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Dutch Wooden Shoe Cafe

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Shaughnessy
Dutch, European
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3292 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 874-0922
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Great filling breakfast with interesting Dutch kitschy decor. Loved the authentic Dutch menu and fusion style breakfast choices. First Dutch restaurant even though it's mainly just breakfast it's worth trying. It's a diverse menu with even some curry and other unexpected variations on breakfast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Cathy W
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Great filling breakfast with interesting Dutch kitschy decor. Loved the authentic Dutch menu and fusion style breakfast choices. First Dutch restaurant even though it's mainly just breakfast it's worth trying. It's a diverse menu with even some curry and other unexpected variations on breakfast foods. Loooove the strong tasty coffee and wow, super fast meals. Very friendly staff and might... More 

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Thank Cathy W
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

My first time here, the menu was quite overwhelming because it's so lengthy with so many choices! I ended up getting the Dutchman style breakfast platter with spek (dutch bacon) including 2 eggs, toast, salad and hash browns for $9.95. I didn't want the hash browns and was able to get extra salad instead and it was all very hearty... More 

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Thank Kim T
Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Dutch Wooden Shoe is an old school breakfast place on Cambie. The ambiance a little divey; it hasn't changed much since it opened in the '70s I'm sure - and it's a little dark in here. I'm not usually one for changing old eateries, but they would be well served to create bigger windows in the front. Two reasons -... More 

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Thank jay s
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

So this is my new favourite breakfast! Too bad I don't live anywhere nearby. Tons of options (sweet and savoury), quick service and wonderfully quirky atmosphere.

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Thank sapphie86
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

this place has been around for as long as I can remember. very nondescript entrance and I've often driven past it thinking it was further down the street. easy enough to get seating on a weekend if you get their as they open at 8 but it quickly fills up by 9. big menu! but I usually stick to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

love this strange place. Reminds me of my basement in the early 1980s; faux wood panelling. The food is good and filling. Great brunch place and open early on weekdays too! Too many choices in my opinion. I always get the hash.

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Thank googlywoogly
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The menu is one of the largest I have ever seen. Ordered a pannekoek and eggs hollandaise scramble that comes with raisin toast and an authentic apple sauce. Both were incredible! Service was average, decor is older but gives the restaurant charm. Definitely will be returning.

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1 Thank pancakes21901
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

If I ever wake up wishing that I am in Amsterdam, I make my way to this fun little joint and enjoy a pannekoek. This place is so much better than De Dutch, it's got a really homey feel and the service is excellent. Whether you want something sweet or savoury this makes my top 5 breakfasts in Vancouver. If... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3292 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighborhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: (604) 874-0922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 21
  • Cuisine: Dutch, European

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Staying in Shaughnessy

Neighborhood Profile
Shaughnessy
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.