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Published September 12th 2012
One Sunday morning, my husband and I drove up to Mt Tamborine and went to the local markets and then walked along the strip.
After spending a bit at the markets and in some of the stores (mainly my fault) we wanted to have a quick bite to eat.
Don't get me wrong, the main strip of Mt Tamborine is lovely but the food is SO expensive, unless you want to just have a piece of fudge to suppress your appetite (not a bad idea though).
We walked back towards the markets in hope that they were still open and had some stalls still set up when we came upon a sign advertising the Dutch Bite Cafe.
It's actually in Eagle Heights, but it's about a 5 minute walk from the strip down Eagle Heights Road.
We were pleasantly surprised when we came up to the cafe and saw that they had parking out the front and a quaint little house type set-up. Outside is also a little Clog Barn that sells souvenirs in the form of Clogs, Utensils, Candy etc.The actual cafe sells more on the food side - sauces, chocolate etc.
My husband and I were served by the owner, who was a lovely and helpful man and suggested I try the Kroketten and my husband try the Amsterdam Burger.
We took a little Clog number 1 for our order and sat on the comfortable and quiet verandah at big wooden tables and enjoyed the smells wafting out of the kitchen.
The food came out in a relatively short time and it was absolutely amazing. It was fresh and, although I imagine not the healthiest choices, seemingly low fat and lean. I'll make special mention and say that the mustard on the Kroketten was delicious and my husband ate his burger in no time (usually a good sign).
The service was friendly and efficient, the atmosphere was homely and quiet and the prices were decent with good food portions.
Everyone around us seemed to enjoy their food and it was nice to see the owner going from table to table, making people laugh and asking for any feedback.
I would definitely recommend this for a family, friends or even just a couple and the next time I go I'm trying the Poffertjes, Stroopwafels, Pancakes - leave room for dessert, that's all I'm saying!
Please note that the Dutch Bite Cafe has been sold to us on 1st October 2014. Could you kindly update the details as we are open from Thursday to Sunday (9am to 3pm). Menu still the same - gift shop has more items (i.e. South African groceries, etc). The contact number is 0404 622 206.
Manager - Dutch Bite Cafe