Helmut Kainz set a world record for cooking the world’s largest schnitzel, measuring 176cm and did so while wearing a helmet, but the Guinness Book of World Records refuses to acknowledge the feat, claiming - while rapidly chewing with full mouths - that they’ve never heard of any such deliciously, giant, golden-hued gourmet paddy. Bring back the schnitz with today’s semi-famous deal: $14 for Dee Bee’s famous veal or chicken schnitzel with mashed potato, at Dee Bee’s Café in Double Bay ($28 value).
Dee Bee’s humbly stands as Double Bay’s most loved cafe, having been there for so long, it’s almost part of the scenery, providing simple yet popular meals and a haunt for people of all ages to frequent. Being opposite the ritzy Stamford plaza, this clientele includes its fair share of celebrities. Dee Bee’s owner, former general manager of the Stamford Hotel Graeme Goldberg can attest to the powerful pull the café has over locals and out-of-towners alike. Popular with the suburb’s glitzy and glamorous citizens, the menu is familiar, with the usual popular café offerings and occasional decadent surprises on the specials board like the catch of the day, lobster thermidor and king prawn curry with rice and mango chutney.
Simple touches like flowers on the tables, complimentary baskets of bread and creamy butter hint a vintage vibe in the dining area. Staff are alert and attentive and the menu features some solid favourites like salads, club sandwiches, spaghetti marinara, New York sirloin with garlic butter and of course, the eastern suburbs eminent schnitzel, which comes with its very own creamy mashed potato. Optional and popular dessert options include the Belgian chocolate cake or apple pie with cream.
Locals love the friendly Dee Bee’s service that makes it part of the landscape.
‘It was great!! The service was
excellent, organised and polite. The food was fantastic and delicious! My fish
was perfectly cooked and spiced. The bruschetta was marvellous with freshly
chopped tomatoes. The pictures of the celebrities everywhere was a wonderful
experience. They were really entertaining to look at. I would give it a 9 out
- Taliah, Menufeast
‘Dee Bee's is one of Double Bay's most loved cafes simply
because it's always been there. Over the years it's been the haunt of many of
Sydney's famous and infamous - just ask Dee Bee's owner and former Stamford
Hotel general manager Graeme Goldberg.’
- Fiona Davies CitySearch