall next to the register -- which is no surprise. The owner and her staff know most of the many regular customers by name. Friendly service is yet another feature that sets this place apart.

  • Visited May 2014
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