Uliveto is the kind of Italian joint you wish you had at home: home style cooking, reasonable prices, in a beautiful airy space. The food, when it arrives, is so enticing that you’ll be digging in and mopping up, and sitting back emitting quiet murmuring sighs of satisfaction before you realise that you forgot to Instagram. (Damn!) Delectable and generous pastas, healthsome and interesting antipasti. You can’t go wrong with lunch of the day. (Note it does not open until noon on Saturday, 11am weekdays.)

Amsterdam hipster cafe by local roasters Two for Joy pitches itself at the serious coffee drinker though we found the lattes a little weak; so if you are that way inclined try the flat white. We don’t know what they are putting in their chicken tarragon sandwiches but whatever it is it makes you want to order a second as soon as this first is done. The cakes are also scrummy. Plus/minus: popular with wi-fi freeloaders.

Coffee fiends can glean some additional coffee addresses in Amsterdam from this helpful article on Dear Coffee I Love You.

Weteringschans 118
1017 XT Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31204230099

Two for Joy
Haarlemmerdijk 182
1013JK Amsterdam
Tel: 020 22195 52