If you are like me, you love to try new places and support those with local unique flavors. Well my friends, I've got a new one for you today ... 5 Loaves Kitchen. Sylvia Ramby's Cafe tucked behind Metro Church is certainly something to put on your "try list". She is a friend and an amazing caterer. Last year she embarked on an adventure to partner with Metro Church and use their kitchen to open a non-profit cafe called, 5 Loaves Kitchen.
Not only does Sylvia offer gourmet sandwiches, burgers and salads, but locally sourced home made dressings, soups and baked goodies. Sylvia and her team strive to get fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms and farmers whenever possible. Between that and the fact that the proceeds go to missions ... I'm trying to support this delicious ministry whenever I can. Her offerings are always being updated, but if you ever see the gluten free coconut cupcake, grab 3 (1 for you and 2 for me!)
So, when she asked me to create some art for her entryway wall, I carved out some time to make it happen.
After looking at the space, I got it in my head to do something with fresh veggies and gratefulness. Tying in the missional aspect with the foodie angle was right up my alley! I set to work quickly pulling some imagery from istockphoto and combining it with text in Photoshop to create a rough layout of a saying that I love...
This would serve as my guide for spacing and image placement. Next, using an aspect ration of 1 inch to 1 foot. I drew a 1" grid over the printed layout. I estimated the framed wall area to be about 7' wide and luckily I was pretty close. My first job was to chalk a 1' grid onto the area. With a little bit of fudging, the proportions worked out. Now I could chalk on the letters using the grid system and get the letter spacing right. It's rough and quick but that being said, I was happy with what came of it. Especially with the yummy lunch they served me when I was ready to take a break!
The 5 loaves kitchen is now serving brunch on Sunday mornings from 9am to 2:00pm.
The brunch menu is stacked with interesting creations such as their Monte Cristo Waffle, pastries, specialty bagels with lox and herbed goat cheese and lots of delicious breakfast sandwiches!
If the sun isn't too hot you can enjoy the shade in their little outdoor seating area. Walk down the back right side of Metro church to find this hidden gem.
I leave you with what I consider to be the cafe's greatest culinary creation ... the gift of giving. The first Wednesday of each month they offer a Soup Share Ministry. You can purchase a meal with soup & bread for your family for #12. Then you will receive a FREE ticket for another family soup meal to share with a neighbor, friend or someone you meet in need.
The cafe is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to 2:00pm. You can even call or text ahead for takeout. 321-262-6628. 5loaveskitchen.com
Have you tried 5 Loaves Kitchen in Winter Springs, FL?
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