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 Interesting Locals September 18, 2014 Meet the Team: Sol Kauffman I recently sat down with Sol Kauffman — one of our EAT web contributors who also wrote some pieces for the September/October issue. He joined EAT ... Read More Food People September 12, 2014 Ever Wondered Where Your Crab Comes From? Every time I drop by Fisherman’s Wharf, the marina is full of fishing boats. It makes me wonder about the health of the local fisheries, whether ... Read More Elsewhere / Food People September 11, 2014 Five Questions and Answers with Chef Matt Rissling of the Rock Salt Restaurant & Café Just a hop, skip and a jump from the Fulford Harbour Ferry on Salt Spring Island is the popular and well established Rock Salt Restaurant and Café. ... Read More Interesting Locals / Victoria September 4, 2014 K & A Chinese Herbs: An Interview with a Master Herbalist For more than 30 years Dr. John Wong has been using herbs to heal his patients. At the foot of China Town sits the unobtrusive building housing K ... Read More Interesting Locals / Victoria August 29, 2014 An interview with Chef Fatima de Silva of the Vinoteca at Zanatta Winery We went early on a Sunday morning to visit Chef Fatima de Silva at the Vinoteca on the Vigneti Zanatta Winery’s estates. She was alone in the ... Read More Interesting Locals August 28, 2014 What Restaurant Trends Should End I spend a lot of time daydreaming about what type of restaurant I’d open if given the chance. My plan changes often, reflecting current food ... Read More Comments are closed.