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Angelina's Restaurant: Dutch Pannekoeken and the fruit bowl of your dreams

Hanna McLean Mar 27, 2017 4:30 am 2,010

While there are many breakfast spots in New Westminster where you can enjoy your first meal of the day, there are none quite like Angelina’s Restaurant.

Seriously, the dishes from this spot will have you exclaiming “Holy Pannekoeken!” before the plates even reach your table.

Known for their stellar fruit spreads, waffles, pancakes, French toast, and sweet and savoury Pannekoeken (Dutch pancakes), this family-run all-day breakfast spot is tucked into The Quay on the Fraser River, and it’s been a local favourite since it opened back in 2002.

Savoury Dutch Pannekoeken (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Staff here say the most popular dishes here tend to be the big ones, and Angelina’s doesn’t cheap out on portions, so it’s easy to see why. Every dish could easily become a share plate or leftover second meal, too.

When you order a Pannekoeken platter you’ll be presented with a Dutch pancake that is roughly the same size as the large white plates it’s served on. This kind of pancake is larger and thiner than a traditional American one, but not as thin as a crêpe.

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The savoury and sweet Pannekoeken platters either come with a selection of breakfast meats (ham, bacon, bratwurst) and eggs with hollandaise or a generous amount of fruit with icing sugar and real maple syrup, or Dutch Stroop. Prices for this specialty range from $8 to $15 – which considering how much food you get, is a super reasonable amount.

The menu explicitly warns this dish is “Not for the faint of heart” – but we would also say The Big Breakfast isn’t for the faint of heart either. A combo of meats, toast, fruits, and baby potatoes (which are roasted to perfection, by the way) make up this classic order at Angelina’s.

The Big Breakfast (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

If the gargantuan portions are intimidating, no worries – Angelina’s has a selection of classic dishes like their three egg Dutch-style omelettes and Eggs Benedicts that are completely manageable for the average hungry breakfast-goer. These selections come with fruit and potatoes, and the varieties include vegetarian options as well.

Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon Benny (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon Benny (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

The fruit bowl here is next-level; it’s not the typical melon-apple-grape disappointment you’re used to getting at that chain breakfast spot – this selection can be described as nothing other than stellar.

With kiwi, blood orange, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries to name a few, this dish is a colourful vision that is 100% a must-order just based on presentation alone.

Patrons can expect that same epic fruit spread on top of the waffles they order. Angelina’s provides Stroop, Dutch syrup, alongside the real maple, giving diners the chance to douse their treat with a thicker, more molasses-tasting version of the waffle topping.

Fruit Bowl (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Angelina’s may do all day brekkie, but this Quayside Drive spot also does a mean lunch, and offers a list of burgers, wraps, and salads, and soups for around $10 and under.

With this insane selection of dishes and a price point that doesn’t break the bank – it’s not hard to see why this quant Dutch corner is a go-to spot for locals in New West and a must-hit spot for those visiting from Vancouver too.

Angelina’s is open weekdays from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm and weekends from 6:30 am to 3 pm.

Hanna McLean/Daily Hive

Angelina’s Restaurant

Address: 960 Quayside Drive, Unit 115, New Westminster
Instagram: @angelinasnw

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