At deBoer Bakkerij, everything begins with family. A trio of brothers in the fourth generation of the deBoer family runs the bakery and restaurant in Holland, serving up artisan breads and elegant pastries and desserts, to roasted coffee and authentic Dutch bites.
“A lot of families can’t do it (work together), but we’ve been able to,” said Jacob deBoer, co-owner of deBoer Bakkerij. “Working with my brothers is my favorite part.”
With business booming, deBoer’s needed to expand. Last month, its much-anticipated south side location opened, providing bakery production and retail space while also giving some relief to the north side location. The north side location has also gone under minor renovations for both the kitchen and restaurant.
Once the former home of Tacos El Cunado, the south side location has 5,000 square feet of space and can sit 24 guests inside with additional patio seating outside.
“We know there’s still this division between the north and south side,” Jacob deBoer said. “So, we thought, ‘Let’s build a bakery production facility and give them a taste of it on the south side.’ It’s the same as what we have on the north side, and we’re doing more of a deli-combo with a ‘deBoer’s-on-the-go’ type of feel.”
Customers can pick up hot-pressed, cold and breakfast sandwiches, in addition to farm-to-table deli items, salads, soup, fresh-squeezed orange juice, coffee and deBoer’s full bakery line.
“We like to do everything from scratch, from our coffee to our toast, to every single sauce you get out of the kitchen, and that’s what sets us apart,” said Mitchiel deBoer, co-owner. “I think what benefits our business is that all three owners are involved daily; we are constantly creating new things; and we like to reinvent the wheel. Our goal is to keep providing the community with awesome stuff and a fun place to go.” n