9 November 2018


Public Space opened two months ago in Amsterdam-Noord, directly behind the Adam Tower and the Eye Film Museum.


Public Space

A neighborhood under construction, but still within walking distance from the ferry to the other side of the IJ, made it clear to the three owners that this had to be the place to open Public Space. I spoke with one of the owners, David Gillies, who grew up in England and has Scottish and South African roots. Public Space is located on the ground floor of a residential building, next to the Albert Heijn. It is a place where everyone is welcome. Whether they come to work with their laptop or come to enjoy lunch.



The coffee bar plays a central role. They now serve coffee from Fuku by Lex Wenneker, but that doesn’t mean they always associate themselves with an Amsterdam coffee brand. Drop Coffee from Stockholm, for example, is also one of the brands they work with. Apart from coffee they also serve lunch, which according to one of my readers on Instagram is a must because the chef is Indonesian and he prepares the most delicious dishes. I’ve not tried lunch myself because I was there at 11 o’clock in the morning, but I can say: order the banana bread because it is also excellent.



The interior is industrial with plants and many Mid-Century inspired furniture pieces. Done by Habitats of People, an interior studio from Amsterdam that also took care of Mooie Boules and the Maker Café. Their residential project Weteringsschans is also fantastic (take a look at it here).


Check out: www.publicspace.amsterdam




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