Friday, August 2, 2013

While exploring upper King St. recently, I discovered a new restaurant,  just south of Market St., at 208 King St.  With a lovely outdoor patio (dog friendly) and two cheerful interior seating areas, Kitchen 208 is now open, offering breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch.   Kitchen 208 offers a good variety of tasty and healthy menu selections, for both breakfast and lunch.  
We stopped by for breakfast, taking advantage of their $8.00 complete breakfast to celebrate eight weeks in business.(a $10.00 lunch special will be offered on their ten week anniv.- check their website, for details and more menu selections)
We chose Plantation Waffles and the Charleston breakfast, both of which came with a robust cup of coffee, served in Kitchen 208 mugs.  Refills are available at the coffee bar, self serve, but the meal itself is delivered to your table by a friendly and helpful wait staff.  
The waffles were light and crispy, Belgian-style, topped with a mixed berry compote, syrup on the side, and 3 slices of delicious applewood smoked bacon.   The portions were generous ( three waffles) but the food was so good that we managed to finish all but a few bites.
The Charleston breakfast offers two eggs, cooked to order, a biscuit (light on the inside, not too dry, with a delicate crunch on the outside), applewood smoked bacon and home fried potatoes, grilled with onions, green and red peppers and cracked pepper.  Again, a generous portion, flavorful and perfectly prepared.  
Next time I will also try the steel cut oat muesli (hope it's European style!) served with dried fruits and honey or the vanilla bean yogurt with benne seed granola, which looked fabulous.
Stop by soon to enjoy great food, friendly service and our lovely Charleston mornings on the shaded patio.  Kitchen 208 is a delightful addition to lower King.
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