Written By Guest Writer Folks / Reporter May 11, 2012 Lunch Pick: The Hot and Cold Cafe SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Looking for some “slow food, fast”? The Soup Peddler, soon to be renamed The Hot and Cold Cafe, is Cook Street Village’s latest eatery specializing in express lunches: soups and hot/cold sandwiches, salads, coffee and pie. Current owner (and previous consulting chef) Cosmo Meens and wife Leah have taken over the business initially founded by Rob Berg and will be transitioning to a new menu this month. The sneak preview is up on the cafe’s wall, and select items are now available for order. left: Yellow Coconut Curry Soup with Organic Focaccia. Photos by Deanna Ladret The menu features three regular soups and a daily special, including at least one vegan and two gluten-free soup choices. All soups come with a fresh slice of organic house-made focaccia. Open-faced meatball sandwiches (meat from Cook Street’s Island Meat & Seafood) are served hot and made to order, while three varieties of cold sandwiches are located in a self-serve fridge along with containers of cold soup to go. In addition to their eclectic little lineup of globally-influenced offerings like an Italian Meatball Sandwich, Ireland Farm Free Range BBQ Chicken Salad and Arborio Rice Pudding, the Hot and Cold menu strikes a nice balance between animal and vegetable––there’s plenty here for the meat lover and the vegan alike. Hours: 11:00am-7:00pm 7 days a week. Cash only. The Hot and Cold Cafe- Slow Food Fast 313 Cook Street (778) 433-1007 Phone-in pickup orders are accepted daily when placed before 11am. EdiblesFolksSoup 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 Food People / Victoria November 17, 2014 Ask a Chef: Cooking with Wild Mushrooms Living on the West Coast, we’re all used to seeing mushrooms pop up on the road dividers when the weather gets wet. If you find some in the wild ... Read More Elsewhere / Out of Towners November 14, 2014 Ask An Expert : SAN FRANCISCO In this series, Treve Ring asks local food and drink experts in various cities around North America to share their insight and appetite. ... Read More Interesting Locals / Victoria November 12, 2014 4 Questions and a Glass of Wine with a Restaurant Designer With new restaurants popping up around town on an almost weekly basis, deciding where to feed your hunger has become an increasingly difficult ... Read More Drink People / Victoria November 4, 2014 Coffee Klatch with Sam Jones of 2% Jazz Having acted as owner of 2% Jazz Coffee for 17 years, it’s safe to say that Sam Jones has this coffee thing down pat. Striding through the doors ... Read More Awards / Chefs October 31, 2014 Gold Medal Plates (Victoria) 2014 Winners Last night a sold out crowd at the Victoria Conference Centre dined on dishes prepared by some of the top chefs in British Columbia. The occasion was ... Read More Drink People / Victoria October 28, 2014 New Frontiers in Craft Beers with Jay Nowak This past October weekend brought another success for Victoria Beer Week — the inaugural Stein and Dine event brought 300 thirsty patrons to the ... Read More Comments are closed.