Meet the City • Breakfast & Lunch Hotspots

Happy new year dear readers! The blog team hopes that everybody spent the holiday with love, gratitude and most importantly relax! The new period just started and it is already hard to turn into a study mindset. Even though you just had a break, it is important to take a new one! The blog team is here today to introduce you to cute breakfast and lunch (or brunch) places that are going to enhance the Instagrammer in you. So sit back, and check the cutest places to take a bite in Amsterdam.

Anne & Max

This coffee, breakfast and lunch place is like a big living room in which you can just relax and disconnect from the outside world. Having three locations in Amsterdam, Anne & Max is accessible for everyone and it is the perfect place to get brunch on Sunday with friends or simply read a book with some tasty coffee and homemade pie. Anne & Max offers fresh cakes, juices, and sandwiches on a daily basis and carefully selects organic and fair-trade products. You can find organic wine, bread, cheese and eggs on their menu. Enjoy the friendly staff and fresh food!

Blog’s favorite: the Breakfast plateau for two

Check out the Instagram page! @annemaxcoffee


Pllek is probably the trendiest place in Noord and if you’ve been living in Amsterdam for a long time you definitely know it. First of all, Pllek is a place where you can get food ranging from breakfast to dinner in a big open industrial space. On top of that, Pllek holds weekly live music and yoga classes on Sunday mornings. Not to mention that 75% of their dishes are vegetarian with lots of vegan options too. The restaurant is environmentally conscious and has carefully selected its fish and meat suppliers. There is no best place to take a drink and tapas during sunset in front of the river.

Blog’s favorite: the Pumpkin and cauliflower tandoori marinated (vegan!)

Check out the Instagram page! @pllek_amsterdam

My Little Patisserie

Who doesn’t like some delicious French pastries? This small place located behind the Albert Cuypmarkt is the best spot to escape the buzzing street. Although the interior might be small with a few tables, you will be amazed by the traditional treats to find there. The French owner also holds workshops to learn how to make éclairs: chocolate glazed choux with chocolate filling. Everything is handmade, and they also serve coffee. My Little Patisserie is the tastiest place to have breakfast and begin your day on the right foot!

Blog’s favorite: the Mille-feuilles (only on Saturdays)

Check out the Instagram page! @my_little_patisserie

Scandinavian Embassy

This cute place serves breakfast and lunch but is also perfect for a coffee break in the Pijp. Enter the simplistic, yet warm coffee shop and prepare yourself to meet interesting people. At the Scandinavian Embassy, they make sure to choose the best local suppliers and take special care to coffee beans that they later freshly blend in front of you. The dishes are inspired by the cold Scandinavian cuisine mixed with coffee flavor. You can follow their journey on their Instagram page, in which they keep the customers up-to-date whenever they change suppliers and menu. Besides, they often offer workshops and coffee tasting on top of having a private dinner option!

Blog’s favorite: the new Artichoke soup

Check out their Instagram page! @scandinavianembassy


Immerse yourself in the ’50s and taste delicious coffee and pastries. Latei is located next to Nieuwmarkt and offers breakfast and brunch in a warm and artsy atmosphere. Fully decorated with retro furniture and decorations, the shop will make yourself feel like home. And you can even buy any decoration that you fancy in the shop! For lunch, they offer cheap but nice sandwiches that you can combine with homemade pies. They also have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Don’t wait any longer and grab a bite in this cute coffee shop where you will be welcomed by the owner’s cat.

Blog’s favorite: the Cheesecake

Check out the Instagram page! @cafelatei

We hope you will enjoy the cutest places in Amsterdam in which you can forget all of your problems for a minute. However, if you feel like having a proper dinner in a nice restaurant, check this blog, in which we propose diverse restaurants for every continent of the world. Bon appétit!