If you're looking to start the week off with a comforting meal, it hardly gets better than the pannenkoeken at Van Gogh's Eeterie in Springfield, Missouri.
The thin Dutch pancakes, which the café describes as the love child of a crêpe and a pizza, are served open-faced with either sweet or savory toppings. Go savory with the Forest Gnome (mushrooms, apple, honey, walnut and arugula) or the Beach at Scheveningen (shrimp, herring, herbed cream cheese, smoked salmon, pesto, arugula). Or, cap things off on a sweet note with the Starry Night (blueberry, berry compote, lemon-ginger drizzle, ice cream, powdered sugar) or Old Dutch (apple, cinnamon, apple tart crumble, caramel, ice cream and powdered sugar).
Any of the pancakes can also be made with Van Gogh's gluten-free vegan batter for an additional $1.25. Van Gogh's was the first spot in Springfield to specialize in Dutch fare, and you'll also find traditional dishes like bitterballen (breaded and deep-fried beef ragout balls), kibbeling (beer-battered salt-cured cod) and stroopwafel, a popular Dutch waffle cookie.
Van Gogh's is offering its menu for limited dine-in service as well as curbside takeout.
Van Gogh’s Eeterie, 334 E. Commercial St., Springfield, Missouri, 417.344.0085, vangoghseeterie.com