Mini Maatje: Black-owned restaurants in Amsterdam

Did someone say food?

Whether you’re after chicken and waffles, ackee and saltfish, or vegan pom, Amsterdam is home to excellent Black-owned restaurants, cafés and brunch spots.

We’re obsessed with exploring delicious things to eat in Amsterdam while supporting local, BIPOC-owned businesses.

Mini Maatje’s Editor, Amsterdam-based travel writer Lily Heaton, highlights some of the best restaurants in Amsterdam. Making the selection made for an appetising challenge!

Check out this list of her favourite Black-owned restaurants in Amsterdam where you can enjoy a tasty bite while supporting the community.

TerraZen Centre

Sint Jacobsstraat 19-H


A family-run vegan café serving a tasty and unique menu of Caribbean and Japanese dishes with a twist. Their karaage bowls and lunch specials are the truth.

Water en Brood

Nieuwe Kerkstraat 84


Experience “good food and no bullshit” at this intimate family run café with bespoke cocktails and brunch inspired by their Surinamese roots. You can rent bikes here too!

Reggae Rita’s

Nieuwe Kerkstraat 84


Enjoy authentic Jamaican food in Amsterdam, this pop-up restaurant offers West Indian cuisine along with fun events and live music.


Amstelveenseweg 53


Art, music and a taste of the tropics mix at this bar nestled along the south side of Vondelpark serving Afro-Caribbean dishes and bespoke cocktails.


Van Woustraat 110


Vegan soul food inspired by African, Caribbean and Southern US cuisine. Their menu includes classics like milkshakes, roti, kapsalon and plant-based chicken and waffles.

The Pom Bar

Cabralstraat 49-H


This family-run spot specialises in Creole-Surinamese dishes with a twist, including daily specials, vegan options and tasty meal boxes to-go.

Locals Coffee

Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 27-H


Experience a cosy neighbourhood vibe at this welcoming café serving everything from coffee to brunch with a lovely view of De Pijp.


Ruysdaelstraat 48


Omnivores and vegans unite at this restaurant where seasonal produce, locally sourced ingredients and veggies take the spotlight.

More, please!

Discover a variety of Black-owned restaurants, shops and venues across Amsterdam in Mini Maatje. You’ll find this in Journal 001.

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We love supporting local business and we are always on the lookout for more BIPOC-owned locations in Amsterdam and beyond.

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Want a physical copy of our first Mini Maatje map of Black-owned businesses in Amsterdam? 

You’ll find it in the centre of Journal 001.


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