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The Yankee Express

B. Kind Café & Lounge is Webster’s new hot spot

Pictured (l to r) Kaileigh, sous chef; Kayla, sous chef; Darleen, prep; Ericka Labonte, owner-chef.

By Janet Stoica
They’re movin’ and shakin’ at B. Kind Café these days. Not one to stand still, owner Ericka Labonte is always on the lookout for something new and different for her unique dining establishment tucked into a cozy niche on Davis Street in Webster. They’ve expanded their menu for the vegans among us and their new dishes  have become an unexpected hit with their diners.  
They’ve established an always-sold-out monthly (adult) Comedy Night, and have Friday Night entertainment too with Tom Ford playing guitar and singing easy-listening tunes for all age groups. 
Can’t leave out Sunday mornings though with their scrumptious breakfast and brunch items accompanied by a blues-playing pianist who also takes song requests.  
And, if that’s not enough, Ericka and her family are cooking up a storm every Friday of the football season by donating and serving up a full breakfast to the Bartlett High School Football Team commencing on September 3. Team members will choose from an assortment of pancakes, ham, sausage, bacon, toast, eggs, hot chocolate, coffee, juice, and water.  The day before the team’s Thanksgiving football game, B. Kind Café will also prepare, donate, and serve a tasty spaghetti and meatball dinner, complete with salad, bread, and assorted beverages. The family’s donations to the hometown team are amazing.  Ericka’s son, David Mercado, is also on the Bartlett football team.
“B. Kind is based on healthy, healthy, healthy,” says Ericka, “there’s a definite need in Webster for a place like ours. Just about everything we offer is organic from our salad bar with its lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, olives, onions, peppers, and cucumbers to our eggs and bread products. Our breads are gluten-free, non-GMO, and organic. Coffee beans are roasted locally and include regular and decaf, house blend, Nicaraguan, Brazilian, and Mexican. Even our smoothies are made with fresh organic fruit and milks including almond milk.” 
Their menu consists of the standard breakfast and lunch offerings including fresh soups daily and B. Kind’s version of a breakfast bowl offered with either sweet or regular potatoes, eggs, bacon, and onions. The breakfast bowl casserole is made fresh daily. Desserts are pies and fresh fruits along with homemade Brazilian macaroons and even whoopie pies.  It’s worth a trip to check out their menu which is ever-changing by customer request. 
B. Kind has a full liquor license that is a nice addition to their Friday and Saturday dinner menu as well as their Sunday brunch offerings.  Signature cocktails include margaritas, bloody marys, mimosas, and sangrias and they also have a respectable beer and wine selection. All drinks are made from scratch with freshly-squeezed juices.  Their omelets are amazingly delicious with an endless variety of additions to choose from.  Check out their menu before you go at 
B. Kind Café and Lounge, 8 Davis Street, Webster MA 01570. Phone: (508) 461-7662.
Hours: Wed/Thurs/Sun 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Mon 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Fri/Sat 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Closed Tuesday. 
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