DUDOK Cafe Brasserie - The Perfect Cafe Anytime of the DayThe word Dudok literally means 'seats' in Bahasa Indonesia and Malay. Due to this 'compelling' reason, I have always mistaken the Dudok cafe (the term i used) as an Indonesian restaurant.
However this turned out to be a beautiful mistake as the catchy name induces my interest to find out more about the restaurant while planning a meet-up session for a friend from faraway Singapore.
DUDOK Cafe Brasserie has an extensive menu which fits any hours of the day. From breakfast to lunch, from afternoon tea to dinner, Dudok has it all.
Offers both cosy ambiance and excellent food, Dudok is always packed. Regardless of the crowd, my first experience with Dudok was indeed a great one. Not only we were given a window seat, we were served with smiles and prompt service.
My pick for the day was the 12-uurtje set, translated as the 12 0'clock set. It comes with a bowl of tomato soup, two slices of breads, a croquete and some egg-mayo salad. I like everything on my plate especially the croquete and egg-mayo. The outer crust of the croquete is crunchy yet not oily and the oozing potato staffing is both moist and flavorful. Egg-mayo salad on the other hand is very well seasoned and it simply made a great sandwich spread.
The kip sate or chicken sate set is another excellent dish here. Grilled chicken skewer is served with generous peanut sauce, pickled veggies, krupuk and fries. Kip sate set is an ideal dish for those who would like to have a taste of Indo-Dutch fusion food.
It is nothing more perfect than to end the meal with a cup of hot cappuccino and a bite of the signature 'D patisserie' butter cookies, freshly baked from Dudok Patisserie.
Being a favorite hang-out place for the locals and a prefect high-tea cafe for the tourists, DUDOK Cafe Brasserie is definitely worth a detour.
DUDOK Cafe Brasserie
2511 AA Den Haag
Mon/Tue/Wed/Sun 10:00 till 23:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 till 00:30
Sat 10:00 till 01:00