Perhaps overpriced London has soured my expectations, but food here was much better than anticipated. The velvet cake is delicious, the club sandwich generously portioned. The locale is quiet and out of way despite being near downtown. And everything is modestly priced to boot.
Although the pastries in general are ok the service is just plain horrible and rude even for Dutch standards.
Ok, so being American - I had no idea when I ate here that it was supposed to be an American Bakery! I remember thinking "oh, so cupcakes have blown up in A-dam too."
Lovely little cafe, and the cupcakes were great. Enjoyed a delicious sammie that was generously loaded with goat cheese (that is decidedly not American - they kind of skimp on the goat cheese over here). Visually appealing spot with whimsical designed fondant sample cakes in the windows.
Would definitely return.
Dan The Cookie Man is awesome! If you haven't tried his stuff, you don't know what you're missing. I especially like his Black Bottom cupcakes which are to die for! Dense double chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.. mmm.... *drools*.
Or a fluffier Red Velvet cake/cupcake with cream cheese frosting... or the absolutely amazing carrot cake... or the large soft (and NOT crunchy) bitter Double Chocolate cookies....
The cafe itself offers a variety of awesome looking dishes such as sandwiches and salads but I haven't tried them because I'm always tempted by the cupcakes, pies and cookies.
Dan the American baker was rude. I simply asked if he was opened. He replied " does the sign say closed". I was carrying heavy luggage, made a special effort to find this place, and didn't realize the cafe was on the other corner. If this idiot had said yes the entrance is around the corner, I would have patronized his business. What an asshole! Who cares if his bread is good. My sister is a wonderful baker and has the intelligence to be nice and patient to people who are tired from traveling.
Spent 3 days in Amsterdam and visited this bakery & cafe 3 times!
Amazing sandwiches (my favorite is the pastrami), great cakes and the best cupcakes in Amsterdam.
Not to be missed.
By chance we saw Anthony Bourdain filming at de drie graefjes a couple months back. We figured if it was good enough for him to feature in his show, it must be good.
We had Sunday lunch there and ordered the Hot Piggy and tomato soup. Hot Piggy is a warm sandwich with bacon, melted cheddar cheese and spicy mustard. Fantastic flavor and the bread is great - baked fresh on site. We also had the red velvet cake, which was awesome.
after wandering around a very cold amsterdam, and finding ourselves in 'interesting' territory we couldnt have been happier to find this little place. It looked clean, they spoke english, and the food smelt lovely!
and it was. I've not had such a nice hot chocolate and cheese on toast since i came back, which is a little sad, but also a great advert.
the service was a little muddled, but once the food arrived it was great, and cheap which was a very welcome thing.
If you're in amsterdam, a bit lost, and hungry, then just think about this placeit does seem to have a magic ability to pop up whenever you need it!
I don't know about their cafe, but I can say that this is a terrible place to get a wedding cake.
I went in there and told them I was looking for a wedding cake and would like some samples to try. I said I was looking for chocolate or strawberry cake or slagroomtaart, and an angry baker that was working in the front started to yell that they don't do chocolate cake. Even though they have a turtle cake which is basically chocolate cake with nuts and caramel on it. Then the woman behind the counter told me they can't sell me chocolate cake if it's not one of their standard cakes because otherwise how would they know if they made it well? She told me if I wanted slagroomtaart then I should just go to Hema. Then the baker was yelling at me about how do I imagine a strawberry cake is made, and I told him I guess it's vanilla cake with strawberries in the middle and he yelled 'You mean white sponge cake?!' and I said I didn't know, because I'm not the baker. He then huffed and went into the back before coming back out and asking me if I was Canadian. It was a very strange experience.
Then the woman who coordinates wedding cakes finally got off the phone and told me they only do wedding cakes in red velvet, and carrot. They also only do plain white cakes without fancy decorations on them. If I wanted decorations she could refer me to a baker that does that. She charged me full price (3.50 each) for 5 pieces of cake when I asked again to have some samples, so I doubt I'll be coming back here. Between being charged full-price for samples, and the baker yelling at me for wanting chocolate cake, they seem like a nightmare to work with.
For what it's worth, their red velvet cake was pretty good. The apple taart was forgettable, the carrot cake and lemon merengue were decent, and the turtle pie was tasteless and dry.
We have had lunch at this great little cafe the last two times we visited Amsterdam and each time we were impressed with the food and the great service. The location is nice for sitting outside and people watching.
The pastries are to die for! The best in Amsterdam. We stayed right across the street and ate there every day. Highly recommend this place!!
Cookies and sandwiches were ok, but the cupcakes were great. Not american portions, but tastes almost as good as the kind you can get back in the states. I would advise incorporating a pitstop here during one of your shopping binges to fuel up on sugar energy and take on the rest of the Kalverstraat.
Our tummies were rumbling and we were exhausted from a day of exploring. We were desperately searching for a place to rest and have a nice lunch. Then, as if by fate, we stumbled upon De Drie Graefjes! Huge menu, fresh and delicious food, and reasonable prices. Decor was also quite charming and we quickly made friends with their sweet cat. Speaking of sweet, I was not able to resist the temptation of their bakery counter! I got a piece of red velvet cake to go - it was one of the best I have ever tasted.
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