Looking to sample some new coffee blends while spending some time in Amsterdam? Or are you desperate to find a decent, barista-made flat white? If so, then make sure to read our guide to the city’s independent coffee roasters.
Much like many other hangouts in Westerpark neighbourhood, Two for Joy takes coffee very seriously, but nonetheless maintains an extremely laid-back, welcoming vibe. Their roastary and café is located on one of the trendiest streets in the city, Harmellerdijk, which is only a stone’s throw away from several popular attractions including the Movies cinema and Westerpark.
📍 Two for Joy, Haarlemmerdijk 182HS, Amsterdam +31 20 221 9552
White Label Coffee is at the forefront of Amsterdam’s coffee roasting scene and are dedicated to improving the industry while refining their own specialty blends. Their minimalist style coffee bar on Jan van Evertonstraat exclusively brews naked double shots – meaning that their java is always fresh and perfectly balanced.
📍 White Label Coffee, Jan Evertsenstraat 136, Amsterdam +31 20 737 1359
This super central café is literally around the corner from Leidseplein making it perfect for sightseers or shoppers who are looking for somewhere to relax inside Amsterdam’s busy centre. Besides making excellent coffee (which is roasted on site), Sweet Cup also serves a lovely selection of homemade cakes and lunchtime bites like burritos or pennons.
📍 Sweet Cup, Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 93HS, Amsterdam +31 20 370 3783
Lot Sixty One roast their beans on the lower level of an old-school building on Kinkerstraat, which doubles up as a modestly sized (and therefore rather exclusive) coffee bar. Their blends are ridiculously tasty and are tailored to suit home coffee makers as well as high-tech espresso machines.
📍 Lot Sixty One, Kinkerstraat 112, Amsterdam +31 6 16054227
Besides having one of the best names for a roaster ever, Screaming Beans ranks among the top coffee suppliers in the Netherlands. The company’s headquarters are located in Amsterdam’s picturesque Negen Straatjes district (The Nine Streets) and feature a spacious coffee house. Screaming Beans also organises regular barista and latte art workshops.
This coffee roaster in Amsterdam-Oost also moonlights as one of the neighbourhood’s most popular bakeries. There are always many types of delicious cakes and other baked goods on offer inside their store on Pretoriusstraat and Rum Baba has another location just down the road, which serves as a chilled out coffee room.
📍Rum Baba CoffeeRoasters & Bakery, Pretoriusstraat 33, Amsterdam +31 20 754 2281