Submitted Monday, February 16, 2009 - 5:30pm [Dine in]
Went in for breakfast later in the morning, after the rush. Seated right away by a friendly waitress and had our drinks in another minute or two. Once the food came, however, it was all down hill from there. Mrs. Flavour_lover had the perogy pannekoek with onion and bacon mixed in and chedder cheese on top with sour cream on the side. Not bad for the adventurous; she was not that impressed when compared to the original Dutch wooden shoe cafe on Cambie we had enjoyed just 2 days before.
That is the best of the review. For myself I ordered the farmers pannekoek with 3 types of meat and 2 eggs with hollandaise. The pannekoek was burned as were the bratwurst and the meats were not well flavoured, and seemed quite processed. It deserved a rating of 1 for the food unless burned is the flvour you are seeking. Add to that the bland hollandaise and the only saving grace was the 2 eggs were cooked as requested, sunny side up, and not burned.
As to value burned is not worth paying for and a rating of 1 is more than it deserves.
We will stick to the original dutch woden shoe and the consistent level of quality and flavour that were completely absent from this location.
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Submitted Monday, February 16, 2009 - 5:10pm [Dine in]
Walk into Zako's and find the flavour of Montreal, here in the heart of the west coast. After staring at the chalk menu board for a moment the friendly counter person swooped in to explain their tasty offerings. It was the lure of Montreal smoked meat that brought us in, and hearing it was our first visit she immediately sliced up a large sample of some of the most tender, melt in your mouth meat that has ever passed my lips. Great flavour and at that first bite I was hooked. With three sizes of sandwich, (all under $10) there is one for every appetite. If you are not up for those slices of heaven they have fantastic steamed hotdogs and even their own rendition of Poutine with montreal smoked meat.
Only criticism, the coleslaw lacked a memorable flavour and was quite crunchy.
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