De Pijp Restaurants
1e Sweelinckstraat 19-F, De Pijp
A newer addition to De Pijp, this no-frills, indoor-outdoor spot has Australian roots and fresh, American-inspired menus. While the share-friendly dinner offering is great and the bar is exceptionally well-stocked, the true standout here is the brunch, with beloved dishes like smashed avocado toast, an elevated take on the bacon-egg-and-cheese, and cinnamon brioche French toast. Also worth noting is the Bloody Mary, which can be had four different ways, including one that’s spiked with Sriracha and garnished with kimchi.
Dim Sum Now (Closed)
Ferdinand Bolstraat 36, De Pijp
A testament to the power of good branding and even better food, this little dim sum joint is one the busiest doors in the city. The adorable baskets of dumplings, gyoza, and buns are prepared “slow fast”—the slow refers to the care the cooks apply to only using natural, MSG-free ingredients, and fast because, well…it doesn’t take long to steam a freshly made dumpling. Fast is also a word one might use to describe their bike-delivery option, which services the majority of the city.
Bakers and Roasters
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54, De Pijp
Breakfast and lunch at this cheery spot is the equivalent of a mini trip around the world: the menu is equal parts New Zealand and America—huevos rancheros, incredible fresh-baked pastry, and a ton of fresh juice options—while the bright interior (the living wall is definitely a focal point) is a nod to one of the owner’s Brazilian roots (the other is from New Zealand). In true Kiwi tradition, the flat whites are on point. There's a second location in Kadijksplein.