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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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)
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.
Willem van Oranje (William of Orange) is a large café in Delft's main square. It's three places in one: a hotel, a restaurant, and a café. I'm talking about the café part, placed outside in the square - which is the perfect place to stop for coffee and cakes while you are visiting Delft. It's the one that offers the largest portions of everything: huge delicious ice-creams, cakes and especially, the small dutch pancakes covered in sugar and fruits.
Favorite Dish: The cherry-filled pancake's excellent, especially if topped with ice-cream. But I also spotted some promising huge blackforrest cakes. The kids siting nearby seemed to be very fond of them!
This old fish stall very close to the city square and townhall has the most delicious fish and shellfish - I loved the mussels.
This cafe serves a great choice of very good quality local beers and light meals.
Favorite Dish: My favourite beer is a Delftsche Knollaert which is a locally produced special brown beer with a 6% alcohol content.