Hello delightful Virtual Cafe WIM hungry Guests. 

We are talking and we get hungry and we like to

see what you can show for a good breakfast.

You get the best. Once an East Block lawyer said,

"I used to go to Cafe WIM on a whim. The food was 

such a surprise. I decided to come-in ON PURPOSE."

So, you are by lawyer's advice in the right place. 

Show us the menu.

Hold on. It is quiet early. Before 9. See the clock?

For you, I have a "Dutch-Style Royal Breakfast."

How is it described on the menu again?

Here it is, "2 ultra thin slices of raisin bread that when toasted are buttered right to the edges, Shave 3 slices from the 'Edam' cheese block that are rolled-up, cover the glass plate with a big leaf of fresh lettuce on which: cantelope, apple cuts, dark and light grapes.

Oke, we each have one and a small glass of green tea, or cafe au lait 

Come to think of it, when this plate is coming to your table in a minute, you will see why the whole ensemble is truly ROYAL. Then my rich friend and his fascinating manner comes to mind. A napkin on thighs, fork left, knife right, when not in use, HELD HORIZONTALLY !!

A table manner lesson, Wim? 

Wait, this is what few people can do. Wether they are at a banquet table with the super rich, when the plate comes from their wife or at the neighbour: respect the offering by sitting straight as a post, arms tight to the ribs, never touching the one next to you.

You're right, sounds like a demanding exercise but looks like an expression of great respect.

Yeah, it is his and my own way of saying, "ATTENTION, there is an officer in the house." The banquet table chef de cuisine, your wife or creative neighbour are officers of the moment. My friend will handle eating utensils soundlessly and eats with mouth closed. No sound.

Too much, Wim. 

Not too much if you have made that manner your own. All the assumed, that is self imposed manner gets you into places of considerable interest. You are in contact with the ones who KNOW things. You pick-up bits and pieces that are useful. You are building your own future.

Did all this come from your rich Mamma, Wim?

My multi milionnare Mamma gave me rather casually and off-handed much advice that I now share with all my old Cafe WIM Guests. She said rich is one thing, sharing is next. Life is well timed. In about a hundred year slot, a micro second really, stay healthy and "make it."

The days whip-by quickly, aren't they?

I noticed that my Royal Dutch Breakfasts have disappeared quickly from your plates.  GOOD ! My second book with stories, ever so slightly naughty stories, very good food recipes and pure gold advice from my rich Mamma is under construction. I need money to do it. 

We'd say, 'ask your Mamma', but we know that you are on your own and think your advice so far was for all of us quite useful, really. So, how do we go about leaving money on the table?

If you can assist with a $24. Cdn advance for writing and print production, send an e-mail. My e-mail address is  Please change to the @ symbol when you write to me. When you receive the invoice, click on PAY INVOICE. and fill-in your information.

How and when do we get the book?

By mid-September I bring copies to town. Add $ 5.- for HOME DELIVERY.

The 'Dutch-Style Royal Breakfast" was really good and the manner of your friend was useful to honour both food and chef by perfect manner.  We like to hear Dutch food-prep. too.

From the kitchen door, I promise: there is more food coming-up. Ride your bike safely.

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07.09 | 19:54

Delightful. Contact, nice and gentle makes my Big Day.
Love you totally.

07.09 | 15:12

Whether blogs or books, your way with words is both whimsical and interesting. You are a delightful inspiration - please keep writing! Happy Birthday Dad 💝

04.05 | 10:09

Hello. I too would love a copy of the book. I spent many a happy afternoon and evening at Wim in my teens. It was a home away from home.

14.03 | 15:21

Where oh where or How do i buy the book ? i cannot find it :(

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