Café Proust is in one of the best locations imaginable: the charming Noordermarkt (Northern market). Locals from the Jordaan neighbourhood come here to drink coffee on market days but around about cocktail hour the clientele changes. In the moody interior with high ceilings there are students, estate agents, and yuppies shoulder-to-shoulder enjoying their beer. The menu includes simple dishes such as hearty salads, steak with pepper sauce and the fish dish of the day. On warm summer evenings the terrace is totally packed.