Traditional Dutch pub

In 1951 Charles Gruter bought “Savora” and gave it a new name: ‘Café Gruter’. He furnished it to his own taste and since then the design has changed little. A real ‘brown’ café; authentic and timeless.

In 60 years, Café Gruter became one of the most famous walk-in and meeting cafés of Amsterdam. Located between Vondelpark, the Concert Hall, Cornelis Schuijtstraat and Van Baerlestraat, Cafe Gruter is centrally located in the chic Oud Zuid. Yet it remains casual and unpretentious.

Famous in Amsterdam

In the morning, coffee with a newspaper; in the afternoon and evening you can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner with a large selection of specialty beers on tap on our sunny terrace.
Thursday and Friday the late afternoon drinks with croquette balls, beef sausage and Heineken beer are well known in Amsterdam.

The mix of locals, tourists and profesionals working nearby, make Café Gruter a place where everyone can feel at home and can enjoy a snack and a drink in good company.


  • Large range of beers on tap and a wide choice of bottled beers
  • Fine wines and bubbles by the glass and by the bottle
  • Special headbutts
  • Extensive choice of distilled
  • Coffee, tea and soft drinks

View our drinks menu below.

Drinks menuCocktails


  • Lunch menu from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Dinner from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Snacks and snacks throughout the day

View the current menus below.

Lunch menuSnacks menuDinner menu


We only take reservations for groups, larger than 10 persons. For further inquiries, please contact us by phone at 020 679 6252.

Terrace reservations

Our terrace is open.
We would love to welcome you for lunch, drinks and bites.
We don’t take reservations for our terrace.
We are looking forward to see you!


Afternoon drinks, a party or a birthday?

In Café Gruter almost everything is possible! We have a separate area with a bar for drinks and parties (Gruter II). If necessary we can always make room for you and your company in the main bar.

For more information or an appointment please contact us by e-mail or use the contact form.

You can also call us! We can be reached on +31 20 679 6252.

Reservation request

    Café Gruter is a traditional Dutch pub; authentic and timeless.