Name: Wm. Van’s Coffee House
Address: 503 S. Seventh St.
Credit/Debit cards accepted? Yes
Kitchen hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Entree price range: $5.50-$9
Children’s menu: Yes
My order: I had the Smoken Salmon sandwich ($8.50) featuring a schmear of house-made cucumber dill cream cheese on sourdough toast and garnished with capers and red onion. My daughter had the Breakfast BLT that included an egg patty, pesto mayo and a mix of greens on sourdough ($7.50.) In keeping with her vegetarian ways, she asked for the bacon on the side, which, in an act of brilliance, I added to my salmon sandwich. She also had an iced Chai Tea Latte with oat milk ($5), while I tried something called lemonade ($3).
Likes: With a big Sunday dinner already prepped at home, we were looking for a place to take some out-of-town guests for a light late-morning repast. Wm. Van’s hit the spot perfectly. They offer a nice selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches designed to delight, not bludgeon, an appetite. In addition to the great food, the atmosphere couldn’t have been more perfect. Retiring to the neighboring Obed & Isaac’s beer garden, our party of eight enjoyed our food al fresco on a beautiful downtown day.
What would I order next time? Next time I just might go with the Avocado BLT, made with just what you’d expect plus a pesto mayo and an optional egg patty ($10).