Fit for a king

December 16, 2010
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Business owners Hassan Chouiakh and Billy Kottat are shown inside their spacious, new restaurant, Little Castle Café, a breakfast and lunch place located at 41 Bow St., Everett.

Customers are already starting to become regulars at the Little Castle Café, a brand new restaurant that co-owners Hassan Chouiakh and Billy Kottat opened in September at 41 Bow St., off of Route 99 in Everett.

The reasons for the instant success of the breakfast/lunch restaurant are as plentiful as the large portions on diners’ plates. First and foremost on the list of favorite breakfasts are the Mediterranean (spinach, tomato and feta cheese) and Hawaiian (ham, cheese, and pineapple) omelettes.

The home fries are also a big hit, according to Chouiakh. “People love our home fries. We use fresh Red potatoes and everybody comments how much they love them.”

The usual breakfast standards – bacon and eggs, ham and eggs, and sausage and eggs, English muffins, croissants, and toast – are also creating a stir. Little Castle Café’s popular breakfast platter offers a combination of an omelette, home fries, and a choice of bacon, ham, or sausage.

Other specials are two eggs, bacon, ham or sausage, home fries, and toast; or three pancakes, ham, bacon, or sausage, home fries, and toast. Customers also have an option of making their own omelette or enjoying French toast, paninis, or fresh fruit smoothies (blueberry, strawberry, or banana).

And lest we forget, the eggs Florentine (two poached eggs served on an English muffin topped with fresh spinach, one meat of choice and sprinkled with fresh hollandaise sauce) and eggs Benedict (two poached eggs served on an English muffin, one meat of choice, and sprinkled with fresh hollandaise sauce) platters are also in a word, delicious.  Breakfast is available all day.

For lunch, customers are satisfying their appetites with the fresh-made-daily 100 percent beef burgers, cheeseburgers, double cheeseburgers, bacon burgers, and the classic burger (lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise).

“The burgers are charcoal grilled – people like the flavor our burgers,” said Chouiakh. “We also have charcoal grilled chicken dinners – chicken sandwiches, chicken wraps, chicken wings, fried chicken fingers, and chicken clubs, all served with French fries or onion rings.”

Garden salads and Greek salads are also available.

The owners are proud of their bright, clean, and spacious restaurants that seats 60 people. Diners can watch television as they enjoy their meals.

Lifelong friends who grew up together in Morocco, Chouiakh and Kottat brings years of experience in the restaurant business to their new venture. Chouiakh was the manager of a Dunkin’ Donuts store on Causeway Street across from the TD Garden and a food store in Cambridge. He is a master electrician who works at Tufts University.

Kottat has been the owner of Causeway Café on Causeway Street in Boston for eight years. He formerly owned sub shops in Hanover and Weymouth. When he decided to expand to Everett and joined with his friend to open the Little Castle Café.

“It’s been going very well so far,” said Kottat. “Business is increasing steadily as people learn about our restaurant.”

Chouiakh is very pleased with the positive feedback that the staff at Little Castle Café has been receiving from customers.

“People tell us they love the place, atmosphere,  and the décor,” said Chouiakh. “People tell us our food is excellent. Our main goal is getting the word out about our location.”

(The Little Castle Café, 41 Bow St., is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)