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Cafe Kobalt

#864 of 3,123 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
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Singel 2A, 1013 GA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 320 1559
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 03:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small menu, but the food was really good. Busy and loud, but worth a stop! I would stop there again, try the mushroom soup!

Thank ordssbill
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entered at 15:53. Asked waiter about the entree special listed on the board on the wall. Waiter told us that is dinner and we are in lunch time. I then asked about the crab soup that was listed on the board because the Lunch menu said they have a soup of the day. The waiter said that the soup was... More 

Thank KrisLy1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food wasn't bad (although some drinks I ordered got forgotten) but I was really shocked and offended to find a very offensive and sexist ad in the women's bathrooms with a cartoon character saying "something smells fishy and it certainly isn't fish". WTF!? I complained to someone at the bar and he told me he thought they were funny.... More 

Thank Ecotist
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop by last january on our way back from a trip. We all took a piece of the famous apple pie and latté. That was delicious. We will certainly come back if we got the chance!

Thank Voyageuse_en_herbe
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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583 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

After entering with the nine of us a smaller group was requested to take a smaller table by the staff. Never experienced this before but probably part of the infamous 'Amsterdam service level'. Small selection of beers and lots of snogging people, strange place.

Thank iWiebe
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Very non-touristy respite from walking around. Great sandwiches! Service is perfect. Coffee shop ambience. House cat!

Thank Stanley S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here twice on our trip to Amsterdam, once for a couple of beers Saturday afternoon and once on a Sunday lunch time. The Saturday was very friendly and had a family feel about it, a nice place to sit, drink a Heineken and enjoy the chill out time. On the Sunday we sat outside next to the canal... More 

Thank Stephen H
Largs, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying in an apartment nearby and found this cafe on our first evening. We enjoyed it so much we ended up in here every night for a drink before heading home. The staff were welcoming and friendly and were very knowledgeable about their products. We were looking for something a bit different and a very helpful girl suggested... More 

Thank Ali B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

First was a mind-blowing drink called Our Amsterdam Pink. This was a large goblet of vodka and sprigs of thyme with a bottle of rhubarb juice. Unbelievably good. Then a gin with basil leaves and tonic. Almost finished the gin through the straw without the tonic. Gin and basil like this is knock-out! Then there were large beef ribs with... More 

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Duncannon, PA
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Any trip to Amsterdam is not complete without a stop at Cafe Kobalt. I went here for the first time in 2000, and continue to come here on every trip to Amsterdam. They have a nice menu and drink selection. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgable of their goods. The atmosphere is very European. They have tables outside, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Singel 2A, 1013 GA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 320 1559
Café Kobalt is very centrally located within walking distance of Amsterdam Central Station (350 meters), on the corner of the Haarlemmerstraat, one of Amsterdams most fun shoppingstreets with its charming shops and cafes. Situated in one of the oldest historic buildings in the heart of Amsterdam. Daily open for breakfast, lunch, snacks and tapas and dinner . From 8 am until 1 am and fridays and saturdays until 3 am. Perfect place for parties, drinks and dinner parties and we are always up to date with all the new cool drinks and food like biological soda's & ciders or local beers! Free wifi & parking places available!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

Neighbourhood Profile
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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