Written By Guest Writer Folks / Reporter May 11, 2012 Lunch Pick: The Hot and Cold Cafe SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLooking 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 Fast313 Cook Street(778) 433-1007Phone-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 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.