Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



Best Breakfast Amsterdam

Have an amazing start of your day with this epic list of The Best Breakfast in Amsterdam. From waffles and pancakes to fry-ups and eggs every which way.

Our hotspots for the Best Breakfast in Amsterdam

Breakfast in Amsterdam is bigger than ever. You can barely set foot out your front door without stumbling across lots of beautiful places to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Would you like a steaming pan of eggs or do you prefer some waffles? Amsterdam Magazine is here to guide you to the best breakfast and brunch spots in town for a kick-ass breakfast. From a traditional Dutch breakfast to New York-style feasts, you can start off your day in style at one of these breakfast hotspots.

Looking for something to do after breakfast? Check out our amazing things to do list.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Wibautstraat 56 | Bellamystraat 2 | Haarlemmerplein 31 | Gustav Mahlerplein 114

The Breakfast Club in Amsterdam is, as you could have guessed by its name, devoted to breakfast! Here you can enjoy all-day breakfast with dishes inspired by Paris and New York and many other places.

The Breakfast Club has options for everyone, since you can choose from breakfasts from all over the world. Would you like a Mexican breakfast with fried eggs, black bean salsa, avocado and cheddar cheese? Or maybe an English breakfast or New York pancakes? Of course they also serve pies, sandwiches, cereals, juices and smoothies. And for the difficult mornings they serve a great cup of coffee. The products at The Breakfast Club are all very fresh and locally produced.

With four locations in the city, one of them must be reasonably close to you. Al four locations are open every day, from 8 a.m.

Green House Munchies breakfast and brunch

Green House Munchies breakfast

Haarlemmerstraat 62, Amsterdam

Green house Munchies is located on the famous Haarlemmerstaat. They serve many delicious breakfast meals. Of course there are numerous egg dishes to choose from. Are you the type for a classic breakfast with sausages, bacon, poached eggs and mushrooms? Or would you like something from the Middle East, like shakshuka eggs? This is a wonderful combinations of poached eggs and a spicy tomato sauce, served with bread. And if you’re a sweet tooth you will definitely like the banana and Nutella sandwich or the fluffy banana pancakes.

Most dishes at Green House Munchies are made from organic products. And that is something you can taste immediately. The dishes go perfectly with their organic coffee! You are welcome from 8.00 a.m.

Bluespoon breakfast buffet

Bluespoon breakfast and brunch

Prinsengracht 587, Amsterdam

Located in Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht in the famous canal district, you’ll find Bluespoon restaurant. This top restaurant has a menu bursting with picture-perfect European dishes that flirt with local Dutch products. The chef is Sander Bierenbroodspot. He is always busy making the best meal possible and thinking of his next masterpiece.

Bluespoon serves a delicious breakfast and the best brunch. You can have a light breakfast at the buffet, or you can pick something from the menu. How about a breakfast bowl with quinoa, cucumber, poached egg and spinach. Or maybe avocado and eggs, with feta, olives and tomato? And when you’re really hungry you have to go for eggs royale with smoked salmon. Of course they also serve pancakes, yoghurt and French toast. And you can even have your egg cooked just the way you want it. Pick the fillings and side dishes and you will have an amazing breakfast.

In the weekends you can go here for the much-loved Bluespoon Sunday Brunch. The brunch is often fully booked, so make reservations if you do not want to miss out.

The interior is designed by Marcel Wanders. The space has an impressive show kitchen and a relaxed atmosphere. It offers a chic-yet-whimsical hideaway overlooking a secret enchanted garden. This is the perfect place to relax and start your day with a lovely meal.

Café de Huyschkaemer Amsterdam

Café de Huyschkaemer

Utrechtsestraat 137, Amsterdam  

Café De Huyschkaemer is a living room style restaurant where you can truly relax and start up your day. This place has been a go-to spot for drinks for years, but they have upped their game and are now also a breakfast hotspot!

There are many breakfast options at De Huyschkaemer. Would you like some croissants or toast with cheese or marmalade? And of course they serve yoghurt with granola, fruit and smoothies. And how about a full English breakfast, or American pancakes with blueberries, banana and coconut? And if you like special combinations you will really like the pancakes with banana, bacon and Nutella. Lovers of eggs won’t be disappointed either. Do you like them scrambled? Poached? Fried?

Café De Huyschkaemer is open every day from 9 a.m.. On Sunday they open at 11 a.m.. Not a morning person? No worries. They’ll gladly make an exception and prepare one of their many satisfying breakfast meals for you later in the day!

Café Blond Amsterdam breakfast tables

Café Blond

Ferdinand Bolstraat 44, Amsterdam

What started as one of the most recognizable tableware brands is now more than just that! Right around the corner of their famous flagship store they now have a café that is the perfect spot for your breakfast. With tasty dishes, home-made cakes and a high tea there is something for everyone’s craving.

Are you looking for the perfect start? Café Blond serves just that. This dish consists of a croissant, bread, butter, jam, eggs, bacon and cheese. And how about some scrambled eggs with avocado and salmon? This is a hearty meal that will help you through your busy day in Amsterdam. If you are a sweet tooth, you really have to try the Frisian sugar bread. This is a real delicacy served with jam and cream.

Restaurant Café Blond is open every day. During weekdays they open at 8.30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. On Saturdays they open at 9 a.m. and on Sundays” at 10 a.m. The breakfast dishes are served until 1 p.m.

Prins Heerlijk breakfast and brunch

Prins Heerlijk

Prins Hendrikkade 57, Amsterdam

This all-day breakfast spot is conveniently located in the heart of the city, right outside the Red Light District. From a quick croissant and a sandwich to a full on English breakfast, all of your morning (or afternoon…) cravings can be answered right here at Restaurant Prins Heerlijk. They serve delicious burgers and sandwiches and great coffee to start your day with. They also have many vegetarian and vegan options. So this is a nice place to eat when you’re in Amsterdam with a group of meat eaters and vegetarians. All the food is freshly prepared.

De Drie Graefjes, coffee counter

De Drie Graefjes

Rokin 130, Amsterdam | Stadionplein, Amsterdam

For some real quality, service and delicious homemade food you should visit De Drie Graefjes. They have been serving good breakfast dishes for over 17 years now.

The red velvet cake at De Drie Graefjes is legendary, but that is not all they serve. In their American bakery they make American pancakes, muffins, brownies, carrot cake, hummingbird cake and lots more of these delicious treats. You can eat them for breakfast of course but at De Drie Graefjes they also serve all-day breakfast, like French toast, yoghurt with granola and all kinds of eggs, like scrambled eggs, omelets and croque madame. Besides that you can also visit this place for a wonderful high tea, the perfect break in any day.

De Drie Graefjes has four locations in Amsterdam which are all open every day of the week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Teds great breakfast

Teds breakfast and brunch

Bosboom Toussaintstraat 60, Amsterdam

On one of Oud-West’s loveliest and leafiest streets, there’s an all-day brunch restaurant with bells on. Teds is best known for its eggs. You can have them scrambled, poached, fried, smothered in Hollandaise, or any other way you like. Teds also offers granola and a selection of American cereals. You can choose from full fat milk, skimmed milk, soya milk or almond milk. The brioche French toast with bacon, banana and maple syrup is delicious. And the Philly cheese steak sandwiches, gluten-free naked veggie burgers, and pulled-chicken clubs with ‘bad-ass spicy sauce’ are highly recommended. And they have delicious cocktails, too! For a ‘boozy brunch’.

Teds Amsterdam is open every day from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m.

Brasserie Nel

Brasserie Nel

Amstelveld 12, Amsterdam

In the middle of the city centre you will find Brasserie Nel, a popular café and restaurant with a beautiful terrace. Here you find a great mix of locals and tourists. This is a popular place for families, couples and businessmen who are all enjoying the restaurant or the giant terrace that invites everyone to come and enjoy a drink or a quick bite. Sit in a sunny spot on the terrace or under the charming trees to enjoy lunch, dinner or drinks. Maybe even play some pétanque (jeu de boules).

The friendly and professional staff will help you pick your favourite dish from the extensive menu. How about a nice bulgur salad or a sandwich with beets, pecorino and walnuts? Or enjoy the typical Dutch meal that consists of two croquettes on bread served with butter and mustard.

Brasserie Nel opens every day of the week at 10.30 a.m. On weekdays and Sundays they close at 1 a.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays they close at 3 a.m.

Benji's urban breakfast

Benji’s urban breakfast

Wibautstraat 196, Amsterdam

Welcome to the urban jungle in Benji’s! This is a place where you can escape the concrete of the city and enjoy some delicious good and fresh food in an oasis of green. The interior was inspired by the beautiful nature of Bali. The industrial elements create an urban feel.

The menu is inspired by cultures from all over the world. Start your day with a healthy granola bowl with Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit. If you’re up for a hearty meal you can choose an omelette and pick your toppings. There are also some vegan options, like the love bowl with soy yoghurt and gluten free granola. And of course you can have a bun with hummus and grilled veggies or a bun with avocado, salad, tomato and lime. Do you like a sweet breakfast? Benji’s also serves croissants, scones and waffles.

Benji’s is the perfect place for a wonderful breakfast, whether you’re alone or with friends. They are open from Tuesday till Sunday from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Corner Bakery pancakes, pie, coffee

Corner Bakery

Johannes Vermeerstraat 40, Amsterdam

The Corner Bakery in Amsterdam is right in between de Pijp and the Museum Square. If you are into food that makes your eyes and stomach happy it is a must-visit during your stay in the city. Here they serve all-day breakfast, juices, sweets and amazing crazy milkshakes.

Peejays great donuts


Vijzelgracht 37, Amsterdam

Are you craving some doughnuts? Peejays is the place to be! Here you can enjoy some great doughnuts. The aim is to provide the Dutch and the tourists with the freshest, tastiest doughnuts possible. And they’re all handmade! Order a warm cup of coffee and a selection of your favourite doughnuts to have a sugary start of your day.

Order a box of doughnuts, filled or glazed or both! How about vanilla sprinkled, berry glazed, lemon curd meringue, blackberry cheesecake or one filled with Boston cream? Is your mouth watering already? Go and get you some sugar! Peejays is open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., except for Sundays, then they open at 10 a.m.Water & Brood brunch

Restaurant Water & Brood

Nieuwe Kerkstraat 84, Amsterdam

At restaurant Water & Brood (Water & Bread) they have one motto: good food, no bullshit. The place opened in 2017 and is already very well known in Amsterdam. It is run by two brothers who want to serve quality food which are inspired by American dishes and flavours from Suriname.

Here you can enjoy an all day brunch. Would you like some waffles with southern fried chicken? Or maybe you want to try the breakfast burrito with scrambled egg, salsa, black beans, bacon, cheddar cheese and avocado? If you’re up for a light breakfast, you can try the Greek yoghurt with granola and fruit and scrambled egg on toast. For the healthy hipsters they have a delicious acai bowl. Did you have a rough night? Try the American pancakes with bacon, scrambled eggs and sausages. Of course there’s a healthy version of pancakes, which is served with Greek yoghurt and fruit.

With only 25 seats Water & Brood is one of the more intimate breakfast and best brunch spots in town. A nice place is you like peace and quiet. You are welcome here on every day of the week. From Tuesday until Friday they are opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday they are opened from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bar Botanique slider

Bar Botananique

Eerste van Swindenstraat 581, Amsterdam

Bar Botanique, café tropique, is open all day for a good breakfast. The interior is amazing. As the name already suggests, it’s a nice green space with lots of plants. There is a nice bar to sit ar. Or maybe you would like a seat at the window for a nice view?

Bar Botanique has some great breakfast options. This is the best place for something sweet in the morning. Try the chocolate ganache cake or grandma’s carrot cake. The blueberry cheesecake and the salted caramel pecan fudge brownie are to die for. Would you like something healthier? Have a chia bowl or some yoghurt with granola and toast on the side. Are you a lover of eggs? Then you must have the scrambled eggs with truffle and parmesan cheese.

Bar Botanique opens its doors every day at 9 a.m. and they are open until 1 a.m. On Friday and Saturday they are open until 3 a.m.

Pluk green and great

Restaurant Pluk

Reestraat 19, Amsterdam

Restaurant PLUK Amsterdam is the lightest, brightest and healthiest spot with the best treats in the vibrant Nine Streets. This is a wonderful place. Here they sell clothes, bags, jewellery, accessories and delicious food. A lovely combination.

You will love the pluk-breakfast which consists of an omelette with vegetables, a croissant with marmalade accompanied by orange juice and coffee or tea. Do you want a healthy start of your day? Have some overnight oats or try a fruit bowl. How about the mermaid bowl with banana, coconut, pineapple and granola? Of maybe you’ll like the beachy bali bowl, with mango, strawberries, figs and almond flakes? Pluk also serves delicious juices, smoothies and pancakes.

The Avocado Show restaurant

The Avocado Show

Daniël Stalpertstraat 61, Amsterdam

Are you an avocado lover? Then you will love this place! The Avocado Show restaurant makes anything with avocado. So go for superfood with your breakfast at this hotspot! They serve everyone, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a carnivore, a flexitarian, a vegetarian or a vegan.

You really should try the eggs with smoked salmon and avocado. This dish is served with watercress and hollandaise sauce and the eggs are perfectly poached. Are you a meat lover? Try the eggs with avocado and bacon. Of course The Avocado Show also serves pancakes with avocado. The matcha pancakes with blueberries and avocado butter are delicious. And of course there’s a good breakfast special. This special consists of two avocado halves filled with hummus and served with a bagel on the side.

The Avocado Show is open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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