It seems Aucklanders just can't get enough of European-style chips. Following a two-month pop-up cafe, Double Dutch Fries has opened a permanent space in Takapuna.
For the past three years Double Dutch owner Timothy van der Werff has been operating out of a shipping container and via a fleet of chip mobiles to hawk authentic hand-cut frites. Served in a cone, the addictive chips come loaded with toppings like mayonnaise, satay and red onion (or a combination of all three).
The new opening can be found in the same space as the temporary eatery — the former home of Bluebells Cakery down food laneway Fortieth & Hurstmere. The refurbishment took just over five weeks to complete thanks to Mille Design and Pipe Smoke Design.
As well as a dedicated chip bar serving Double Dutch's signature frites, the permanent eatery will feature coffee and traditional snacks from the Netherlands, including freshly made stroopwafels (thin baked Dutch waffles with gooey caramel), and beef krokets. To wash it all down will be the goods from Coffee Supreme.
The new Double Dutch cafe can be found at 40 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna. It's open Monday to Sunday, 11am-9pm.