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The King's Kitchen & Bakery

129 W. Trade St. (Church St.) Send to Phone
This nonprofit serves elevated Southern-style comfort food with a side of good deed.

Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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The King's Kitchen & Bakery Restaurant Review

: Multicolored colander hanging lamps at the bar add to the rustic-chic atmosphere at this Uptown do-good spot. A nonprofit effort, launched in 2010 by Jim Noble (an ordained minister and founder of the local Rooster’s restaurant chain), The King’s Kitchen relies on local purveyors and growers for its primary materials, and donates all proceeds to local charities that feed the hungry. A novel concept for the area, the Uptown operation draws a working crowd to the restaurant, which pipes in Christian music. They come for grab-and-go breakfasts drawn from the adjoining European-style bakery and café. Here you'll find such specialties as cherry danishes, banana muffins and chocolate croissants. Lunch patrons go for crispy fried-chicken sandwiches, topped with a rich and tangy honey mustard slaw, served on ciabatta. The hearty tomato bisque pairs nicely with a half-size pimento cheese and bacon sourdough panino served with a side of mac ‘n’ cheese or collard greens. Salmon, steak, shrimp and grits, and crab cakes are dinner options. Beer and wine are available.


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