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Dutch Wooden Shoe Cafe

3292 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 874-0922
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Ranked #312 of 2,810 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $15 - $21
Cuisines: Dutch
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Love the pancakes and all the great food here. The service can feel a bit slow at times because this place is so popular, but I still give it 5 out of 5 because the overall atmosphere and the food is just sooo good. Enjoy!!

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I visited for a business breakfast and was very pleased with the experience. The decor is flat out Dutch paraphernalia from wall-to-wall. The service was near perfect. The coffee bottomless, and the food was very good. This isn't the Ritz, but the result is great.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Friendly staff, novel and interesting cuisine, and huge plates of food make for excellent value. Definitely try one of the Dutch Indonesian dishes for a taste of something different.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

I really like how this restaurant makes their Apple Sugar Cinnamon and Whipped Cream pannekoeken. They dice the apples then cook them in the batter. I had this same dish at a few places in Amsterdam and its not quite the same. Often the apples are just a few slices and they are placed on top. This has been a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Every time I visit Vancouver I have to go to the Wooden Shoe (There is a photo of my husband and I on the wall as we used to be regulars when we lived in Vancouver)! The number 20 is my favorite and it's always better when John (the owner) is in the kitchen. I love this place!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The Dutch Wooden Shoe Cafe is accurately described as a grungy hole-in-the-wall... maybe a little more grungy than I'd prefer my food to be served from. I'm told people rave about the pannekoek served there (not a fan of pancakes myself), but without question I'll believe the urban legend as the pannekoek listing can't be described as anything less than... More

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Top Contributor
256 reviews 256 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Loved eating breakfast here. The waitress was super friendly and the food was delicious. The restaurant was quaint I'll definitely be back.

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Victoria, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have been many times in the past to this pancake house. It's a great place to meet friends for brunch, especially with kids. This time we took some friends who were visiting from out of town. The decor is a bit run down and poky. It's simply 4 corridors with glass cabinets filled with collections of beer glasses and... More

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Ontario, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

While I hear mixed reviews of this place from friends, I've always had a soft spot for the Dutch Wooden Shoe, and I eat here every time I'm in Vancouver. It's a bit of a grungy, hole-in-the-wall type of breakfast joint, but I always leave satisfied. I think the key is that this place is only really good for its... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011 via mobile

One of the beat dutch pancake restaurants I have ever been to. Worth many visits!!!

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