A week earlier on my way to Penticton, I walked into the café realizing it holds more promise for breakfast than dinner.
So on my way back to Vancouver, I wasn’t sure it will be open that early, i.e. before 9 am because in most BC small towns, life takes a snooze on Sundays mornings.
But Keremeos is the Fruit Stand Capital of Canada. People do drive along Highway 3 between Vancouver and the wineries of the Okanagan Valley on Sundays, and the fruit stands were ready just as flowers are to bees. So was K-Café. The K actually stands for somewhat of a K-shaped clearing on the mountain overlooking the town. Look south for it.
After a tipsy week of sophistication (at least I want to think it was), that is wine tastings, cheese, pate, and petite baguettes in the Okanagan Valley, I was looking for comfort food in a no-snobbery cafe.
My Breakfast Special order at K-Cafe was CAD$ 7.25 plus tax. It arrived within 10 minutes in spite of four other tables waiting. The key here is to order what you think is the most popular – the basics – because the kitchen will cook them en masse – hence you will get it quicker.
Janet with a smile served me the substantial plate of golden hash browns (potatoes), bacon, two eggs and buttered toasts. It was good, diner-style filling breakfast – translation: all that tasty fat and grease in acceptable amounts.
Later I had a chat with the cook Violet who warmly showed me her frying tasks in the sizzling hot plate griddle.
Everyone was friendly even John the cashier . The place is open 7 days a week 8 am to 6:45 pm. Closed on Christmas. Located on the only main street, 7th Avenue (which is Highway 3) at Keremeos – you won’t miss it with a big K sign on its roof. Tel. 250 486 1324
No need for reservations.
K- Café gets my vote as genuine Canadiana.
Across K- Café is a (the only) Thai Restaurant in town. People in Osoyoos (also part of the Okanagan) were raving about Benja Thai. I tried their Pad Thai sometime in the middle of my trip when I drove a circle route late afternoon – but the noodle dish was not outstanding.