Homemade, fresh food being promised at The Olde Café
Kim Smith will be managing the former Inglis Place eatery, The Olde Café, when it opens under new ownership in early July. The café will be called Jimolly's after Jim and Molly, brother and sister basset hounds owned by new owners Mitch Cooke and his sister Heidi. HARRY SULLIVAN PHOTO
TRURO - Homemade and fresh.
That is the promise being extended by the new owners of an Inglis Place eatery, formerly known as The Olde Cafe, when it reopens in early July.
"It's just going to be homemade and fresh," said Mitch Cooke, who along with his sister Heidi has purchased the business from former owners Janice and Brian McDougall.
"As far as everything you are eating it's going to be as fresh and as good as you can get. Fresh turkeys brought in everyday and nothing's going to be sitting in the freezer."
The café will not be serving any processed meats, he said, and along with fresh turkey, such meats as ham and pulled pork will also be fresh.
"We're going to bring in everything everyday, all fresh food."
The eatery will be re-named Jimolly's after Jim and Molly, brother and sister basset hounds owned by Cooke and his siter.
And while much of the Olde Café menu will remain, including the salad bar, they will be bringing their own selections to the table.
Given that Cooke's family owns Brookfield Bakery, an added slice to the fare will be fresh-baked goods, such as bread, rolls and pastries.
Heidi, who runs the Brookfield Bakery along with her own eatery, Hurricane Heidi's Café, will oversee the menu, while Mitch's girlfriend Kim Smith will be managing Jimolly's.
"You'll be able to get bakery stuff as well so you will be able to come and get your bread and, you know, some cookies to take home after work or get them at lunch time when you are in for your lunch. Something to take home to the kids and stuff," Smith said.
"All the top sellers will still be around and then we are going to add on a few things. Maybe like a Jimolly sandwich or something like that, that's one of our creations."
Three former Olde Café staff members will also remain, she said.
"Every time I came in they were always on top of things so why change a good thing," Smith said, adding they hope to continue to build on the good reputation of the former owners.
"I think they can expect to always have a really good, fresh meal and awesome coffee. I really like coffee myself, so you can't really get a good, like latte, or anything in town anywhere, so I wanted to make sure you could have something like that."