A new restaurant that’s been in the works for at least a year has opened its doors in downtown Kingsley. Chris and Rebecca Roehler – owners of Rolling Farms Café in Traverse City and Judson Market & Restaurant in Kingsley – have launched J. Wall Diner in the former Whirly’s space at 413 Main Street. General Manager Brandon Stevens, who worked for the Roehlers in the past, relocated his family back to the area from Saginaw to help open the new restaurant.
Stevens says J. Wall Diner offers breakfast all day – with current hours of Monday-Friday 8am-5pm – with all “scratch-made” food items, from handmade biscuits to hand-shredded hash browns. “We have sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken, chili…and we’re planning on running daily specials from tamales to perogies to stroganoff,” he says. “We’ll have a different scratch-made soup every day all winter.” The diner also grinds its own coffee beans and has a variety of hot and cold coffee drinks, including espresso, lattes, and cappuccinos. (Courtesy TCTicker)