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 Reporter March 22, 2018 City Eats Up Island (March/April) Vancouver Islanders got a rude awakening with news of a possible tsunami in Alaska, causing me to reflect as I write this, on just how sustainable ... Read More Reporter March 22, 2018 City Eats Tofino (March/April) It’s a bit surprising that it’s taken so long, but Tofino now has a dedicated vegan and vegetarian restaurant. Opened in the space in The Shore ... Read More Food People / Interesting Locals January 17, 2018 EAT TALKS: “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on Feb 5 THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT OURSELVES AND ABOUT THE FOOD WE LOVE gives meaning to our history and to the things we value most. There is always one ... Read More First Look / Food People October 31, 2017 Adapt to Survive – The team behind Foo finds opportunity at Victoria’s hospitality crossroads. It’s not breaking news: Victoria’s restaurant scene is in the midst of varying states of crisis, depending on which Industry Insider you speak ... Read More Food People / Victoria September 8, 2017 EAT Talks Speaker Line-Up EAT TALKS N0 2 “Well… That Didn’t Work Out: Failures Flops and Frustrations” EAT Talks are a series of live events produced ... Read More Food People / Reporter / Victoria August 31, 2017 The Long Table Series Debuts at Topsoil Farm On a warm and starry August evening, a new Victoria business was born. The new venture called The Long Table Series has been conceived by owners ... Read More Comments are closed.