Taking the place of the defunct The Daily Roundup at co-working space The Working Capitol is 1KS, the second brainchild and dining concept by the folks behind Park Bench Deli. Co-owners Andrei Soen and Aamir Ghani have one goal in mind—to reinvent the working lunch. At 1KS, that means creating a conducive, productive space for casual business-work dining; the cafe is open all day, and blends seamlessly into the co-working space.
If you’re a young working professional, you’ll likely appreciate the menu as much as the space. Expect perennial millennial favorites like acai bowls ($13), avocado toast ($12) and cold pressed juices ($8)—available all-day. After 11am, dig into heartier options like the Carnitas Torta ($18), a saucy Mexican creation of pulled pork and chipotle mayo; or PBD’s classic selection of sandwiches. For anyone looking to power through the workday, quality roasts by Gentlemen’s Coffee Company and Papa Palheta should do the trick in delivering your caffeine fix. Touches of street-inspired decor keep things fresh and fun, so work doesn’t ever feel like work.