As every neighbourhood in Amsterdam has its fair share of awesome brunch and breakfast spots, it is easy enough to find hearty, healthy or sugar-coated meals with which to start the day. Amidst these many excellent restaurants, several establishments deserve special consideration due to their incredible menus, service and enduring efforts to make the best breakfast food in Amsterdam.
Little Collins’ menu always features familiar, yet subtly altered meals from world cuisine that have been cleverly customised in order to draw out original flavours. Perfectly poached eggs, avocado and kimchi are available alongside their generously portioned main dishes, and the restaurant’s drinks cart balances classic cocktails with newer, adventurous concoctions. Check out their Smokey Bloody Mary – it’s garnished with bacon.
Like all good brunch restaurants, Betty Blue’s menu revolves around freshly baked bread, high-quality coffee and tasty egg-centric meals. The restaurant offers eggs ‘the way you like them’ and will gladly add a wide variety of sides including pulled chicken, avocado or salmon to the mix. Besides fried, scrambled or poached eggs, Betty Blue’s also serves several incredible sandwiches and flammkuchen that are stuffed with delicious, homemade ingredients.
Coffee & Coconuts is housed within a former cinema in de Pijp that dates back to the early 20th century. This beautiful, multi-levelled building now resembles a cosy, beachside tavern complete with wooden decking and exotic plants. Coffee & Coconuts’ menu perfectly matches this vibe and features many super-fresh breakfast meals that are laced with colourful, healthy ingredients.
Over the past few years, Bakers & Roasters have carved out an unique place within Amsterdam’s brunch scene. The restaurant’s hard-hitting menu is mainly inspired by Kiwi comfort food, but also embraces US and Brazilian cuisine. Their American Style Pancake Stack is incredible and comes with fruit, Canadian maple syrup and thick cuts of bacon.
Classic American, English and Mexican breakfasts are available throughout the day at this popular chain of restaurants in Amsterdam. Besides these sweet, savoury and spicy meals, the Breakfast Club also serves several internationally styled sandwiches, such as maple syrup laden BLTs and hefty Philly Cheese Steaks. For lighter, yet equally delicious breakfast fare, try out their impressive homemade cereals selection.
After successfully setting up two extremely popular hangouts in Amsterdam, the team behind G’s Really Nice Place set their sights on the city’s canals and launched the first brunch boat in the world. Like their land based ventures, this vessel serves a diverse number of meaty and vegetarian brunch meals alongside superbly crafted Bloody Marys.
Amsterdam’s trendiest bakery doubles up as a charming lunchroom and café that is particularly well-loved by local pastry connoisseurs. Bakhuys’ open-planned layout allows guests to watch as teams of bakers prepare bread, croissants and other delicious pastries, whilst enjoying breakfast or lunch. The bakery is also a coffee hotspot and has some of the best java in Amsterdam.
Aussie favourites Drovers Dog started off in Amsterdam-Oost and now have two more locations around the city. Their menu features several Australian mainstays and rare exports, including 200g Kangaroo filets served with roasted sweet potato. There’s also plenty of delicious veggie fare on offer like seasonal salads, eggs Benedict and lentil burgers.