Right here in my hood there's a city staple for great breakfast called The Dutch Wooden Shoe Cafe. I went with a bunch of friends that live in the hood but amongst them a good friend and his uncle that have lived in these parts their whole lives. Was nice to go with some serious locals.
The interior and atmosphere is the big draw to this spot. Every inch of the walls are covered with dutch souvenirs and photos of regulars who have been frequenting this establishment for years. Huge collections of beer mugs and wooden clogs. Lots to look at while you wait for your food to arrive.
The food is pretty good as far as breakfasts go. The portions are quite large and the food come pretty fast for how crowded this place is. We all got different dishes with 'speck' (a juniper flavored ham). I personally got the Eggs Benedict w/ Speck. The hollandaise sauce was good on the benny's and the hash browns were gone in no time. All the breakies are about $8.50-$10.50. I really liked how everyone's coffee mugs were different. The service is very friendly and added to the atmosphere of the place.
I have heard that this establishment is the original restaurant that lead to the chain of De Dutch Pannekoek House. De Dutch has some good breaky as well but can't touch the kitchy homestyle feel of the Wooden Shoe.
Dutch Woodedn Shoe Cafe
3292 Cambie St.
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