This medium-sized lunchroom has seating for approximately 45, both indoors and outdoors. The ‘beans’ in the name refer to the coffee. The coffee beans are imported directly from growers in Panama. Only the best beans are selected. Biological bagels, with lots of toppings using mostly biological and sustainable produce, are on the menu. There is an extensive selection of sweet and savory bagels. One of the best bagels is the smoked wild salmon bagel with cream cheese, capers, and red onions. If you’re hungry for sweets, the homemade cheesecake, carrot cake or date cake are excellent choices. Delicious, fresh juices are served here too; they will give you a lovely vitamin shot.
Bagels & Beans was inspired by the colors of the French town Nice. While bagels are mostly known to be from the USA, the warm glow of Southern Europe is key here. The atmosphere is personal, with a bit of humor thrown in here and there. The look and feel is casual, full of atmosphere, warmth, and hygiene. Day-to-day visitors love to come back here in the afternoon for a lovely bit of cheesecake. The avocado-bagel and tuna melt do very well with the locals. Tourists from nearby hotels love to come in for breakfast, and local businesses love to come in and order their lunch. Everyone is welcome here.
Personal atmosphere and service, honest produce, anything goes. Just like de Pijp itself, there is a lot to do and find around the Ferdinand Bolstraat. There are a whopping 144 nationalities here, which means there is a wide selection of restaurants in all price ranges. The diversity in the offerings is huge, and you’ll find anything from kitsch to quality here. There are also famous cultural activities around here, such as musea and boat-tours, and in the side streets you’ll find the obligatory hip and creative companies.
Bagels & Beans on the Ferdinand Bolstraat is the very first Bagels & Beans. In 1996, Ronald Bakker & Ninande Thio started their business here. The atmosphere fit the Amsterdam neighborhood de Pijp perfectly. By now, Bagels & Beans has grown into a franchise with 50 locations, one of which is in Germany. On the Ferdinand Bolstraat, guests from way back when are still happy customers and the atmosphere is as personable as ever.