HOT: Amsterdam Street, 1 Amsterdam St, Richmond

Despite its bright red frontage, Amsterdam Street is not the kind of cafe you will tend to stumble across because it’s tucked off Church Street. But as a result it’s the perfect place hide by yourself to relax with the weekend papers.

They have an extensive all day breakfast menu and for lunch they also offer simple sandwiches, wraps and burgers. Being on a bit of a health kick I decided on a wrap with marinated tofu, grilled pumpkin, capsicum and spinach ($11.50). It was a very substantial sandwich and the crunchy toasted wrap contrasted nicely with the relatively mushy ingredients inside and the peanutty (though not particularly authentic) satay sauce.

The health kick was short-lived. As I follow Sugadeaux on Twitter I knew that she delivered cupcakes to Amsterdam Street so of course I had to try one. It was a moist chocolate cupcake topped with a crown of cream cheese icing (which I prefer over a large slather covering the whole cake) and a nice sweet treat to end my lunch ($4.50).

The cheerfully decorated café seems to be the kind of place which encourages lingering, with multiple copies of the newspapers and magazines, friendly service and no sense of being hurried out after your meal. I like it.

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9 thoughts on “HOT: Amsterdam Street, 1 Amsterdam St, Richmond

    • Hi Ashley

      Hmm, I’m not sure whether they provide gluten free wraps or other dishes – unfortunately their menu is not online so can’t check. On a weekend their breakfasts do seem to run all day, so there’s always the breakfast eggs-for-lunch option…

      Jetsetting Joyce

    • Hi msihua

      It was large but yes I did finish it…and with room for dessert! But I did linger over the paper for about 2 hours so had plenty of time to digest….

      Jetsetting Joyce

    • Hi Maria

      I highly recommend the toasted wrap – filling, tasty and reasonably priced. How do you rate the cupcakes? You seem like a bit of a cupcake expert by your post title :)

      Jetsetting Joyce

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  2. I visit Amsterdam st Cafe every time I’m in Melbourne on Saturday morning for the “stay a little long breakfast” my fav is the french toast. the serve is enough for 2 if I ever wanted to share!!! it as goes really well with the paper and few cups of coffee. I’ll be flying in from Alice NT next week and have already made a date to meet people in Amsterdam street yeah!! Jed and Angie are great hosts.

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