One of the cozy terraces in Amsterdam East
Date: August 16, 2023

The coziest restaurants and cafes in Amsterdam East!

Amsterdam East is a lively and multicultural district located east of the Singelgracht canal. Oost used to be not so popular, but today Oost has emerged as a district with plenty of good restaurants, hip bars, trendy stores, wonderful art institutions, beautiful parks and awesome neighborhoods. In Oost you can endlessly enjoy, experience and marvel. East is known for its wide streets with 19th-century buildings, its parks and its high number of cultural attractions. The highlights of this district are therefore the Javastraat, the Oosterpark, Artis and the Tropenmuseum. Read about the coziest cafes and restaurants in Amsterdam East in this blog!


Located on busy but always cozy Javastraat is Le French Café. As the name suggests, Le French Café is a bustling French bistro. They serve French classics and have a shared-dining concept.

From Monday to Friday you can visit for drinks and dinner, and on weekends you are also welcome for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast consists of the classic croissant with butter and jam, pain au chocolat or a granola bowl with yogurt and seasonal fruit. For lunch, you can choose from a variety of egg dishes, sandwiches and salads. For lunch you can also go for the bisque of crayfish served with sourdough bread, broiler cooked on the rotisserie, classic steak tartare with croutons or sirloin steak with pepper sauce. On the dinner menu, in addition to the regular dishes, you also have a heading of "petits plats à partager," or small dishes to share. Those include: goat cheese croquettes
with herb mustard, a selection of French cheeses served with compote and
nut fig bread, shrimp with cocktail sauce and lemon. It is advised to order a variety of small dishes to share so you can enjoy them to the fullest. Le French Café has a lovely terrace out front where you can enjoy the sunshine. Inside the restaurant you can also sit very cozy. The interior consists mainly of wood, and the walls are tiled with white tiles.


Trump, located in the Weesperzijde neighborhood on the Amstel River, was founded by four experienced hospitality friends. Trump has a meaning, according to one of the owners. "In our vision of hospitality, you always have to have a Trump behind you," he says. "Whether there is a request for a vegetarian dish or an extra table for unexpectedly more guests: everything can be arranged at Trump. Trump's cuisine has a classic French base with the occasional Mediterranean outlier. Trump has a small drinks menu and a clear a la carte menu. The menu consists of 10 dishes. The vegetarian option is panzanella salad, but at Trump it is no problem to ask for another vegetarian dish. You have several fish dishes, namely: cappuccino of Dutch shrimp, fried langoustine, mussels, eel from Giethoorn and lobster. The meat dishes are: ribeye, tenderloin, a pastry and white asparagus with ham. You have delicious dessert options, including: a selection of four Dutch cheeses, vanilla Boerenjongens ice cream and coupe colonel. What is immediately noticeable is how spacious the restaurant is. In the middle of the restaurant you have a large open kitchen surrounded by a bar at which to dine. A striking feature is the "wine room" opposite the kitchen, which has space for 3,000 bottles of wine. The nice thing is that you can enter the wine room yourself and pick out a wine bottle. The prices of the bottles range from €30.00 to €900.00. So you can make it as crazy as you want.


The cozy gastrobar: the Garstronout is located in the Dapperstraat. The name Gastronout is an amalgamation of the word gastronomy and the name Nout, the owner and chef. The Gastronout features French and Oriental cuisine with a menu consisting of a wide selection of classics, as well as a seasonal menu from the chef. The Gastronout has a convenient à la carte menu. The menu consists of a selection of starters, mains and desserts. Vegetarians have also been considered. For example, almost half of the menu consists of vegetarian dishes. The starters you can choose from include: burrata, Japanese carpaccio and vitello tonato. As a main course you have, for example:
pepper steak, BBQ pointed cabbage and dorado. Finally, there are delicious desserts to finish with, including tartelette, strawberry sorbet and crème brûlée. You can also go there for drinks. For example, they have a wide selection of wines, beers, cocktails and sakes. The drinks menu consists of six appetizers, including gyoza with sake chili sauce, homemade rendang croquettes and oyster mushroom croquettes with truffle mayonnaise. The beautiful interior with Asian nuances and beautifully linen-covered tables means that the Gastronout has everything you need to have an unforgettable evening, according to the Gastronout.


Coulisse is located in the reception hall of the old Werktheater, now the
NewWerktheater on Oostenburgergracht. The Coulisse works mainly with
Dutch products and serves a changing menu guided by the seasons and accompanied by a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They call it easy fine dining. The Coulisse serves an extensive menu with a focus on products from nearby, from the sea and from the land. In the seasons, they also like to work with game. In addition to the set menu, the Coulisse always offers a number of extra dishes with special products they like to work with at that moment. Lunch consists of five courses and dinner of six courses. The non-alcoholic drinks are made in-house and are based on kombuchas, teas, fruits and herbs. However, these can only be ordered in advance. On the second floor is the former foyer: a 175-square-meter space that can be rented out to host various events. And in addition to the restaurant, in the former reception area of the theater, they also offer a private dining option. The interior design was created in collaboration with Piet Boon. The focus is on natural and warm materials. The atmosphere is determined by the characteristic features of the monumental building in combination with art and design.