Some of the very best hidden gem stones in Walnut Creek now provides the similar recent eats in Orinda.
Kibi’s Cafe, a Vietnamese spot for reasonably priced lunch choices, together with scratch-made banh mi sandwiches, spring rolls and noodle salads, is these days in its comfortable opening at 2 Orinda Theatre Sq., Suite 151, in Orinda. Hours are 11 a.m. to six p.m. Monday-Friday and till 5 p.m. Saturday. To peer the menu and order on-line, talk over with www.kibiscafe.com.
Chef-owner Hoang Ho is a unmarried mom of 2 kids — nicknamed Ki and Bi — who immigrated to the USA from Vietnam in 2015. The grandchild of farmers in central Vietnam, Ho opened the Kibi’s Cafe on North Broadway in Walnut Creek again in 2018. The whole thing from the aioli and pickles to the pate in her sandwiches are selfmade.
Kibi’s Cafe provides 5 forms of banh mi ($7.75), together with lemongrass-marinated grilled red meat and a vegan banh mi with tofu, wooden ear mushrooms, jicama and carrot; 5 rice paper-wrapped spring rolls ($6.75-$10) full of substances like shrimp or grilled rooster with mint, cilantro, daikon and julienned carrots; and 3 noodle salads ($10.50) with all of the fixings. Don’t pass over the Vietnamese coffees, too.