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Breakfast Spot and Cocktail Bar€€€€
Overtoomse Sluis, Amsterdam
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    Monique N.
    "The Rasco chicken and waffle was delicious, a perfect brunch meal."(17 Tips)
    "You need to try the Rasco: fried chicken, homemade waffles, a poached..."(4 Tips)
    Susan C.
    "Great Bloody Mary's."(7 Tips)
    Charlotte E.
    "Good service and very tasty food."(6 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon108 Tips and reviews
  • chicken & waffles
  • brunch food
  • casual
  • trendy
  • rasco
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  • Susan C.heart icon on user image
    Susan ClaxtonApril 24, 2015
    What's good here? Everything. Love the vibe. Great Bloody Mary's. Chicken and waffles with house made hot sauce (which we brought back to the states) and the pork belly Benedict. Amazing brunch!
  • Erika L.heart icon on user image
    Erika LekatsaDecember 11, 2017
    Delicious and tasty brunch in Amsterdam... it is worth trying.. good portions and good prices in a very nice area for a walk as well
    Upvoted Nov 29, 2023
  • Angelique H.heart icon on user image
    Angelique HoutveenFebruary 26, 2016
    Best chicken & waffles! Cozy spot, great for a weekend brunch (but really, everyday works for me here). Everything on the menu is tasty.
  • Malene A.heart icon on user image
    Malene AndersenSeptember 9, 2018
    This place was such an amazing place - we had to go back to have brunch here several times. It's placed right next to the canal, has delicious food and drinks + the staff is really friendly. 😋👌
  • Jeffrey K.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey KNovember 25, 2018
    having brunch here is a party! the staff is super welcoming and energetic. The food is great, try the Monkey Business! Unfortunately they don’t have the okonomiyaki anymore. But overall: amazing
  • Alvaro P.heart icon on user image
    Alvaro P.January 20, 2018
    All around and Rasco are my top picks for brunch here (boozy or not, your choice!) who doesn’t love chicken and waffles with homemade banana ketchup?!? Staff was just as nice as the food
  • Nadya S.heart icon on user image
    Nadya SastrohardjoAugust 24, 2014
    Loved the brunch. So much too choose from. Take the Chicken & waffles with super good hot sauce. And don't forget to order a bloody marry, best everrr. Get there early cause it's always full!
  • Oscar T.heart icon on user image
    Oscar TjinJanuary 12, 2020
    Great Breakfast and brunch! Had the “All about veggie” and the veggie bowl. Missed the avocado in the bowl though. The hash brownies are delicious, but can’t compare ‘cause I had it for the first time
  • Charlotte E.
    Charlotte ENovember 5, 2014
    Brunch café with a relaxed, cozy vibe. Good service and very tasty food. They also collaborate with food popup groups that provide missed food items in Amsterdam.
  • Lulu D.heart icon on user image
    Lulu DaviesMay 25, 2016
    I've been going back and tried different tgings on the menu. So far I haven't got disappointed for anything yet. They also have good coffee and decent brunch cocktail selections!
  • Monique N.heart icon on user image
    Monique NilsenNovember 28, 2018
    The Rasco chicken and waffle was delicious, a perfect brunch meal. The staff was incredible and not only allowed us to bring our dog but pampered him. We all had such a great time, we’ll be back ASAP.
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    Khanh LyJanuary 3, 2016
    Expect a queue around 1pm on Sunday, it's packed. Great food, good portions. But I was surprised to pay 7,50 for a tiny mimosa. Tip for the owners: do something about the ventilation in the kitchen!
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    Navel fluffJanuary 24, 2015
    The wild mushroom salad is incredibly delicious! But the place is crowded, the staff stressed me out and it's been chilly bc they insisted to keep the window open. Better reserve a table in the corner
  • Nikola R.heart icon on user image
    Nikola RApril 21, 2015
    Cute place with an interesting twist to an anglo-american brunch/lunch menu - guess you can't go wrong with whatever you order.Great chai latte and machiatto, Friendly staff as well.
  • Arnoldheart icon on user image
    ArnoldJune 22, 2014
    Perfect brunch spot! Great coffee and food; try the 'wentelteefjes'! Even without the bacon (and with bananas) they are delicious!!
  • Conor W.heart icon on user image
    Conor WyseMarch 24, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    This is *NOT* Starring at Jacob but KU Kitchen & Bar West. The Yakuza Chicken Karaage is excellent. And the Torikawa is amazing.
  • Katie W.heart icon on user image
    Katie WilsonOctober 24, 2016
    Fantastic coffee, and a nice variety of breakfasts including plenty of greens.
  • Edo C.heart icon on user image
    Edo CostaMarch 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely place for bruch, english atmosphere and good food. But: very crowded on sunday and some problem with the air system, you'll get out smelling like a tasty burger ;)
  • Gregory B.heart icon on user image
    Gregory BolkenstijnFebruary 12, 2016
    Really delicious food! Great for brunch or lunch. Nice place outside the center to have a good conversation.
  • Anastasia S.heart icon on user image
    Anastasia SaragaFebruary 20, 2019
    Top brunch place! Had the sophisticado and a flat white, both worth paying for! A reservation is a must as the place is super popular and busy
  • Leanne P.heart icon on user image
    Leanne PickeringOctober 31, 2016
    Food here is fab - well worth a visit but recommend reserving a table due to it being so popular!
  • Vedrana P.heart icon on user image
    Vedrana PlesticApril 20, 2019
    The brunch here is absolutely delicious and such a lovely atmosphere. One of the best brunches ever!
  • Martina B.heart icon on user image
    Martina BrusatoreSeptember 25, 2019
    Bestemmia breakfast ever. Many menu options,sweet or salty, healthy or veggie...the coffe is fine..and i am italian so i can be very poshlady
  • Arnoldheart icon on user image
    ArnoldMarch 20, 2015
    You need to try the Rasco: fried chicken, homemade waffles, a poached egg and maple syrup!
  • Robin B.heart icon on user image
    Robin BertelsJuly 18, 2018
    So many breakfast options to choose from! Pancakes, granola, toasts, eggs, bacon, ... Yummy.
  • Jim A.heart icon on user image
    Jim A.April 7, 2016
    There's a really good vibe hanging around here. And original food combinations which is becoming quite rare in hipster amsterdam. Have fun!
  • Steven C.heart icon on user image
    Steven CreightonApril 20, 2019
    So much yaaaaaaasssss in one place. This brunch was exceptional, I’m pretty sure it’s the best I’ve ever had!
  • Emilyheart icon on user image
    EmilyApril 12, 2017
    Great, fresh food. American brunch is their specialty and they did good!
  • Nelli P.heart icon on user image
    Nelli PellinenDecember 5, 2016
    The kimchi shakshuka is to die for! Pair it with Smoke in the Grass and you have yourself a perfect morning!
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    Ameen AqeelSeptember 18, 2016
    Most of the tips mentioned are spot on, Bloody Mary options, the Benedict was good, and the waffles had a great crisp to them.
  • Ada U.heart icon on user image
    Ada UbreziSeptember 10, 2017
    Monkey business!!!! Great French toast, as well as not so kosher Benny, loving it
  • Pedro M.heart icon on user image
    Pedro MarquesJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome brunch menu! Choose the All Around, its very good!
  • Jon E.
    Jon EshuijsMay 25, 2015
    Great place for lunch. Had the Jacob's omelette with extra bacon.. Delicious!
  • Marko&Jelena !.heart icon on user image
    Marko&Jelena !March 21, 2017
    Pulled pork brunch it's really good, on Sunday better make an reservation
  • Amalie H.heart icon on user image
    Amalie HougaardJune 3, 2017
    Cute place, nice people, good menu but food was a bit too hyped. Dry waffles and fresh but tasteless ceasar salad. I do recommend the fried chicken. That was absolutely heaven✌🏼
  • Robert G.
    Robert GaalApril 8, 2018
    If you want peace and quiet, this is the place to go because none of the servers will ever talk to you. Feel content as you sit around waiting to order for 30 minutes.
  • L L.heart icon on user image
    L LJuly 22, 2018
    awesome brunch, super friendly staff, outside space next to the gracht. best thing on a chill sunday
  • Stijn H.heart icon on user image
    Stijn HenricusSeptember 18, 2014
    Wonderful food ideas here. It all seems so delicious, however it kind of disappointed. I guess it's a must try for once. But I won't be coming back unless someone pays for me.
  • Jorisheart icon on user image
    JorisJanuary 12, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love it here! It has a really nice vibe. But wear old clothes because of the small open kitchen.
  • Anneheart icon on user image
    AnneNovember 1, 2013
    I love the eggs, preferably with the pancakes and maple syrup. Amazing. Pity they put 100 ice cubes in your fresh O.J.
  • Dean Z.heart icon on user image
    Dean ZappyFebruary 27, 2017
    Good breakfasts, but overpriced and usually a loooong wait on the weekend.
  • Chris R.heart icon on user image
    Decent brunch spot. The salad bowl was excellent. Lots of vegetarian options.
  • c.akeheart icon on user image
    c.akeJanuary 19, 2015
    Although service is sunday paced, their food is delish! Come when you have plenty of time to chill :)
  • Simon H.heart icon on user image
    Simon HughesAugust 29, 2015
    Everything's good. Actually, no, it isn't. It's all bloody excellent.
  • Donheart icon on user image
    DonSeptember 1, 2022
    Nice brunch place! I enjoyed the Rasco here, and it's a keeper!!
  • @ambarsurastriheart icon on user image
    @ambarsurastriJune 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hi there! Hungover? Can't think? Order bloody mary and Roscoe chicken and waffles with killer hotsauce. You'll feel better! Promise -x- @ambarsurastri
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SloanFebruary 7, 2016
    Fab brunch place with consistently tasty food. Get something savoury and try the awesome hot sauce!
  • Rion B.heart icon on user image
    Rion BrattigSeptember 18, 2016
    Come for Sunday Brunch. Enjoy a Bloody Mary - they have a secret recipe spice sauce.
  • Suhwa L.heart icon on user image
    Suhwa LeeJuly 16, 2018
    Brunches were delish and the view of the canal was amazing!
  • Yazmin G.heart icon on user image
    Yazmin GutierrezNovember 1, 2019
    Excellent coffee, food and atmosphere. I had the vegetarian breakfast and it was amazing.
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