The Old West (Oud West) suburb of Amsterdam is undergoing something of a regeneration. Leafy and near the Vondelpark, there are similarities to Oud Zuid (Old South) to the, erm, south of the park. The main difference is the wealth gap; west is livable, the south is for the 1%.
BOSCO is one of a suite of new cafe-bars in Old West. They can be ten-to-the-penny, but BOSCO enjoys a frontage onto a square (plein); rare in these parts. If you want to see where the locals live and what they eat (likely to be brown) then pop down to BOSCO.