Reader Brendan let me know that a new cafe called The Honey B has opened on the rooftop patio of Antioch University, 602 Anacapa Street, in the former home of Book Ends Cafe.
The Honey B’s web site offers a write-up about the chef: “Katie Belanger, also known as The Honey B, fell in love with cooking for the intention of making others smile, cooking in Chicago for her family and friends. She applied her endless energy and passionate heart to achieve a degree in Food and Beverage and Business at the University of Missouri. Katie chased her culinary dreams out to California where she won a reality TV cooking competition and opened her very own vegan bakery business, Cinnies. After a year of success with Cinnies, Katie was craving to further expand her culinary creativity and business mindset. She is now expanding with The Honey B, a little kitchen with a lot love. Katie’s very own unique rooftop eatery with an unforgettable view is located on top of Antioch University.”
The Honey B’s sandwich menu ($4.25 small, $8 large) includes Boat (bacon, caramelized onions, arugula, tomato, chipotle ranch on cheddar and chive waffles), Caesar (grilled chicken, shaved parmesan, romaine, tomato, Caesar dressing on garlic parmesan waffles), Meli (avocado mash, cucumbers, red onion, romaine, tomato feta, hummus on spinach mozzarella waffles) and Jackos (chipotle-garlic pulled jackfruit, pickled red onion, avocado crema, cilantro, corn tortillas).
The Honey B also serves Buddha Bowls ($8.50) including Curry (spiced yams, maple roasted chickpeas, kale, avocado, cucumber, green onion, brown rice, coconut curry dressing), Kimchi (roasted Brussels sprouts, toasted cashews, kimchi, avocado, cucumber, mixed greens, brown rice, sesame ginger), Superfood (shredded kale, quinoa, seasonal berries, slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, avocado, lemon poppy seed dressing), and Can’t Be This (baby arugula, roasted beet, farro, goat cheese, red onion, pumpkin seeds, basil balsamic dressing).
The Honey B also offers catering and has an outlet at Isabella Gourmet Foods, 5 East Figueroa Street. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Call 895-4248 or visit thehoneybkitchen.com.