Billy Bear: You just have to eat the Spare ribs
This american style bar, serves the best Spare Ribs I've been served on this side of the Atlantic ocean.
You can get 4 different kinds or one plate with half a rack of each kind.
This is really much food for quite low price!!
I been there every time I've been to Delft (6 times) and have neer been disapointed.
I've brought a lot of friends there too.
Just go there!!
Favorite Dish: Spare Ribs plate
Kleywegs Stads Koffy Huis: Great taste, great ideas
Right from the start, I loved this place! It looks so old and traditional from the outside, just what the tourist is looking for. Inside it looks like a museum, with stuff from long time ago everywhere. The place is full of people, locals, all ages, people alone with their newspapers, couples, families.
Are they coming because of the pancake lottery? You get a ticket with a number with your pancake - if it ends in 00, you don't have to pay.
Are they coming because of the words of wisdom they get with their "Delftse Leut", a special coffee - you can read some words of wisdom on their webpage as well, and you can send in some of your wise words!
Favorite Dish: Pancake with cheese and pineapple.
- Food and Dining
Café Luch Diner Vlaanderen: they are probably running for a Michelin Star!
Vlaanderen is a café and restaurant, located on the Delft Animal Market (Beestenmarkt), THE square for a nice cup of coffee. During summer, you can sit outside on the terrace and even bring your laptop to do some working (a wireless internet connection is available both inside and on the terrace). Inside, you can sit in the restaurant and in the wintergarden (roofed with glass). Food is excellent - varying from French and Italian classics to the chef's own inventions. Every 3 months the menu changes.
Favorite Dish: that's difficult coz everything is so tasteful. I really liked the guinea fowl with foamy green pea sauce. Their vegetarian dishes are very good, too.
- Historical Travel
Mai Thai: Worst Thai ever eaten
Disappointment was the theme of the evening at the Mai Thai Restaurant. Our mouths were watering for satay pork, lemon grass soup and king prawns in a hot green curry sauce. Instead, we got cold rice, freezer burned shrimp and a curry sauce I've not tasted, even in Thailand. Small cold fishcakes that were over cooked for an appetizer should have sent off alarm bells. The bill for two people was 75 Euros, a rip off for such bad food. But like a good dubie, I paid and left, vowing to write a nasty article about this restaurant somewhere.
Favorite Dish: The beer.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Business Travel
De Nonnerie: Hidden treasures
When you're at the Nonnerie and you have to go to the toilet.. be in for a suprise. You'll have to cross the inner court to get there. In summer this inner court is a terrass but in winter you're not prepared for this. So i actually went twice since i didn't bring my camera the first time...
- Historical Travel
De Nonnerie: So far my most favorite place in Delft
The location is superb. De Nonnerie (the Nunnery) is located in the old cellars of the Prinsenhof. And in summer you can sit outside when they have a terrass at the inner court. Anyway, you'll sit between ages and ages of history...
But apart form the location, they also have delicious food on the menu for brunch/lunch as we found out...
Opened on tuesday-friday 10.30 till 17.00
Saturday and sunday from 11.30 till 17.00
SPEAKERS: They have Salsa Dancing Lessons
Great music. Visual event!
Discovery Dance night and parties from discos, 70's, 80's 90's, Latin beats,etc. Differetn DJ's in different events.
Salsa Sunday (Salsa-Merengue-Bachata) for an entree: 5 euro
Free Professional Salsa Lessons from 3:00 pm -4:00 pm.
Favorite Dish: Just here for Drinks.
This lunchroom has a really pleasent atmosphere. It is almost like it's in a cave or a huge cellar. This is because the restaurant is located inside the old monestary. De Nonnerie is part of the restaurant called De Prinsenkelder. You can have a light snack, a sandwich or some pasta here, and of course a n ice cup of coffee or tea.
Favorite Dish: I loved the Kwarktaar, which is a lot like cheesecake.
De Nonnerie: coffee and lunchhouse
it in a old kind of cellar with i think the name is arches.
tuesday-friday 10.30 - 1700
sat+sunday 11.30 - 17.00
Favorite Dish: we had some drinks here.
josé had a brie (kind of french cheese) and chorizo toast.
Place to eat
In Delft, you will find a wide variety of restaurants. Because of the large choice of restaurants, there really is something of everybody's liking. You can choose from several culinary specialties from all over the world. There also is a diversity in atmosphere and prices.
Lunchroom Leonidas: Lunchroom Leonidas
Passing along this chocolate shop we noticed that they had a lovely lunchroom attached. In the back sliding windows that came out on a lovely garden with nice grown up trees and lots of flowers. A pleasant surprise in the city centre.
Favorite Dish: We just had afternoon coffee there.
Some people were enjoying a real treat: a pot of tea/coffee with a plate of different scones/pastries/chocolates. Looked very yummie ...
Kleyweg's Stads-Koffyhuis: Kleyweg's Stads-Koffyhuis
A very cozy lunchroom/tearoom in a quiet location along a canal.
In the summer months they have a lovely boat terrace on the canal. A perfect spot to have lunch or afternoon coffee/tea on a nice day!
Favorite Dish: Their menu is huge, especially the choice of pancakes (both sweet and savoury).
Also omelets, rolls, hamburgers, ice cream, various coffee specialities, etc.
List of restaurants
In general the restaurants and open air terraces on Markt square are great for tourists, families with children and those wanting to taste Dutch specialities such as pancakes, fritters (poffertjes) and simple pub food.
A bit more stylish are the cafe's and street terraces directly behind the Town Hall and in front of the Waag (which is a restaurant itself).
And then there are countless restaurants along the canals.
Favorite Dish: See the list of restaurants below.
- Family Travel
- Food and Dining
Le Vieux Jean: Le Vieux Jean
Somehow I always ended up in the same restaurant in Delft on the Voldersgracht. And it doesn't exist anymore. I am still trying to remember its name but I vividly remember the very good and simple Italian food, the owner breaking out in opera singing at the end of the evening, especially when I offered him a cigar, glasses of grappa and great atmosphere.
The choice here for Vieux Jean is completely arbitrary as I only know it to be mentioned often in culinary magazines.
And I happened to walk past and make a snapshot.
A 3 course menu amounts to € 40,50 per person.
Favorite Dish: A list of restaurants can be found on:
www.delft.nl/sites/portals/delft/bezoekers/etendrinken.html (in the right hand box)
- Food and Dining
Willem van Oranje: great coffee
This restaurant on the Markt near the town hall has great coffee and they do have a good lunch menu.
Favorite Dish: We had a "broodje gezond" a frenchstick with ham, cheese, egg, lettuce and tomato. it was all fresh and crisp. They also have a large selection of pancakes.