Cafe Katoen serves breakfast and lunch, and in the evening snacks and (alcoholic) drinks. Prices aren’t super cheap, but the relaxed vibe makes it popular with students and young professionals.
Breakfast, served from 09.00, is a choice of croissant or yoghurt with muesli. The lunch menu (10.30 to 16.00) is much more extensive and consists of a range of filled rolls, crusty (and enormous) sandwiches, salads and soups. Plenty of vegetarian options are available. There is also a small selection of cakes and good fruit smoothies.
Between 16.00 and 22.00, order borrelhapjes (snacks) such as toasted sandwiches, olives and sausage.
Service tends to be slow and it can be hard to get a table in the late afternoon or early evening, due to Cafe Katoen’s location close to Kalverstraat shopping street and the Tuschinski cinema on Reguliersbreestraat. If it's full, Cafe de Jaren on the same street has plenty of seating but much less atmosphere.
Mon-Sat 09.00 until late; Sun 10.00 until late
Telephone: 020 626 2635
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