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An old-style Amsterdam cafe on the corner of the Nine Streets shopping enclave and overlooking the canal, this place positively bursts at the seams with local workers at lunchtime. Grab a table for an all-day breakfast or a Dutch snack of croquettes or bitterballen washed down with an excellent espresso; take a rain check on the acidic house wine and try a local beer instead. If you don't fancy sharing a table, join the line for takeaway sandwiches piled high with salami and salad.