Bagels & Beans

Price guide: Budget

Van Baerlestraat 40, Amsterdam, 1071 AZ

Price guide: Budget

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By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

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#13 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Singles, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation

Expert review of Bagels & Beans

Filling, cheap lunches in a civilised café near the big art museums - what's not to like?

The Museum Quarter is short on good lunchtime pit stops. When I'm in the area, my favourite port of call is this branch of the Bagels & Beans chain (beans refers to coffee not the Heinz kind, by the way).

Food and drink: 

Eight types of bagel filled with plain or flavoured cream cheese (I can recommend the pesto and sun-dried tomato version) form the basis of the menu. You can also add ingredients such as smoked salmon, pastrami etc. Equally recommended are the coffees and fresh juices, and for the sweet of tooth there are brownies and muffins. 

Ambience: 

 The Van Baerlestraat outlet is a cosy, split-level space, with murals of bagels on the walls, and jazz or classical music playing on the occasions I've been in.

Service: 

Courteous, attentive.

Location: 

On the south side of the Museumplein - the Van Gogh Museum is about 200 yards away.

Price advice: 

Bagel with cream cheese from 3.35 euros; coffee from 1.90 euros.

Other useful branches: 

Some 40 throughout Holland, with over a dozen in Amsterdam - including at Keizersgracht 504.

More information on Bagels & Beans:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café
Food:
American, Jewish
Address:
Van Baerlestraat 40, Amsterdam, 1071 AZ
Telephone:
020 675 7050
Website:
http://www.bagelsbeans.nl
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat, Sun 9.30am-6pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible

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