De Dutch specializes in breakfast, brunch and lunch, offering customers a unique blend of European ethnicity in their menu items.
Not my first choice, but is a place where I could go once in awhile. You are really paying anywhere from $7 - $15 for a large but slim type of pancake.....of course you can get alot of things in your pannekoek (ham, bacon, turkey, mushrooms etc......)
Personally for me it didn't fill me up, but then again I have gained so much weight that I don't get full as easily as someone who is slim.
I'd say it's definatly worth a try. I'll be back, but until I get rid of this excess weight I probably wouldn't come here for a meal (but if you are thin, then it might fill you up quickly.....as what happened to me not last time I ate at a De Dutch, but the time before)
We don't frequent the Dutch House for anything other than the pannakoeken, those thick crepe-like pancakes with all the toppings. Spread the fillings out, roll the pannakoeken up, dress it with butter, syrup or even ketchup and start in the middle with your knife and fork and work your way out. Always a nice break from the traditional breakfast fare.
The House is small, about a dozen tables, and quaintly decorated.The 3 of us got there about 830am on Easter Monday, only a few tables were occupied. Service was fast and efficient by the single, pleasant server. Strong, dark dutch coffee woke me up with a kick. We ordered the bratwurst and eggs pannakoeken, the banana and walnut pannakoeken, and the Canadian (bacon and eggs) pannakoeken. All were great in their own ways. My bratwurst was nicely seared but more like a european weiner than a German bratwurst. Still good, just different. The banana and walnut pannakoeken was excellent according to number 2 son who brought part home with him.
The bill for 3 was $64 with tip. A bit expensive for breakfast but you're paying in part for the pannakoeken experience.
I always enjoy the food here. It is filling but not heavy. It is delicious with a great number of choices on the menu. The only reason I chose such a low number for the ambiance is because this place although very cute is very, very tiny - not very comfortable unless you are a sardine and used to being squished. But they can't help it with this particular location.
With very little choice in this butt of North Van location, I ate breakfast here and will certainly never make the same mistake again. The shack like building is not particularly inviting and the sour faced server with an overdose of bad attitude was nowhere to be seen until I sat down at a table she made it obvious she didn't want me to take, then slammed the menu down on the table and went to the other end of the restaurant to play with her phone. Eventually took my order for BC Bene which came quickly but was uneatable - the salmon smelt and tasted rancid, poached eggs were undercooked to the point of being nearly raw, and the hollandaise sauce had a strange taste and globular appearance - dreadful, and undoubtedly the worst breakfast I have ever encountered, also expensive at over $20. I've eaten in other De Dutch restaurants before and enjoyed the food but this North Van location is really the pits.
We paid $50 for 3 people including tip for breakfast! I guess the numbers next to the food 10, 11, 12 etc were dollars. Did not find this out till payment time.
The food was ok but not anything that you couldn't get for half the price elsewhere.
Staff were efficient. The place was clean but still seemed a bit of a hole in the wall due to small size.
Used to eat here many years ago when I lived in North Van. Will not be anymore
don't get me wrong - I love the pannecoek restaurants. But why do they always have to be little hole in the walls when they know they can fill a huge location? It's usually what keeps us from going, knowing there's a 30 minute wait before being seated, than another 20 minutes for the food. Coquitlam has the right idea, they've got a HUGE seating area.
Prices have increased a lot in the last few years and it's no a longer a 'great deal'. We've found other places to go to that are just as nice with no huge lineups.
This place is way too expensive and the service is weak. You get what looks like alot of food but your breakfast comes with salad. I have been several times and never once had my coffee refilled. The girls who serve here are too busy chatting about there weekend or boyfriends to notice. Dont waste your money there are better breakfast places like 80's or the Lynnwood that are way cheaper and better food
I can tell you that the Pannekoeks here are like the ones I had while in Amsterdam. This place is a great place for a brunch if you're hungry and want some good quality volume. The service was just fine and the food was good. Not too much more to it.