Best lunch spots in de Pijp
De Pijp in Amsterdam, located south of the city centre, is bursting with diverse restaurants and cool shops. Here we guide you through some of the best places to stop for lunch in the neighbourhood
Australian-owned restaurant Little Collins is a perfect place for a laid-back lunch. Stop by to try the extensive brunch menu, which offers top dishes such as the Waffle On, a potato and onion waffle garnished with bacon, sausage, cheese and eggs, or the Secret Iberico, maple-glazed pork bavette with braised onions on French toast. For something sweet, why not try the Ginger Boy, made with toasted gingerbread, caramelised banana, salted cardamom crème anglaise and whipped coconut cream?
Little Collins, Eerste Sweelinckstraat 19F, 1073 CL Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 753 9636
For a quick meal on the go, stop at Tempakery. This fast-casual restaurant specialises in authentic street food and healthy snacks, ideal for those in a hurry or on the move. Choose a bowl, a wrap or a hand roll, and fill it with grains, fish, tofu or chicken, and a selection of raw and cooked vegetables. Dishes here are hearty, bursting with flavour, and nutritious, making Temakery the ultimate stop for a healthy twist on street food.
Temakery, Ferdinand Bolstraat 128, 1072 LR Amsterdam, +31 (0)6 2413 2145
The Meets is one of the newest restaurants on Amsterdam’s healthy-eating scene. The de Pijp restaurant offers handmade, freshly prepared foods using locally sourced ingredients. All dishes are based on the 80/20 rule: 80% plant-based produce to 20% animal produce – though the main rule is 100% delicious. Stop for lunch and enjoy a delicious array of top sandwiches, with fillings such as avocado and egg, or the green falafel wrap. Burgers, soups and salads complete the healthy line-up.
The Meets, Cornelis Troostplein 3, 1072 JJ Amsterdam, +33 (0)6 1531 6734
CT Coffee & Coconuts
One of the chicest cafés in de Pijp, CT Coffee and Coconuts is a great place to unwind as you explore the area. Stop for lunch and appreciate the repurposed 1920s cinema building, which features Instagram-worthy details such as exposed brick walls, comfortable seating and retro lighting.
CT Coffee & Coconuts, Ceintuurbaan 282-284, 1072 CR Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 354 1104
Bakers & Roasters
Head to Bakers & Roasters to enjoy a unique all-day brunch-style menu. The owners come from New Zealand and Brazil, and the café combines favourite authentic street foods with delicious coffee, perfect for refuelling while exploring de Pijp. Top quality brunch options range from hearty pastrami melts to huevos rancheros and substantial salads, while the cakes, all baked in-house, are the perfect treat to take away.
Bakers & Roasters, Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54, 1072 BH Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 772 2637
To sample some traditional Dutch fare, head to the Albert Cuypmarkt on Albert Cuypstraat. The market is one of the city’s best spots to sample local delicacies and a wide variety of stalls selling cheese, stroopwafels (caramel waffles) and sandwiches make it a great place to stop for lunch. De Pijp is home to as many as 150 different nationalities, and visiting this bustling local market is also a great way to get to the heart of the neighbourhood.
Omelegg is one of the top foodie hotspots in de Pijp. The first ‘omelettery’ in the Netherlands, it is famous for its huge variety of omelettes. Highlights of the menu include Greek Wedding, with feta cheese, onion, sundried tomato, olive and chives, and the Funky Chicken with smoked chicken, bell pepper, broccoli and cheese. Those looking for something sweet should opt for the Banana Peanutbutter with banana, peanut butter, honey and cinnamon. Be sure to look out for the omelette of the week, which could be anything from tuna melt to Bolognese.
Omelegg, Ferdinand Bolstraat 143, 1072 LH Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 370 1134