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“Cosy, home-y and the best poffertjes in town!”

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Vissers Poffertjessalon
Ranked #80 of 131 Restaurants in Dordrecht
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Cosy, home-y and the best poffertjes in town!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The smell of poffertjes as you walk in hits you right away - sweet and sugary and wonderful!

The staff are all great and chatty.

They have their regulars who all sit at a big table reading the paper, drinking and chatting.

The owner's dog will occasionally wander in to say hi!

Visser's have great hot chocolate and they definitely have the best poffertjes - you can't go to Holland / Dordrecht without having tried them!

It's really affordable and it's just a nice, friendly place to go whether you're travelling alone, with friends or a family.

And if you find you love them, you can always order a double portion next time!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Katie S
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The home of poffertjes in Hollands oldest city”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Visser's Poffertje Salon, 9 Groenmarkt, Dordrecht

When the Vissers tired of travelling fairs and markets making and selling their fine poffertjes, they took a big risk. They bought an old butcher's shop in Dordrecht and set up their Poffertjes Salon. Could they make a go of it? Would people come into the shop? Would they be able to move with the times?

Well 81 years later, the Visser's Poffertje Salon is still knocking out poffertjes like there's no tomorrow. When clearly, in the poffertje's business, there is. I suspect that the biggest changes, perhaps the only ones, were the introduction of gas to fire the ancient Poffertje iron, and the banning of smoking. I'm thinking the locals might still mutter darkly about both.

The secret of success here is simple. A huge, evenly heated Poffertje iron, lashings of butter paint-brushed on, batter just so, and more lashings of butter and an avalanche of icing sugar to serve.

It is important to do something strenuous before eating here....run a marathon, swim the channel, ice skate from Amsterdam. You can then at least pretend that it is a zero sum game. It won't be. Afterwards, sleep or loll around in an alcove, contemplating another serve with Grand Marnier at 5.20 euro or perhaps a Trappe tripel to seal your fate.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank PeterSyl
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