Vinnies is a cafe/lunchroom that focuses on simple, pure, healthy food. Their tagline “good. home. food.” is actually a modest understatement, as far as I am concerned, considering the high quality, delicious and creative combinations they serve.

Vinnies focus on and truly love organic, locally sourced food – and this shows in the quality of their food

They are dedicated to delivering delicious dishes using the best ingredients. They have a range of breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as a selection of cakes and pastries. When we visited, we tried the “Organic chicken curry masala sandwich, with pickled cucumber, red onion and coriander” which was served on delicious artisanal bread. The “Mousse of smoked mackerel sandwich, with rhubarb chutney and herb salad” was equally delicious. Both sandwiches were well presented, and perfectly balanced in their ingredients. Coupled with the organic apple and mango juice, I left feeling fit, healthy and with a spring in my step.

They serve Bocca Coffee which support “Direct Trade” which means that they buy directly from the farmers, ensuring Fair Trade agreements and that the money goes straight to where it belongs: with the people responsible for the coffee and its quality.

Having lunch in a living room away from home

Their intention is to create a “living room away from home” where you can enjoy good food and good company – and they completely succeed. The space on the Haarlemmerstraat that we visited is relaxed and quirky. The ground floor is cosy and they have a dining area with more tables upstairs. They have a great collection of comfortable retro furniture (which is also for sale, so if you fall in love with the chair you are sitting on whilst savouring their wares, you can buy it and take it with you!) and the vibe is relaxed and unpretentious.

Though not the cheapest of lunch places, considering the incredibly high quality, organic and locally sourced food, combined with a great atmosphere, and attentive, caring service – it is totally worth your hard earned cash. Don’t just take our word for it, check it out for yourself.

Incredibly conscious about organic, locally sourced ingredients

The owners of Vinnies are incredibly passionate about food, its origins and its quality. They include purely organic and where possible locally sourced ingredients in all of their dishes.

The use only Bocca Coffee which is direct to source/provider, ensuring Fair Trade agreements are in place with the growers and high quality coffee is the product.

Unfortunately we do not have any information (yet) regarding how sustainably Vinnies is run.



Address: Haarlemmerstraat 46 HS, 1013 ES Amsterdam
Address: Nieuwezijds Kolk 33 HS, 1012 PV Amsterdam

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