Situated along the canal, the Buffet Van Odette is a beautiful, laid-back place to have breakfast in Amsterdam. If you arrive late and are not in the mood for eggs there are enticingly healthsome Middle Eastern-type salads to choose from as well. Tip: leave your hurry at the door, the friendly service is as chilled as  the atmosphere – if you get tired of watching the canal it’s quite entertaining to observe a seemingly endless bevy of women streaming in and out of the kitchen. We recommend you book ahead for brunch/lunch on weekends.

Little Collins our inner homing pigeon took us to this fashionable Australian-style cafe only to be turned away due to a lack of tables (they kindly directed us to another excellent discovery: Uliveto). It is said to have an excellent  coffee – one of the best in Amsterdam – and we do like the sounds of their diverse brunch menu. (Think: coconut toast with baked apple, coriander and corn fritters and The Little Collins’ Big One – a breakfast with everything for those who have had a Big Night Out.) Do book on the weekend as it does get frantic.

Buffet Van Odette
Prinsengracht 598
1017 KS Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 423 6034

Little Collins
1e Sweelinckstraat 19-F
1073 CL Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 6732293