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Kitchen Table Cafe

When the quaint and eclectic restaurant Old Arabi Eats closed last fall, it left a void in the neighborhood. For six months, the tiny spot customers loved for its relaxed atmosphere and simple-yet-polished menu sat vacant. In March, Donna Cavato and Kevin Hackett took over the space and opened Kitchen Table Cafe, a casual restaurant that in many ways feels like its predecessor.   Kitchen Table Cafe is first and foremost a neighborhood joint. It has pale chartreuse walls and a chalkboard listing specials of the day and feels warm and inviting.
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Kitchen Table Cafe

It is sunny and bright during the day, and in the evening, dim lighting creates an intimate atmosphere.   The short menu features simple dishes that highlight fresh seasonal ingredients. That makes sense, since Cavato was the founding executive director of the first New Orleans’ Edible Schoolyard program. Hackett worked at Bywater Italian restaurant Mariza and was the chef at Markey’s Bar for several years. Dishes arrive with roasted vegetables, colorful salad mixes and fragrant herb decorations — many taken from the couple’s backyard garden.   Fried Gulf oysters are so juicy they almost pop out of their lighter-than-air cornmeal dusting, a welcome respite from versions coated so thickly that any semblance of brine or salinity is lost. The plump bivalves come dressed in light blue cheese and bacon vinaigrette and top a colorful jumble of lettuces.   A smoked-fish spread served with golden crostini has the creamy consistency of a French brandade, with hunks of applewood-smoked drum interspersed with fresh citrus zest. Decorated with Kalamata olives and cornichons and flecked with bright green parsley florets, the dish is like European peasant food with a Gulf Coast twist.   Several dishes appear to be inspired by international cuisines. There’s Asian-accented chicken coated in tamarind and lemon grass glaze, and a take on the Italian shrimp fra diavolo, featuring spaghetti tossed with Gulf shrimp and garlicky tomato broth. The kitchen doesn’t wander into fusion territory, staying well within the comfort zone of contemporary American cuisine.   Seared hanger steak stands out and proves that simplicity can trump fancy technique. Strips of steak arrive a perfect medium rare with a flavorful medley of sauteed mushrooms and garlic, parsley and citrus gremolata.   The lone vegetarian dish — a baked potato and cheese gratin — seems more like a side dish than an entree.   Dessert is comforting and simple. Banana bread pudding is reminiscent of the local standard, but instead of caramel or bourbon sauce, it has a syrupy dark chocolate glaze that makes it seem like a decadent banana split.   Kitchen Table Cafe is the kind of spot every neighborhood wishes it had. Arabi residents are fortunate to have it.
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Kitchen Table Cafe

Kitchen Table Cafe If you want a great lunch or breakfast in Vancouver WA, the best place to go is Kitchen Table Cafe. We are a traditional breakfast and lunch cafe, with many home cooked classic favorites. With three convenient locations throughout Vancouver, we are sure to be right where you need us when you’re planning that special brunch.

If you want a great lunch or breakfast in Vancouver WA, the best place to go is Kitchen Table Cafe. We are a traditional breakfast and lunch cafe, with many home cooked classic favorites. With three convenient locations throughout Vancouver, we are sure to be right where you need us when you’re planning that special brunch.

Ad Spud Monkey’s 32 reviews Shelby J. said “Anytime my boyfriend and I come here it's a blast. The food has never been anything short of great, the drinks are always yummy and the atmosphere is open and relaxed. Their house sauce for their fries is…” read more in Bars, American (New) Ad South Pacific Cafe and Lounge 117 reviews 7.1 Miles away from Kitchen Table Cafe Kalon W. said “Ok so I gotta agree with the other reviewers.. the decor is a bit crazy. I reckon it's tough to be too specialized in a small town like Battle Ground though, so I can empathize. I've only been here once but…” read more in American (Traditional), Cafes
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Ad South Pacific Cafe and Lounge 117 reviews 7.1 Miles away from Kitchen Table Cafe Kalon W. said “Ok so I gotta agree with the other reviewers.. the decor is a bit crazy. I reckon it's tough to be too specialized in a small town like Battle Ground though, so I can empathize. I've only been here once but…” read more in American (Traditional), Cafes
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The Kitchen Table Café 7005 St. Claude Ave. Arabi, LA A casual neighborhood cafe serving lunch and dinner. Our focus is fresh, locally-sourced ingredients made into delicious food for every palate. menus and photos at: facebook.com/kitchentablearabi
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imawandrer Vancouver, Wa. Level Contributor 291 reviews 119 restaurant reviews 146 helpful votes “Great breakfast!” Reviewed August 22, 2016 We love their fried red potatoes, and also their thick bacon! Regardless of whether we are there for breakfast or lunch, we always have breakfast! They also have freezer jam that is outstanding! They sell it, too. Helpful? Thank imawandrer Report imawandrer has 1 more review of Kitchen Table Cafe “Big breakfast, yummy!” Reviewed May 24, 2013
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When the quaint and eclectic restaurant Old Arabi Eats closed last fall, it left a void in the neighborhood. For six months, the tiny spot customers loved for its relaxed atmosphere and simple-yet-polished menu sat vacant. In March, Donna Cavato and Kevin Hackett took over the space and opened Kitchen Table Cafe, a casual restaurant that in many ways feels like its predecessor.
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  Kitchen Table Cafe is first and foremost a neighborhood joint. It has pale chartreuse walls and a chalkboard listing specials of the day and feels warm and inviting.
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It is sunny and bright during the day, and in the evening, dim lighting creates an intimate atmosphere.
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So while waiting for my oil change I decided to try the kitchen table. I am a fanatic for chicken fried steak so that's what I ordered. I like my hashbrowns crisp and the gravy on the side as well as sour dough toast. I was not expecting to get an oil slick on my plate. The hash brown's were crisp but they used lots of oil to get them crisp, but they were cold. I could squeeze butter out of my toast that left a pool on my plate. Not sure what they put in the gravy but it tasted strange. The chicken fried steak was the size of a regular hamburger, but the taste was adaquate for a frozen product. For $11+ dollars it was not worth it. Will not be eating here again.
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So while waiting for my oil change I decided to try the kitchen table.  I am a fanatic for chicken fried steak so that's what I ordered. I like my hashbrowns crisp and the gravy on the side as well as sour dough toast. I was not expecting to get an oil slick on my plate. The hash brown's were crisp but they used lots of oil to get them crisp, but they were cold. I could squeeze butter out of my toast that left a pool on my plate. Not sure what they put in the gravy but it tasted strange. The chicken fried steak was the size of a regular hamburger, but the taste was adaquate for a frozen product. For $11+ dollars it was not worth it. Will not be eating here again.
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  Several dishes appear to be inspired by international cuisines. There’s Asian-accented chicken coated in tamarind and lemon grass glaze, and a take on the Italian shrimp fra diavolo, featuring spaghetti tossed with Gulf shrimp and garlicky tomato broth. The kitchen doesn’t wander into fusion territory, staying well within the comfort zone of contemporary American cuisine.

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