Situated near central station but on the always lovely canals: Baton. On the corner of the Herengracht and the Herenstraat there is a very nice lunch café with a beautiful terrace. You have to be lucky and patient to get a spot near the water on the terrace but it’s definitely worth the wait. They have a broad menu with rich  and good sandwiches. The café latte is always prepared right and the fresh juice is really fresh. If you want to escape the busy Damsquare and central station and surroundings this is a 5 min walk from both big tourist spots. Tip: Or go to lunch here really early around noon or go around 1.30 or 2 o’clock. You have more chance at a table near the water where all the Canal boats and local boats float by. Service is good, not excellent, and the value for money is pretty good if you taste the high quality food over here!