That's good news - the type of shop I'd like to see more of down in the Market area. If we could only get a Dutchies and a decent cheese shop ......
If not commented on elsewhere, I see that Mel's Diner at Westmount and Ottawa Sts looks like it will soon be ready to open. I was also interested to see that Holy Guacamole on Duke Street is renovating a larger space next door to the recently opened location and will be moving soon.
By the way, on this visit to Kitchener, I got in to try the beef burrito at Holy Guacamole. Not great, but decent, fresh and reasonably priced. They certainly didn't hold back on the jalapenos (which I requested)- I was dabbing tears from my eyes!
If you haven't seen it, this Record piece gives a good review to breakfasts at the Silver Spoon. I only realized they had a restaurant area when I popped in to buy some chocolates the other week (their chocolates are excellent, by the way!). Seems worth checking out if wandering the Downtown on a nice summer's morning.
A breakfast worth your time
Leigh Clarkson, Dining Out Wed May 9 2012
Dining Out Silver Spoon Café, 217 King Street West, Kitchener, 519-579-6979 Philip Walker/Record staff
You’ve probably driven past that brilliant red storefront, complete with the jaunty, golden teapot, while cruising along King in downtown Kitchener. I had, but until recently, hadn’t ventured beyond The Silver Spoon’s front door.
It will be located in the BMO Plaza which includes Sakura Island, Rogers and Quick Sandwich on King St & Hickory, across from Morty's. Sign's are up in the windows. They will make a killing with the student crowd.
Mon-Wed 11am - 11pm
Thursday 11am - 3am
Friday + Saturday 11am - 4am
If those do turn out to be the hours, then that's not too bad at all.
Looks like Holy Guacamole is expaning and taking two of the adjoining units.
Also, new take out pizza place going into that plaza as well. Getting ready for courthouse traffic I guess.
And I believe I saw that the restaurant on the corner of Duke and Frederick is now open. Someone should stop by and report back.
Opening day! In case you cannot read the sign above the door they are giving away free burgers with a donation. Downside; the line is a little long:
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A new Salavadoran restaurant called "The Guanaquita" opened about two weeks ago above Frankie's Pub on King St. Not licenced yet, but hoping to have it in a couple of weeks. Kitchener is turning into a good place to get pupusas! (yum!!)
In the same building, in the old Cake Box location, another new restaurant called "@ 217west" is set to open in about a week. I am told that the menu will be "Canadian" as in salads, sandwiches, pasta, etc, etc.
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on their site.
Twitter and website.
on Facebook, where they have a menu posted.
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Thanks for that mpd618. It looks like @271west will have a more ambitious menu than I realized - yet another option for the locavores. I had to smile at the inclusion of "poutine" among the appetizers at The Guanaquita - a case of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em", I guess. The prices on their menu are very reasonable - definitely one I am going to have to check out.
By the way, I think that "Guanaquita" Gwah-nah-KWEE-tah would translate as "little Salvadoran girl".
The range of dining options Downtown is really growing!
Since we are on the topic of Downtown Dining, I wanted to remind every one about the little jewel Northern Thai.
We grabbed some takeout on Friday night and it was fantastic. The food was delicious as usual. I don't think there is anything I don't like here, but what was stand out on the night was the service. How can I rave about take out service? Well we placed our order and then the waitress asked if we would like a glass of water while we waited. I know, a small silly thing but on a hot night it was such a nice jesture. The order was ready in 15 mins and we were on the way to enjoy dinner on my patio. If you like thai and have not been here- please go. The owners are doing things right!