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De Pijp

Establishment neighborhood
JuiceBrothers
Van Woustraat 151, De Pijp
JuiceBrothers was founded by four friends, who decided in the summer of 2013, while on a canal boat, that Amsterdam needed a really good pressed juice place. Two years later, the first JuiceBrothers shop opened in De Pijp, followed by a second location in Amsterdam-West, and another in Centrum. (There's also a JuiceBrothers in the suburbs outside of Amsterdam, in the Amstelveen mall.) JuiceBrothers' main thing is still cold-pressed juice, using as many organic ingredients as possible. But they also make smoothies and serve a limited amount of breakfast (acai bowls, chia pudding, coconut yogurt) and lunch (a couple salads and a coconut wrap) items, along with some snacks and sweets (kale chips, oat bars, chocolate truffles).
Cottoncake
Van Der Helststraat 1E, De Pijp
Though you can come to this De Pijp favorite to shop, eat cake, and peep some art while you’re at it, Cottoncake isn’t just another design-centric concept shop: There’s something decidedly feminine about the whitewashed brick interior, globally sourced accessories, clothing, and thoughtful jewelry offering. It doesn't hurt that the café serves a small but mighty menu of brunch-y dishes, excellent coffee, and as mentioned, really good homemade cake.
Little Collins
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
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.
Cannibale Royale
Ruysdaelkade 149, De Pijp
Don’t let the creepy cannibal theme throw you off—it actually makes for a very original, moody design scheme and gives the proprietors here an excuse to gather some fascinating antiques. As for the food, the charcuterie plates and simple salads are delicious and easy, and the long draft list features some of Europe’s best craft beers. They serve food late even on weeknights, making it a god-send after delayed trains and planes. There's a second location in Centrum.
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.
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