That the Corona virus is effecting our daily lives is a fact. We can’t deny it anymore. Cafés, restaurants, sportclubs are closed in Amsterdam and in some countries there is even a complete lockdown. I am grateful that we can still get some fresh here in The Netherlands. The closing of all small independent specialty coffee shops was a big shock. Not just because of my daily cup of c, but mostly because I know how hard it is to run and make a café profitable. So I’m thrilled to see that cafés are finding a way to serve take-away coffees in Amsterdam. Where to get your daily dose of caffeine in times of the Corona virus? I will keep you updated! Because who is The Exploring Barista without exploring.
Just to be clear that these cafés are checking day by day if they keep on doing take-away coffee. I try to keep this blogpost as updated as possible. I haven’t visit them all yet, but I just keep an eye on their Instagram. When I have visit a café, I add photos from my visit. If you find any other specialty coffee shop that is open, please tell me. Next to that be grateful for the fact that we still have these options here in The Netherlands, so don’t misuse this. Keep the Government rules and the café rules in mind. Keep your distance and don’t go outside if you don’t feel well. If you have any symptoms you can just order in a bag of coffee and be a home Barista. I will create a blogpost about this soon.
Take away specialty coffee
Who doesn’t get happy from the smell of fresh ground coffee and home made baked goods. The Scandinavian coffees and cinnamon buns will definitely get your smile back on your face. 4850 has put a table in the doorway to get your order, the coffee gets prepared inside on the Synesso espresso machine and will handed to you on the other doorway. Works out perfectly. And if you want to support the people working in healthcare, you can also buy a coffee for them. Because in front of the café you find the Hospital OLVG and of course the workers need caffeine too. What a beautiful initiative. You can read more about this café in my other blogpost about 2x specialty coffee shops in Amsterdam. Open from 9am – 4pm.
Rum Baba has also several locations. Both the roastery (Pretoriusstraat) and their newest shop (Elandsgracht) open for daily cup of happiness. Take-out coffees and fresh baked cakes will help you to stay productive and positive (their colorful happy coffee bags will help as well!). Roastery open from 9am – 3pm, Elandsgracht open from 10am – 5pm.
Insta: Rum Baba
This cute café in the east of the city is using beans from Rum Baba. 4850, Rum Baba and Coffee Bru are all in the same neighborhood for those who want to do a little coffee tour and are in need of lots of caffeine. Perfect to combine with a walk in Oosterpark.
Insta: Coffee Bru
Public Space is located in Noord. You can order your coffee, baked goods and food on their own webshop. Let them deliver it to your door if you prefer to stay in. You can also pick it up yourself if you are in need of some fresh air. This café is one of my five favorite specialty coffee shops in Amsterdam, so check that blogpost to read more about Public Space. Open from 9am – 4pm.
Insta: Public Space
Back to Black
There are two locations in the city, and if I understood correctly only the shop at Van Hall Staat is open for take-away coffees & home made cakes. I always enjoyed sipping the coffee here, so I am excited to grab one here soon. Open from 9am – 5pm.
Insta: Back to Black (van Hall)
Also White Label is open for buying a cup of coffee and a bag of beans for at home. The café has changed to a one-person at the time coffee shop. So if you are in need of a café for yourself with 1.5 meter distance to the Barista, White Label is your spot. Open daily from 9am – 5pm.
Insta: White Label
The Coffee District
If you are a fan of Lot Sixty One’s coffee, then The Coffee District next to Vondelpark is your spot. A pity that you can’t enjoy their beautiful little café, but you keep that for when everything is back to normal. But if you’re lucky you can get a glimpse of the beautiful La Marzocco espresso machine. Open from 10am – 3pm.
Insta: The Coffee District
Another spot to get coffee from Lot Sixty One is Ikaria Food. This newbie in the city opened only 6 weeks ago. It’s a small take-away stand, so perfect to get your coffee from these days. Don’t forget to try the banana bread here. Ikaria Food is the first spot I found where they toast the banana bread (memories from Bali and Australia). Open from 7.30am – 4.30pm (weekdays), 8am – 4.30pm (Saturday) and 9am – 4.30pm (Sunday).
Insta: Ikaria Food
Cold Pressed Juicery Prinsengracht
And if you haven’t had enough of the coffee from Lot Sixty One (I mean how could you ever get enough?), then you can visit the Cold Pressed Juicery on the Prinsengracht. Add some other healthy things (they say Vitamine C boosts will help) to fire up your immune system!
Insta: Cold Pressed Juicery
Lot Sixty One
After being closed for some time, you can now also get your cup of coffee at Lot Sixty One its own shop. Weekdays from 8am – 6pm and weekends 9am – 6pm.
Insta: Lot Sixty One
Monks Coffee Roasters
Happy to see another coffee roaster opens its door(s) for take away coffee. Owner Patrick will provide you with the best coffee in town (said by himself) and some positivity! The combination of the tasty banana bread and coffee is definitely something I would go back for every day. Open from 9am – 3pm.
Insta: Monks Coffee Roasters
Vinnies & MAMA bakerij
This café and bakery on Haarlemmerstraat is your coffee spot if you are fan of Bocca Coffee. Open from 9am – 1pm for take away coffee, cookies and croissants.
Coffee & Such
Another spot on Haarlemmerstraat for some specialty coffee, by White Label, is Coffee & Such. Open from take away from 10 am – 4pm.
Insta: Coffee & Such
Friedhats Fuku Café
One of my favorite roasters in the city is now also open for your hot or cold coffee. And in need of some good beans, freshly roasted beans are available. Weekdays: 9am – 2pm and weekends from 9am – 5pm.
Insta: Friedhats Fuku Café
Please stay safe, healthy and caffeinated!