• The Story

    Poffertjes Dutch Mini Pancakes Company™ was founded in Charlottetown, PEI Canada by Lucy de Jong as a new company with a large vision: To share with people all across North America the absolute delight that comes from eating a plate of Poffertjes.

    Lucy discovered this tasty treat while living in Holland with her Dutch husband, Marc, and their children. In Holland, Poffertjes have been enjoyed since the 1500's. After returning to Canada, the question Lucy asked was,“Are Poffertjes something that people in North America would enjoy as much as the Dutch?” To answer this question, a plan was put in motion in the Spring 2010 to introduce Poffertjes to as many people as possible.

    Over the course of Summer 2010, Poffertjes were freshly baked and served to thousands of people from all over the world attending three major events: Charlottetown SummerFest; Cavendish Beach Music Festival and Old Home Week. The answer to Lucy’s question, “Are Poffertjes something that people in North America would enjoy as much as the Dutch?” was a resounding, "Yes"!

    Virtually 100% of those who tried Poffertjes gave two huge thumbs up. Many returned several times a day, each and every day to have more Poffertjes. The expression of absolute delight, when people experienced Poffertjes, was priceless. See our Testimonials for a small sampling of the overwhelming positive feedback.

Next Steps

  • Poffertjes Cafe In 2010, the first Poffertjes Cafe was open in downtown Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on Victoria Row. This exposure has generated significant interest in Poffertjes Business Opportunities for various Canadian and US locations. Currently, an exciting and new Poffertjes Business Starter Package is being offered. Please see the New Offer page for more details.