As funny as it seems—at least it was for me, as I sat there on the patio—in my many years of living in Oklahoma City, I had never once been to Kaiser’s Grateful Bean Café, 1039 N. Walker, or any other of its incarnations or iterations. But, after taking my lovable pup Sean to the Midtown Mutts Dog Park last Saturday, my friend and I figured that now would be as good a time as any to try it.
I vaguely remember Kaiser’s from high school, back in a more dangerous era when driving down to that area was usually putting your life at risk, but it was seemingly okay because you were near St. Anthony’s. My friend told me it was once a punk club, while I recall it being a vegetarian joint; it seems to have kept that wild spirit on the menu—I seem to remember that they served buffalo burgers on there.
Sadly, according to the guy behind the counter, they don’t serve them anymore.