Angelina’s Dutch Corner: Good Food and Slow Service
It’s been a number of years since my last visit to Angelina’s Dutch Corner but they’ve recently moved into a new location at the River Market at the Quay. I’ve got to admit that I like their new digs… much more open, airy, and bright compared to their last location. The only bad thing here is that the noise inside the restaurant seems to echo and amplify making for a loud din.
On this first revisit, I decided to get The Big Bennie ($17) which comes with bacon, sausage, ham, and turkey bacon along with a generous fruit bowl. For my poached eggs, I asked for medium (they said their medium would be a bit runny in the yolk) and one of the eggs was pretty good with a creamy, slightly runny yolk. But the other egg was slightly overdone. Still, this was a nice benny and the herbed potatoes turned out quite well too.
There were so many different types of fruit in the fruit bowl… orange, kiwi, mango, strawberry, blueberry, cherry, peach, grape, pineapple, honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, berries….
Although I’m not a vegetarian, I thought I’d give their Vegetarian Benedict ($15) a try. It comes with spinach, tomato, avocado, havarti and poached eggs. This was actually pretty good and I was surprised that I didn’t miss the meat. Again, a solid selection of fruit in the accompanying fruit cup.
Okay, so you knew that IT would eventually show up… and by “IT” I mean the Big Pannekoek ($18). While you’ve probably heard of pannekoek from that other Dutch breakfast joint, you should give the one at Angelina a try. They weren’t kidding… this is huge. The feather-lite crepe-like pannekoek is topped with an ample supply of meat (yeah, I know I did a complete 180 from the Veggie Benny that I had before) with the likes of ham, bacon, sausage patty, bratwurst, and eggs… all served with some hollandaise sauce on the side. Definitely enjoyed the crisp bacon here.
Came back on a weekend and ordered the Fully Loaded Hash ($16) and Fresh Fruit French Toast ($17) with some Hot Chocolate. Now, I know that hash is, well, hashed up. But they weren’t kidding… all of the ingredients in the hash were chopped up so it was difficult to tell what everything was. I guess that’s the point. But I did really like the edam cheese as well as the sourdough toast.
Okay, the thing to know about Angelina’s is they are quite popular so it always seems busy here. Even on a weekday lunch, service is slow despite how many people they have working here. If you’re coming here on a weekend for breakfast/brunch… expect things to be slow… like really, really slow. That being said, the food is good and I’d come back just for the fresh fruit cup the accompanies many of their dishes.
810 Quayside Drive (River Market at the Quay)
New Westminster, BC
Posted on October 9, 2019, in Breakfast, Brunch, Dutch, Restaurant Review and tagged Breakfast, Brunch, Dutch, Eggs Benedict, Food, French Toast, Fresh Fruit, Hash, New Westminster, Pannekoek, restaurant review, River Market, Vegetarian. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.