Solid Rock hopes to be a solid hit

At the Solid Rock Café, they love food. They love to eat it and they love to serve it.

And the owners are hoping that combination will bring them continued success at the eatery they purchased last October and opened in December on Bethel Avenue.

“I always tell people that we didn’t put anything on the menu we didn’t love ourselves,” said Roxanne Harper, one of seven owners. “I think that’s one reason why the people think the food is so good.”

Solid Rock, which is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, is known for its varied menu of fresh offerings — from coffee and waffles to pizza and sandwiches.

Breakfast is served all day — “guys usually like that” — and the menu includes a mighty meaty breakfast Burrito ($5.99), a breakfast ciabatta ($5.99) and a Belgian waffle ($3.99).

Lunch and dinner options include a Caesar salad ($4.99 for half; $6.99 for full), a pear and bleu cheese salad ($4.99-$6.99), Philly cheesesteak sandwich ($8.99) and Baja chicken wrap ($7.99).

“All the hot and cold sandwiches come with a salad or chips,” Harper said. “We have an awesome Caesar salad, so they can have that or a garden salad.”

And to go along with any meal is coffee made by Café D’arte and available hot, cold or as ice cream espresso drinks.

“We love our coffee,” Harper said. “I don’t believe anyone else in Port Orchard serves it. We searched a long time before we settled on them. It’s very good coffee.”

And another item the café will soon serve exclusively is Lappert’s Ice Cream, which is popular in Hawaii and not available anywhere else in Port Orchard. Options include shakes, malts and sundaes.

Solid Rock also makes its own pizza, available in four sizes and served in such combinations as Hawaiian, Greek and gourmet chicken garlic. It’s something Harper is especially excited about.

“I’m really excited about our pizza and want people to taste it,” Harper said.

To go with the pizza, the café offers a party package — pizza, breadsticks, pop and an ice-cream cone for $12 per person.

Other packages include a build-your-own sundae party ($7 per person) complete with all the toppings.

“They have a lot of fun with that,” Harper said of kids making their own concoctions. “They love making their own stuff.”

And she hopes they — and their parents — will enjoy eating it, too.

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