By Janet Stoica
Ericka Labonte, owner of B. Kind Café in Webster, is excited and pleased to announce that November will bring a fresh and exciting weekend dinner menu along with a full liquor license for her dining guests.
She plans to vary the menu weekly, with initial offering to include seafoods like lobster, clams, and shrimp; pork variations; vegan choices; and a cool Brazilian menu with BBQ’d beef, linguica, rice dishes, yuka vegetable salad, and even beans.
Signature cocktails will include margaritas, bloody marys, mimosas, and sangrias. All drinks will be made from scratch with freshly-squeezed juices. She will offer breakfast all day on Fridays and Saturdays once the dinner menu is established.
After having knee-replacement surgery over the summer and returning to her Davis Street business in August, it’s full speed ahead for Ericka. She has been baking and cooking through the COVID-19 crisis and still offers curbside service with your phone-in orders.
There are outside dining tables and socially distanced inside dining tables too. Masks are required upon entry. “We’ll be having themed dinners and hope to offer different types of entertainment as well, like a comedy night and singing personalities,” she said. “We do have a piano here and maybe some sing-a-longs might happen.”
The B. Kind breakfast and lunch menu features a large variety of choices. The French toast sandwich can be had in half or full-size and you can build your own flavor town with sausage, bacon, cheese, tomato, onions, home fries, olives, etc. Be warned, however, the half-size is a winner by itself.
Fresh fruit bowls with fat blueberries, sweet strawberries, and red juicy raspberries are a joy to behold and a delight to indulge in. Sure, you can even have yogurt on the side or how about a freshly-baked blueberry or cranberry muffin? The muffin varieties do change daily depending on what’s been purchased by the baker (Ericka).
Breakfast can be as simple or as complex as you’d like to make it. This place aims to please.
On the day I made my unannounced visit, Ericka’s husband was the grill-master and he made a Mediterranean omelet for me that I won’t soon forget: olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, and onions. Just perfection with a side of home fries and a blueberry muffin. By the way, I didn’t realize the muffin was gluten-free and it was excellent. Our server, Stacy, was attentive and wonderful.
The additional items on the breakfast menu speak for themselves like French toast, pancakes, banana boat yogurt, fruit bowls, omelets, sausages, bacon, ham, etc. One of their newest items which will be good for grab-and-go is their Waffle-on-a-Stick: pick your breakfast meat and/or filling and it will be made in their waffle iron with a convenient eating baton. Lunch begins at 11 a.m. and you can build your own salad. So many choices including romaine and spring mix lettuces, spinach, and kale. Ask them to add the other healthy bits like tomatoes, onions, olives, bacon, corn, etc. Power bowls are popular too with quinoa, garbanzo beans, blueberries, and pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
On the B. Kind smoothies list are mixed berry, pina colada, banana, strawberry, and green monster. Additional beverages include soda, chocolate milk, water, hot cocoa, juices, and hot or iced coffee/tea. Last but not least, Ericka makes the desserts too and yes, they are seasonal. Right now the pie offerings are pumpkin and apple-cinnamon but there’s also homemade whoopie pies and macaroon cookies. Don’t forget to try her vegan and baked donuts: chocolate, apple cider, cinnamon, and pina colada.
Is your appetite sharpened yet? Better get to B. Kind then. B. Kind Café, 8 Davis Street (hey, watch the trains go by!), Webster. Current hours: Wed-Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sat/Sun 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; New Friday/Saturday evening hours to be announced on their website; closed Mon/Tues.
Phone: (508) 461-7662. Menu item photos will be posted on www.bkindcafe.com.
Janet can be reached at [email protected]