After leaving the Central Florida Zoo, my daughter, Taylor, and I happened upon the cute little town of Sanford, Florida. Standing proud in the middle of the busy part of town was an awesome looking German restaurant which I immediately decided to try. Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe did not disappoint!
Why We Went: The Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe offers German food; in case you missed it, authentic German food. It proved to be the perfect place for this foodie gal.
What We Had: The Gourmet Potato Pancakes for an appetizer, plus Riesen Brezen and Wiener Schnitzel for lunch. The Riesen Brezen is a 10″ giant pretzel served with the most delicious German mustard and Obadza, a delightful beer cheese spread.
Something Special: The menu at Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe is “out of sight”! It is a newspaper style paper loaded with menu options, games, descriptions, and more. Hollerbach’s encourages you to take it home with you, which I did.
Noteworthy: Our waitress, Debbie, was awesome. She was helpful with the menu, attentive with the service, plus gave us a trivia question to win a magnetic cling-on.
Best Part of the Meal: The Wiener Schnitzel is prepared in traditional Bavarian style and was scrumptious. The schnitzel comes in either your choice of pork, veal, or chicken. Sweet red cabbage and Käse Späetzle, which are homemade egg noodles with sautéed onions, butter, and Swiss cheese, accompanied my meal. Oh-la-la!
Bonus: Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe offers family style meals that feed 4-6 people. Next time, I am bringing some friends so I can try everything on the King’s Feast. The restaurant also features live entertainment on weekends plus an amazing selection of beer, including Bitburger, my favorite German beer.
What Needs Improvement: It would be great to have this delicious menu in my hometown, Vero Beach.
Total Check Before Tip: $29.29
My Rating Scale: 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 8 1/2
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