Pussy Galore // Stadsbranderij Noord – Amsterdam (NL)

This funky mishmash of young enterprises, including Kees Kraakman’s Stadsbranderij Noord, doubles as one of Noords best coffee and lunch spots

  • wifi:
    Yes
  • urls:
    Facebook
  • price check:
    Espresso: €2 / Flat White: €2,50
  • machine:
    Kees van der Westen Spirit
  • coffees on offer:
    various Espresso and filter roasts
  • milk:
    Campina

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PLACE IS NO LONGER OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Amsterdam Noord, for a long time, was a place that few people ventured to. It just wasn’t particularly interesting, bar the festivals that regularly take place at NSDM Werf. That was five years ago. Today Amsterdam Noord is easily one of the hippest parts of town and properties there have been soaring in demand and price.

You know you're come to the right place when you see this

You know you’re come to the right place when you see this

Lucky then, if you went there early on and established yourself as one of the neighbourhood’s coolest lunch and coffee places. It must be said though, Noord is a very large area, much bigger than De Pijp or Oud West for example and walking from the recently opened Adam tower to NDSM is easily a 30 minute walk.

Kees Kraakman

Kees Kraakman

Pussy Galore, conveniently located just around the corner from the Adam tower, The Eye Institute and the ferry to Centraal Station, is a wonderful and friendly institution that is part local hangout, co-working space and events center. Kees Kraakman, one of the city’s, if not the country’s most renowned coffee roasters has his HQ here and his excellent coffees are the reason why we love coming here.

Lunch is served

Lunch is served

His small but fine roastery, called Stadsbranderij Noord, is located just behind the café and occasionally you can hear the rattling from the roaster in the background while the beautiful smell of freshly roasted coffee fills the air outside the building.

Coffee roasting

Coffee roasting

The food here is strictly vegan, cooked in one go and offered as a very affordable set menu with different sizes according to your level of starvation. Kees also regularly hosts workshops and invites some of his long-term coffee producers to host cuppings when they happen to be passing through Amsterdam.

Full house

Full house

While Pussy Galore may be a bit out of the way if you’re near Museumplein or in Oost, it’s always worth a visit and conveniently located to Oedipus’ excellent brewery and the Cromhouthal nearby.

*this post was originally published in 2013 and some details may be out of date. We regularly update our posts but feel free to add corrections as comments.

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thecoffeevine said:

Hi there, I wasn't aware of that. Let me find out why. Regards

1620228lhmfe75 said:

the webshop is gone :( That is sad, ordered there one time and the coffee is delicious!

thecoffeevine said:

Hi Carlj Not sure what you're referring to. The place is still open for business but within their usual business hours only, of course :)

CarlJ said:

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