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HOT: Amsterdam Street, 1 Amsterdam St, Richmond

 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.

 HOT: Amsterdam Street, 1 Amsterdam St, Richmond

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).

 HOT: Amsterdam Street, 1 Amsterdam St, Richmond

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 comments for “HOT: Amsterdam Street, 1 Amsterdam St, Richmond”

  1. Ah alas, another place I have heard of but have not yet had the opportunity to try! Wrap looks delicious, would there be other options for those with gluten intolerances? :]
    .-= Ashley Ng´s last blog ..St Jude’s Cellars =-.

    Posted by Ashley Ng
    Twitter: squeewubs
    | May 3, 2010, 10:26 am
    • 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

      Posted by Jetsetting Joyce | May 3, 2010, 12:09 pm
  2. That looks like a huge wrap!! Could you / Did you finish it?
    .-= msihua´s last blog ..Les Petit Truffe @ Carnegie =-.

    Posted by msihua
    Twitter: msihua
    | May 3, 2010, 1:23 pm
  3. I’ve been here before to try cupcakes, but never to eat. Your toasted wrap actually looks quite tasty. I’ll have to give it a go for lunch next time!
    .-= Maria@TheGourmetChallenge´s last blog ..Cupcake Fun! =-.

    Posted by Maria@TheGourmetChallenge | May 3, 2010, 2:13 pm
  4. Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!

    Posted by forex robot | May 13, 2010, 3:41 pm
  5. [...] I had read positive things about Amsterdam St cafe on Melbourne Gastronome and more recently MEL Hot or Not, as a plus, the lovely Sugadeaux supplies the cafe with her gorgeous cupcakes (although, [...]

    Posted by "…it pleases us" » Blog Archive » Amsterdam st cafe: breakfast joy | June 3, 2010, 6:36 am
  6. 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.

    Posted by Nellie | March 16, 2011, 4:34 pm

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