By JESSICA PETT
Seated next to a classic blue piano and a pile of books, Coffee Culture Café and Eatery, a cozy yet modern venue, begs to be enjoyed by all. Modern tile floors, furniture and fireplace contrast well with the brick walls and rustic décor.
Families, elderly couples and plenty of students pile into the conveniently placed restaurant at 215 The Boardwalk in Kitchener. A young child bangs away at the piano playing his version of a song. According to a barista, the lineup never dies as the popular space is in
high demand up until its 11 p.m. close.
The café, although part of a chain of restaurants, expresses its quaint individuality at each of its locations in the tri-city area. The calming music and comfortable armchairs and booths make this the perfect spot for studious young adults to get some homework done. However, late afternoon and early evening may require a set of headphones as the friendly chatter, piano playing and busy blenders tend to grow in volume around this time.
At $12 for a bowl of soup and a sandwich, the prices are expensive, however, the food is definitely worth it. I recently enjoyed the timeless chicken soup and tasty Caesar salad wrap, which hit the spot on a dark wintry evening. You can also enjoy a giant cup of coffee or a delicious latte and a muffin. In the summer, the café has a large selection of delectable fraps and ice capps to choose from.
Other items on the menu consist of mostly gourmet options. Sandwiches include the smoked turkey bocata, chicken margarita and the ultimate grilled cheese. Versatile salads to choose from including the tuscan salad and berry pecan salad, as well as mouth-watering desserts including a double chocolate cheesecake, chocolate fudge cake and white chocolate raspberry
Coffee Culture at the Boardwalk is open Sunday until Wednesday from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Thursday until Saturday from 6 a.m. until 12 p.m.
By JESSICA PETT