Written By Guest Writer Folks / Reporter Dec 29, 2011 First Look: Sitka Cafe SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestA dish at Sitka Cafe. photo by Dean Azim. L to R) Cafe Manager Ashley Kazenbroot, Kyle Kellough, and Ali Snee. photo by Deanna LadretWith all the recently opened shops popping up along gentrified lower Yates, it’s hard to keep up with what’s new. For those of us who watched Steamer’s close its doors a couple of years ago and wondered when the space would again be occupied, that day has arrived (well, actually, it arrived in October) with the unveiling of Sitka’s newly recolated retail space and their newest venture, Sitka Cafe. Located within the same room as Sitka’s retail shop, Sitka Cafe is built in the same rustic, salvaged-wood design as the rest of thespace. The casual cafe serves breakfast, paninis, wraps, and salads, as well as espresso drinks and assorted cold beverages. The emphasis here is healthy, local and organic when possible, reflected in the menu created by Nutrional Chef Mikaela Reuben. A Red Quinoa Salad, Inca Porridge, the Reubeano Breakfast Burrito, and a Quesadilla with Fresh Pear Salsa are some of the culinary highlights. A dish at Sitka Cafe. Photo by Dean AzimBesides sourcing raw ingredients from Saanich Organics, SPUD, and Red Barn Market, Sitka Cafe also brings in products from local and regional businesses like Wildfire Bakery, cookies, The Granola King, and Natural Pastures Cheese Company. Discovery Coffee-trained staff, Discovery Coffee beans, and a no-nonsense Nuova Simonelli machine declares the cafe’s legitimate commitment to good java. Sitka Cafe Manager Ashlee Kazenbroot was eager to emphasize Sitka’s commitment to the environment through their “no plastic” policy and implementation of biodegradable utensils, cups and napkins. Items like porridge and salads can be packed for takeout in a returnable mason jar. Interior of Sitka Cafe (photo by Dean Azim)With all the health food, salvaged funky furniture and copies of the International Socialist Review lying around, it’s easy to forget you’re in the middle of one of Victoria’s favourite surf/snow/skate gear stores. In fact, it’s pretty effective cross-merchandising. Really, what could be better than browsing surfboards, coffee table books and west coast apparel while someone makes you a cappuccino? 570 Yates StreetVictoria, BCwww.sitkasurfboards.comCafeCoffeeEdiblessurfboardsVictoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Causes / Events March 28, 2017 10 Questions for Food Activist Arlene Stein Arlene Stein is a Canadian food activist and the executive director and founder of Canada’s largest food symposium, Terroir, which takes place ... Read More Reporter / Victoria December 19, 2016 Fernwood Lights Recap November 27, 201 4-6:30 pm It was a magical evening in the Fernwood village for the recently held first annual Fernwood Lights. The Fernwood NRG ... Read More Food People / Interesting Locals December 15, 2016 An Insider’s View of the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook “You Always Eat What You Shoot” The first time I met Theresa Carle-Sanders, we sat at a small table in the back of Stage in Fernwood, and ... Read More Restaurants November 30, 2016 Good-For-You Grocery Finds + Giveaway Welcome to EAT’s new “Good-For-You Grocery Finds” page! As the magazine’s Good-for-you columnist I will reveal some of my favorite, ... Read More Awards / Causes November 13, 2016 Gold Medal Plates BC To Take Place Nov. 17 in Victoria GOLD MEDAL PLATES B.C’s COMPETING CHEFS FOR 2016! Victoria – 2016 is an Olympic year and B.C.’s Gold Medal Plates will be celebrating ... Read More Reporter September 7, 2016 The Cowichan Valley • Nanaimo • Gulf Islands • Comox Buzz | Sept & Oct 2016 If you haven’t been to the new marina at Mill Bay, now’s the time to take in a weekend of fun at Barge On In as it kicks off The Savour ... Read More Comments are closed.