Occupying cozy OB digs lovingly detailed with you'd-never-guess touches like booths pleated exactly like seats from a Porsche 356, Kecho's Cafe is a northern Mediterranean date spot from the owner of The Olive Tree Marketplace, an OB native who grew up getting fed by family recipes that he now wants you to enjoy, or there won't be dessert for anyone.
Gastronomically revel in shareables like the anchovy & garlic-sauced, grilled eggplant/ roasted red pepper/goat cheese/ shaved grana parma Bagna Caoda, or the wild field mushroom/ pepperoni/ mozz/ pomodora sauce Picasso flatbread, though technically, Picasso would prefer that bread in cubes. If you have a tattoo that says "Go Meat or Go Home", then has Calvin hilariously peeing on vegetables, opt for grilled spicy Italian sausage with tomato and olive ragout, a fig and port-sauced braised pork loin, or grilled lamb chops with a super-top-secret lemon herb dressing
Because without vices there'd be no Miami Vice, and that would suck, they're slinging insanely affordable wines, while sweet tooth satisfaction runs from the easy-to-pronounce Galaktoboureko (vanilla custard baked in phyllo dough, brushed w/ orange glaze, and served w/ Pasticcio ice cream), to a whipped cream-topped, flourless chocolate cake, though if you don't finish your dinner, they're well within their rights to have your cake and eat it too.
Photo by David Wing