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 / Out of Towners February 4, 2015 A Conversation with Sandor Katz, the Fermentation King Let’s face it, homesteading is hot. Whether it’s trying to make your own pickles, or cure meats, or just messing around with kefir or kombucha, ... Read More Chefs / Elsewhere January 29, 2015 Life, Death, and Food: A Chef’s Journey to El Salvador Some people eat to live, some people live to eat, and then there are people like George Szasz, who see food as an inalienable part of life, and the ... Read More Food People / Victoria January 26, 2015 An Oyster Extravaganza with The Wandering Mollusk One of the more enjoyable assignments I’ve taken lately was going up to Oak Bay to shuck oysters on the beach with Jess Taylor of The Wandering ... Read More Victoria January 5, 2015 Let the Voting Begin!! 2015 Victoria Exceptional Eats! Food & Drink Awards After letting the scene steep and flourish for a couple of years, we’re back with the 5th ... Read More January 2, 2015 January | February 2015 Issue On Stands Now The January/February 2015 issue of EAT hits the streets today. As always pick-up a copy from your favourite shop, restaurant or café …or read the ... Read More Cocktails / Drink People / Victoria November 24, 2014 Scott Lansdowne Shows Off His “Bitters Lab” at the Back of Cenote There’s a modest little place, and it’s easy to miss, downstairs on Yates below a record store and the Odeon, and most people don’t know how to ... Read More Comments are closed.