Dining options in Barkerville are limited, but James and I enjoyed our lunch of simple home-style comfort food at Wake Up Jake.
What’s in a name?
Fun fact: Wake Up Jake was named after Jake Franklin, one of the owners who reportedly fell asleep regularly at a table in the restaurant. As someone who naps through their lunch hour almost every day at work, I feel like Mr. Franklin and I are kindred spirits.
While the building isn’t an original (it’s a 1960s structure; the first reconstruction after Barkerville became an historic site in 1958) its decor immediately takes you back to the 1870s.
I ordered the grilled cheese and salad..
While my boyfriend, not surprisingly, opted for the spaghetti..
After lunch we headed back outside to check out more of the old town.