The best breakfasts in Amsterdam

The best breakfasts in Amsterdam

If you’re missing a typical breakfast from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the U.S., it’s likely you take your breakfast very seriously.

And whilst you could just make it yourself... quite frankly, you’d rather sit down at a café with a good cuppa and dig into that well-deserved fry-up!

A Dutch breakfast

Oh but wait, that’s not what the Dutch are known for. A stereotypical Dutch breakfast consists of what most of us would call a "continental" breakfast; bread, butter, a few slices of cheese, cold-cuts, and a hard-boiled egg.

Still delicious. But if breakfast is your forte... your favourite meal of the day, then you’ll be looking for something a little more substantial. 

Breakfast hotspots in Amsterdam 

With a wealth of cafés and restaurants to choose from, Amsterdam is not lacking in choice. But when it comes to brunch, we'd like to highlight a few special spots.

Bakers and Roasters

This place is pretty spectacular. From a Kiwi Brekkie to Navajo Eggs, you will not be disappointed with these gourmet fry-ups. With two branches on either side of Amsterdam, Bakers and Roasters is a side-street hidden gem. Still, it attracts crowds and understandably, a long queue. Get there early.
Kadijksplein 16 1018 AC Amsterdam
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54, 1072 BH, Amsterdam

Staring at Jacob

With a menu that sounds like it’s named its brunches after... maybe dreams, this place is bound to hit the spot! You could go for their "Miso Horny", "Bone Thugs & Brioche", or heck, their "F***in’ Everything!"... no guesses what that includes. This American inspired breakfast/bar is not for the faint-hearted.
Jacob van Lennepkade 215, 1054 NH, Amsterdam

Coffee and Coconuts

Built in what looks like a building out of the much loved PS2 game Crash Bandicoot - it was actually an art deco theatre - this café is a trendy hotspot in De Pijp. With its stylish interior and inventive use of coconuts as decorative items, this place has space to seat three floors of hungry mouths in search of a beach vibe. Be sure to try their pancakes. 
Ceintuurbaan 282-284, 1072 LR, Amsterdam


Another popular place. There are two locations in Amsterdam and if it’s the weekend, then you should definitely make sure you get there early, or you’ll be queuing outside for up to an hour. Though small, the aromas should tickle your taste buds enough to keep you coming back for more traditional breakfasts.
Singel 103, 1012 VG Amsterdam
Keizersgracht  465, 1017 DK, Amsterdam 

 The Breakfast Club

It does what the title says; a good breakfast. Though not affiliated with The Breakfast Club in London, it comes pretty close. With a world vibe, The Breakfast Club serves up breakfasts from across the globe, from New York pancakes to Mexican Huevos Rancheros to a good old London fry-up. With three locations around Amsterdam, it’s not a bad choice!
Bellamystraat 2, 1053 BL, Amsterdam 
Haarlemmerplein 31, 1013 HR, Amsterdam 
Wibautstraat 56, 1091 GN, Amsterdam

Little Collins

When it comes to breakfast inventions, this café could end up in the Guinness Book of Records! From Kimchi pancakes to their Waffle On, their menu is full of flavour, texture and things you’d never expect to put together. Definitely a satisfying choice.
Eerste Sweelinkstraat 19F, 1073 CL, Amsterdam 


If breakfast isn’t your thing, and you’d rather just have something light and typically continental, then this café does a mouth-watering croissant along with several homemade cakes, which they often make right in front of you. Great marketing! The café is so homely, it could literally be someone’s dining room or lounge. It’s a great place to chill, hang out with a friend or read a magazine.
Bilderdijkkade 27, 1053 VH, Amsterdam

The Avocado Show

And now for the new kid on the block! Did someone scream avocado? Breakfast would not be complete without avocado smothered all over your plate. That’s right, this café is long overdue!  We haven’t tried it yet, as it literally just opened its doors… but let’s just say, we have high hopes for this one!
Daniel Stalpertstraat 61, 1072 XB, Amsterdam

Have we missed your favourite breakfast hotspot?

Amsterdam is full of hidden surprises… there's no doubt we missed a bunch of brunch hotspots. Feel free to add your favourites in the comments below. 

Kiri Scully


Kiri Scully

Raised a global citizen, to an Irish father and American mother, Kiri has lived and worked in five countries over three continents. Fuelled by culture curiosity at an early age,...

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