After three years crammed in food trucks and a tiny shipping container on Elliot Street, the Double Dutch Fries crew have decided it’s time to mix things up. Born from the desire to show that chips can be more than just a simple side dish, Double Dutch has elevated the humble fry to an art form. Owner Tim van der Werff missed the fries he grew up eating in the Netherlands and took it upon himself to bring Holland’s most popular street food to New Zealand’s shores.
Having mastered the perfect handcut chip and refining some tasty toppings, Tim can no longer ignore the pleas to offer other Dutch options. After a trial period as a pop up café to see if the general public like Dutch treats (spoiler—they do), Double Dutch Fries has found itself a new home in the heart of Takapuna. Located in the foodie haven of Fortieth and Hurstmere, designer Gerrick Numan of Mille and Francis Hewitt of Pipesmoke Designs have transformed the old Bluebells Cakery café into Auckland’s first chip bar.
Tim and his team love showing people the processes behind their fresh, handcut fries and in their new store you’ll get a front row seat to all the action. To keep the high level of quality they’re known for, the menu will be small but select—think beer, krokets, imported Dutch sauces, Dutch waffles and coffee from Coffee Supreme served alongside their famous fries. Keep an eye out though, as there are whispers of monthly specials showcasing other Dutch delicacies.
Double Dutch Takapuna will be open seven days a week so you can satisfy your cravings whenever they hit!
What: Auckland's First Chip Bar
When: Open Sun—Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri—Sat 11am-9:30pm
Where: Fortieth & Hurstmere lane at 40 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna.
Image Credit: Kellie Blizzard