The name may sounds like a café cum dance place, yet according to the humble, soft spoken and polite Mr. Sun, it was named Café Cha Cha without any specific reasons but a fun, friendly and easy name for everyone to remember. Despite this, Café Cha Cha will turn into a proper evening bar with funky music playing for patrons to get into the groove with their house signature cocktails and crafted breweries from around the region.
Residing in a traditional old Dutch building that is over 500 years old, Café Cha Cha interior can be described as shabby chic, with treated concrete walls that have a rough paint finish that is very appealing. Walls are decorated with a lot of old vintage artwork, framed photos and posters that on closer inspection are very attractive with eye-catching images and a great deal of humour.
The ceiling is pressed tin and the long mirror bar and countertop runs the full length of the café with a wide selection of beers on tap and liquors well organized on display. A good mix of high tables with stools and traditional tables overall, it has a very friendly unpretentious cozy cool vibe. Parquet flooring adds some warmth along with throw cushions on the window seats and alfresco seating is the most popular by demand during summer.
Arty whimsical interior settings may easily move and shift your mood as the day progresses, as it stay open until the wee small hour on the weekend and they up the amp factor for music later in the day, but kick off at 11am with soft, easy listening music. Café Cha Cha focuses on simple yet well cooked elevated café slash bar snack food and platters as well as quick bites where Mr. Sun manages the kitchen by himself to ensure his food is delivered with that umami flavour.
Indian Pale Ale and Affligem
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The food falls into that category of bar “categorized” food in a roundabout way, but the flavours and quality of ingredients are very elevated, so must be enjoyed. As previously mentioned, the perfect accompaniment is beer and they have a few good ones to consider, which we could not help but enjoy the India Pale Ale and Affligem. While tourists discover Café Cha Cha by chance, the locals should reacquaint themselves with this hangout, as the quality of Café Cha Cha’s cooking is certainly more than just regular bar snacks, as well as with a great price that will surprise you!
1012 KM Amsterdam