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 Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Comments are closed.