Dudok Patisserie (for the famous Dudok apple pie and cake) at the Westewagestraat 52, is a nice place for reading the newspaper and having a good coffee in the morning. It’s close to Dudok (named after architect Willem Marinus Dudok (1884-1974) and was the second Grand Cafe in Rotterdam in 1999 and the start of Dudok concern at the Meent 88), next to Janssen en Van Dijk wine bar. Located in a typical 50s style architecture building with a simple interior of wood and metal like we know from its big brother.
I am not a real fan of their apple cake (my favorite is the one at Koekela (check the article) but as they offer more than 10 different cakes, there is enough choice here to make you happy. The Red Velvet cake is my favourite and is really delicious. I appreciate it when they use fresh milk to make a good cappuccino, which they do here.
Dudok Patisserie is more than freshly baked cakes. They sell brownies, muffins, Lily’s Cupcakes, quiches and sourdough bread (NEW!). All to take-away or eat in. I took some nice sourdough brown bread home with me that was as good as it smelled.
You can order special cakes here like your wedding cake or chocolate for special occasions, although they don’t want to compete with Bontekoe – one of the best chocolate shops. At Bontekoe (Delftsevaart 26) you can also drink coffee or tea, just 100 metres away.
Dudok Patisserie is a good spot for a Cake-breakfast!