I deal with many restaurants in my line of business (www.takeout-online.com) and most of the time it's just another place, regardless of cuisine... but once in a while I come across a gem, one of these places that isn't well known (yet), but should be and Cocorico Cafe & Bakery is such a place, without a doubt.
The new owner is young, but she has a very impressive resume when it comes to cooking savvy and management of restaurants. She also has many innovating ideas for the future. One thing she already did is change some of the recipes and add some new dishes for some mouthwatering results.
The bottom line is - you now have a large selection of incredibly tasty, freshly made - soups, sandwiches, salads & pastries for lunch, breakfast & dinner. They're all very reasonably priced, even though they truly stand out from just about any other restaurant. In fact, I don't think there's another restaurant in Kirkland that can match the selection, variety and uniqueness, yet offering great taste no matter what you order. Definitely recommend it for anyone wanting something new & delicious.
Chelsea, the owner, is also very friendly and even though she's only been there a short while, knows favorite dishes of many repeat customers. Once you come in and talk to her - you feel like you've known her for a while and talking to a friend. She wants that kind of friendly, "Cheers"-like, atmosphere to be at the restaurant and she certainly does a great job facilitating it.
I rarely recommend a particular restaurant so intently, but I do this one. It became my favorite place for lunch in Kirkland very quickly (also I'm a sucker for a good dessert and this place is it for those). Do yourself a favor - go there for lunch or dinner, recommend it to friends - they'll thank you for it. Highly recommend it!
P.S. It is my understanding that Cocorico is providing catering services for parties of any size, custom desserts & more. Contact Chelsea for details.
P.P.S. Last but not least - a shamelss plug... they were also savvy enough to offer online takeout ordering via Takeout-Online.com, so feel free to look at their menu there (and order), go to their web site @ www.Cocorico-Cafe.com and stop by the restaurant - you'll be glad you did!