Do you know how rare it is to have a sunny rain-free day in Vancouver?! Unbelievably rare! So when it happens, I try and get out and about. On this particular gem of a day I literally ran out to 2223 Kingsway to check out Kings Café.
Kings Café is a locally owned and operated business that Reg had visited and loved so I had to check it out for myself. I only had about an hour of sunlight left but I needed food.
I ordered the black forest ham sandwich and an orange Sanpellegrino.
I sat by the front window, got out my copy of the French Chef Cookbook by Julie Child and my camera, trying to get into stealth mode.
This place is crazy-quiet! I mean it. People are there to read, work and just be, well, quiet.
At least until night falls. Once wine and beer are served, who knows? It might be a completely different place but during the day I was shocked at how quiet the place was.
Here is my black forest ham sandwich served with a side of sweet and savoury popcorn! I was shocked there were pickles on my sandwich. I had never had that before and they were sweet pickles, which I do not tend to like.
As you can see I ate every little piece of the sandwich and piece of popcorn. Lovely! The sandwich was very tender and melted in my mouth. The sweet pickles were the perfect little crunch that worked perfectly with the sandwich. This lunch came to just over $11.
Kings Café is not exactly super close to where I live but on a clear day, I can get there in pretty good time if I hustle. It is on one of the loudest streets in the hood, the artery that crosses through the city called The Kingsway. Across the street they have been building a monster complex for over a year now. No wonder everyone inside takes a moment to be quiet, to be still, with all that chaos happening outside the café.
A Touch Of Foodie Whimsy
I have to say the sweet and savoury popcorn put a smile on my face.
I left just as the sun was starting to set and my race back to my hood began. It was almost dark by the time I got home. It was such a lovely treat to take myself out for a late lunch in November. As someone who makes their own food all the time, going out and having someone else prepare a meal for you in such a peaceful environment was worth my long trek to Kings Café.
I give this foodie experience four and a half out of five wooden spoons.