We got up really early the morning we were driving home and found a place called Dutch Bakery and Diner
which wasn't too far from our hotel. We decided to try them, and it worked out great as street parking was free still when we went!
We sat down and we were greeted by the friendliest staff, and it felt like you were in an old town diner once you got there. It was fantastic!! The menu wasn't extensive, but the selection was still great!
I decided I would have their Uitsmyter
which sounded "Dutch" to me, and I tried to get it as traditional as possible. Turns out, I ordered a giant silly face - ham and egg open faced sandwich with some hashbrowns! It tasted great and it was fun to eat the entire face up!
We also ordered something more standard to our culture, their Full Breakfast
which was either ham or bacon, and in our case it was bacon, with eggs, hashbrowns and toast! Just because it sounds simple though, that's where it's important to have a good recipe and skills making it and they did an excellent job here!
Our breakfast was so amazing, we decided to grab a few treats for our ferry back to the mainland!! The bakery was a lot of fun, like any bakery really, but this one had so much stuff! I got a Chocolate Croissant
to go and I actually ate it at the ferry terminal. It didn't make it on board as it looked and smelled so amazing! It was delicious and the chocolate they used was decadent, but not so rich where I don't like it! The texture was pretty good too, and I'm sure it would have been better had I enjoyed it at the diner.
We got another croissant as well, a savoury one, their Ham and Cheese Croissant
and we got this as it was unique. Instead of plain or cheese, it had ham in it. It was actually amazing and as I'm writing about it now, I kind of wish I had one! The texture of this croissant was better actually, and with the ham and cheese, it was perfection! It doesn't look like much, but she's a gooder!
The final thing we bought on our way out was what they called a Flying Saucer Cookie
and I got it because of the name. I took a bite of this and I fell in love! There's nothing called "Flying Saucer" on the internet as I wanted to know more about it or prehaps try to make it. It's got almond on it and a little filling. It was absolutely amazing, unique, and special! I really enjoyed it! So, be sure to stop by here for some flying saucers!!
Overall, this was one of the best and unique bakeries I've been to as it's a bakery and diner mix! The food and service was amazing, the prices was fair as I found everything in Victoria just a tad more expensive. But the memories of the food we had here and the experience of flying saucers, it was worth it!
Dutch Bakery and Diner
718 Fort Street