I reviewed the Amsterdam a few months ago, and noted at the time that we very much enjoyed our visit, but complained about the chilly annex. The manager responded promptly, and said he had installed a proper stove.
We returned on a chilly February morning, and indeed there is now a cozy stove which solves the problem. Thank you!!
The Amsterdam still has a great menu -- all the "standard" breakfast dishes, plus the unusual Dutch pannekoek specialties. The service is as pleasant as ever, so i wish I could say that I loved the place.
Unfortunately, there were some distracting annoyances; The plates were ice-cold, which of course meant the egg dishes cooled off very rapidly; this is so easy to fix, please pre-heat the plates in winter! Also i did not care for the hash browns which were almost surely deep-fried commercial potatoes rather than made from scratch, or for the orange juice (with ice cubes, why?) which was pretty average and certainly not fresh-squeezed.
Finally, the prices: An omelet costs (if memory serves) $ 7.50. But that is just for the eggs. Ham and cheese were $3 extra, each, for a total of over $13, which seems a bit pricey. However I loved the fact that this price included an extremely generous and interesting selection of fresh fruit.
All in all, this is still my favourite breakfast place in Kamloops. And they do lunch and dinner as well, of course. I just hope they will try and fix the little problems.
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