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Kingston’s Axe Handle Café closing in February

Kingston’s popular Axe Handle Café will close Feb. 6, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page:

Dear Greater Kingston Community,It is with much sadness and relief that we are announcing the closing of Axe Handle Caf…

Posted by Axe Handle on Monday, January 25, 2016

Amy and Mark Anderson, owners of Cup and Muffin, launched the sit-down café three years ago and it quickly became a staple in downtown.

“There’s no better way of building community than just stopping in and sitting down together,” Amy Anderson told Kitsap Sun contributor Terri Gleich, who profiled the business last year.

Also closed in Kingston is the Main Street Ale House, which is apparently in the midst of an ownership change. A reopening date has not been announced.

Hello everyone! Another chapter for the Main Street Ale House is about to begin as we are transferring ownership in the…

Posted by Main Street Ale House on Friday, November 27, 2015

Kingston Ale House expands with café

10801870_368573759971265_8960782288107989163_nThe Main Street Ale House is a popular place for Kingston residents to unwind at the end of their day.

The new Main Street Café hopes to be the place they start their mornings.

The breakfast and lunch eatery celebrated its recent opening with a ribbon cutting Thursday. The Café is owned and managed by the same crew as the Ale House, and is located in a neighboring space on Highway 104.

Owner Darren Gurnee said customers seeking a simple and affordable breakfast can get their eggs, bacon, sausage and toast fix at the Café. The restaurant will also feature eggs benedict, corned beef hash, waffles and house-made muffins. A meatloaf sandwich is a highlight of the lunch menu, Gurnee said.

The Café and Ale House both offer discounts to people who bring in donations for the Kingston Food Bank, and a 10 percent discount to ferry workers.

“They work in difficult conditions created by both the weather and passengers on the ferry and deserve a break,” Gurnee said in an email.

The restaurants are also looking for artwork from local artists to hang, and will donate a portion of artwork sales to the Humane Society and cancer research.

The Main Street Café is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11227 NE Highway 104 in downtown Kingston. See its Facebook page for updates.