I recently wrote about Kitchenette, a new breakfast and lunch spot brought to you by the brothers that gave us Artisan Restaurant in downtown Paso Robles. In that post I included a short Q&A with Mike, one of the brothers, but we had not managed to get in and eat…until now!
We went in this morning after dropping our son of at his very first day of preschool. We thought it was rather momentous and felt we deserved breakfast. It’s a really cool, casual, quaint little spot at the north end of Main Street in Templeton. There is indoor and outdoor seating and the décor is something along the lines of rustic elegance but very casual and comfortable. Almost like being in the chef’s kitchen.
Annie ordered the Beer Braised Corned Beef Hash (sour cream, whole grain mustard, cabbage, fried egg $12.00) and I had the Chilaquiles (housemade soy chorizo, feta, black beans, avocado, fried egg $9.00). Annie’s dish looked amazing and she confirmed. The Chilaquiles was amazing…Annie agreed. The soy chorizo added a whole different component to the dish than I am used to. Fantastic!
Mike sat with us for a bit and based on that conversation I feel it’s their goal is to produce high quality food using great local ingredients but keep prices reasonable ($9 and $12 isn’t bad at all). They want people to be able to come in and get a great meal quickly and even promote carry out.
The wide open kitchen adds some excitement to the experience. Again, it feels like you’re at a friend’s house hanging out in the kitchen. This was our first trip in but there isn’t a thing I would change right now. The service, food, and ambiance were terrific. They do serve beer and wine as well…for the lushes out there.
That’s all I got. Go check them out if you haven’t. You can see a few photos in the slideshow below of the food and the restaurant.