Van Baerlestraat 13, 1071 AM Amsterdam, Netherlands

Editor's Review

Part-retail store and part-coffee bar, this capacious venue is an oasis for thirsty visitors to the Museumkwartier (Note: Amsterdam’s museums are top-rate, yet their on-premise cafés often fall short, particularly in the art of caffeinating).

Founded in 1994 and today doing the bulk of its business as a commercial roaster – the name means “roast master” in Dutch – Brandmeester’s is an older-school speciality brand that has managed to stay current. This is apparent in the Amsterdam boutique’s offering of no fewer than nine single-origin coffees, which can be purchased for home brewing or ordered by the cup and prepared via a panoply of pour-over methods (cold brew and iced coffee are seasonal).

Seating inside is limited to a single communal table, but space is usually available since customers tend to order drinks to go. Selling gear galore – from Hario hand grinders to Jura fully-automatic espresso machines – Brandmeester’s is also the city’s most promising one-stop shop for coffee equipment.

Reviewed by Karina Hof

Cafe Features

Pet Friendly
Outdoor Seating

Coffee + Drinks

Non-dairy Milk Options
Decaf Available
Iced Coffee
Filter Coffee
Coffee Machine
Kees Van Der Westen Spirit
Coffee Grinder
3 Ceado E37S
House Roaster

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