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Cafe Katzenjammer

Cafe Katzenjammer on UrbanspoonWith Deutsches Haus closed off to the public, there really isn’t a German restaurant in Vancouver until I came across this place. As Sheepie and I took photos of the restaurant from the entrance, he said that it really smells like a German restaurant.

A low-key, relaxing restaurant with German decor. The server wasn’t all that friendly, though I guess it was alright service.
We both ordered the Jäger Snitzel $15 and soda pop $2.50. The dish includes 2 sides. I ordered red cabbages and potato salads. (potato pancakes are extra $2 and sausages are $3). Just a little note about the price. On the website, it says the dish is for $18, while on the menu it’s $16, but our receipt says $15.

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Sheepie requested the Snitzel to be unbreaded, while I kept it the way they regularly serve as breaded. The Snitzel was quite thick, and quite chewy, not flattened and thin like they are in Germany. The cold potato salad was very good. Sheepie had gravy with his Snitzel, but there wasn’t much sauce. He complained that the Snitzel should be drowning in sauce. I also recall seeing that Snitzel dishes in Germany were as he described. However, the portion was quite large and we were quite stuffed after the dish.

Overall, I thought the dinner was pretty good. From Sheepie’s point of view, it may not be even be a ‘good’ German restaurant, however if we wanted some German once in a while, we would have Katzenjammer to go to now.

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Maple Leaf Delicatessen

Maple Leaf Delicatessen on UrbanspoonIt was a nice warm day during a winter season, and we were out for a walk. Sheepie and I wanted to grab a bite, and happen to walk by a sandwich board (yes! again! they DO work! lol) advertising their German sausages. So we thought we’d try it out. It’s a very small deli-cafe shop. There is some tables and chairs and seats by the counter against the window.

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We ordered the German sausage $7. We were a bit tight on time, so waiting for the food to come out seemed to take forever. So if you’re in hurry, this isn’t the McDonald’s ready in under 75 second rule.

It came in between a bun with sauerkraut on the side. Sheepie was not happy with the sauerkraut being cold, but I didn’t mind. I ate them cold when I usually by them at supermarkets…lol…so it didn’t bother me at all. The sausage was good and filling, though $7 seemed a bit overpriced. But then again, Japadogs are also priced the same…which I also think is overpriced and overrated.

Service was good, and the guy making it in the back did come out and ask us if it was alright.

They have a lot of European goods, so if you’re on the hunt for those kind of items, this might be the shop to check out.

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Jagerhof Schnitzel House

Jagerhof Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoWith Deutsches Haus closed down to the public (schade…), I was disappointed to not have any German restaurants to go to in Vancouver. We went to the one in North Van on Lonsdale called Jagerhof. (Deutsches Haus has since reopened in 2016)

Sheepie and I entered and stood a while at the entrance and waited for staff to greet us or take us to a table. It seemed like they were not in a rush. Throughout our dinner, we noticed that other customers were treated the same.idearabbit_jagerhof1Nice menus! idearabbit_jagerhof2idearabbit_jagerhof3idearabbit_jagerhof4

This restaurant is more Austrian than German.Sheepie commented that as he looked at the decor which had historical images and objects, but it is quite comfy. The first time we came, Sheepie complained again (as with Deutsches Haus) that the schnitzel is not suppose to be breaded. Well, things are ‘westernized’ when things get imported. It’s like me telling people ‘spoons do not come with miso soup! and it’s not suppose to come first! It’s suppose to come with the rice and main!’ LoL.    idearabbit_jagerhof5We ordered the salad which was only chopped up romaine with cheese which I thought was pretty ridiculous and expensive for $6.95. Pop was $2.45…slightly over priced for soda at a restaurant like this.

idearabbit_jagerhof6Jagerhof Platter $19.95  had a variety of German food from sausage, sauerkraut, pork chop, Schnitzel with mushroom gravy, and side dishes of potatoes and red cabbage. We shared the platter amongst the two of us, and it was quite filling – and fattening! lol

idearabbit_jagerhof7The service is sometimes a bit cold. They aren’t all that friendly and cheerful. Our server didn’t speak any German. But then again, how many servers at a Japanese restaurant speak Japanese? lol. I guess I was itching to use a bit of German I’ve been learning…lol

Presentation for the food doesn’t really get much points. Just meat and side dishes put together on one plate. However, very tasty! The decor to me is reminiscent of German restaurants in Germany – or perhaps what I perceive as German restaurants. I’m glad we have this restaurant. The only other one I know is the Old Bavaria Haus in New Westminster. That will be my next dine out adventure.

Note: they will not give you the receipt with the orders on it. (if you pay by card, they will give you the card transaction receipt only) So take a pic if you need it! lol


idearabbit-jagerhof10Sausages, potatoes and sauerkraut. Very filling!

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