The Kanza Café located on MacVicar just off 6th street and owned by USD 501 opened in late January. An East exposure allows sunlight to flow through large windows creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Paid staff mentor student volunteers helping them to develop social and business skills. The staff and students have been very friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs.
The Kanza Café only serves breakfast and lunch. When you first enter, you grab a tray and go through the food line. Breakfast offer-ings include: pancakes, Belgian style waffles, scrambled eggs, egg casseroles, breakfast meats, and homemade cinnamon rolls. For breakfast I chose the egg casserole with diced vegetables and a serving of Cajun style hash browns. The hash browns had pieces of jalapeno peppers and Cajun seasoning lending a bit of heat to the potatoes. Lunch is served beginning at 11:00 a.m. The café offers a nice selection of sandwiches, hamburgers, pizza by the slice, soups and a salad bar. My luncheon choice was a “Meal Round Up” consisting of “My Hammi” (sliced ham, crisp bacon, and American cheese served on a Kaiser bun) and a side called “Kansas Potato Tornado” (a fried, spiral cut potato on a stick). The potato fascinated me as soon as I laid eyes on it; it was just as much fun to eat as it was to look at.
I hope you have time during your week to visit the Kanza Café. Not only will you have a great tasting reasonably priced meal, you will be supporting local students.