Café Restaurant Hesp

Café Restaurant Hesp
Cafe Hesp

Cafe Hesp

I’m pretty sure Café Restaurant Hesp is trying for the slowest service in Amsterdam… which is a shame as they have one of the best locations in the city, right on the Amstel river.  Also they have a wonderful outdoor terrace area in summer but generally the service standard manages to let them down every-time no matter the time of the day.  I would say if the place is crowded after work it’s probably one you want to avoid if you expect prompt service.

The prices for food and drink are just too damn expensive considering the area, and you risk dying of hunger due to the service. You can plan around 60-90 minutes if you are going there for lunch and order your food immediately.

It took around 25 minutes longer for our friend to get their Croquette and white bread after we got all our food, this is just crazy considering it should take 5 minutes at most and the place wasn’t even that busy when we visited. The food tastes ok and the location is amazing so that’s the redeeming feature that ensures this spot doesn’t get a 2 star review.

Also don’t try and challenge the staff on the speed of service as they will always have some excuse and often get quite defensive when challenged on this topic.  This is really a shame as this place could be somewhere amazing but poor training of staff and partly attitude holds it back.

By all means drop by but be warned if it’s in summer and after work you can expect a long wait between drinks so buy two everytime and you can be sure you won’t get too thirsty between rounds….

Café Restaurant Hesp Opening Hours
Mon 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Tue 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Wed 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Thu 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 1:00 am

Café Restaurant Hesp Address
Weesperzijde 130-131, 1091 ER Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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David Iwanow

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